The recent sad news regarding David Axelrods passing on has led to Wax Poetics magazine site pushing out a turn of the century interview from the Big Daddy Magazine Issue #5
Part one of the interview can be viewed here and as still as worthwhile as when first read well worth the walk over...
David Axelrod’s life is sensational. Forget for a minute that the man produced some of the finest R&B and jazz albums of the 1960s for luminaries such as Lou Rawls and Cannonball Adderley. Forget Axelrod the visionary who, long before Shadow and his sampling contemporaries “endtroduced” themselves to the musical world, created the blueprint for classical melodies melded with the funkiest of backbeats. This interview would be worth reading for the intense anecdotes that characterize David Axelrod’s life.
cover scan from the Soul Source Gallery Selection