Funk guitarist Cory Wong has shared another video featuring himself and the collaborators performing a studio version of “St. Paul”, one of the tracks included on his recent solo album, Motivational Music For The Syncopated Soul.
The new live video features the D.I.Y editing style which Wong has utilized on the studio videos featuring some of the tracks on his latest album project. Similar to the previously shared studio video for “Home”, Wong once again teams up with pianist Jon Batiste and drummer Nate Smith for “St. Paul”. The recording also features Kevin Gastonguay on B3 organ, Louis Cato on bass, and Tivon Pennicott on saxophone.
“I had the melody for this tune floating in my head for a long time. I thought it had an old school feel to it, that lends itself to being passed around between guitar, piano, and saxophone,” Wong mentioned in a statement to go with the video’s arrival on Monday. “Jon Batiste and I met in St. Paul when where he was the guest host on ‘Live From Here’, and I was playing in the house band. We hit it off musically and decided, ‘HEY! We should record some stuff together. I set up this session in NYC the next month.’ He invited me out to also play in the house band for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ where he’s the bandleader. We taped the show that afternoon and went straight to the studio to record together!”
Watch the grainy new video for “St. Paul” below.
Cory Wong – “St. Paul”
[Video: Cory Wong]
Next up for Wong is his upcoming appearance at Virginia’s LOCKN’ Festival, where the guitarist will team up with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong for a collaborative set on Friday, August 23rd. Wong will be onsite to perform with his other project, Vulfpeck, later that night.