One of the more intriguing collaborations in 1985 was Sting’s use of jazz-funk musicians to perform on his first post-Police album, The Dream Of The Blue Turtles. The result was both surprising and interesting. Consistently highlighted throughout the album were saxman Branford Marsalis (brother of Wynton), bassist Darryl Jones, keyboardist Kenny Kirkland, and drummer Omar Hakim, whose work we see here. “Consider Me Gone” has a definite straight four jazz feel, and there are trademark jazz touches throughout: (1) a strong quarter note pulse in the cymbal ride pattern, even with the variations, (2) the hi-hat closed crisply on beats two and four, (3) snare rim click on the fourth beat, and (4) some nice left hand and bass drum interjections. Only toward the end, at letter D, does the song shift into a hard backbeat shuffle. Note that the vamp at the beginning of the chart continues to repeat until the lyric cue.
Consider Me Goneby Sting
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