Sunday Jazz: Andy Summers, “The Three Marias”

Andy Summers, The Last Dance of Mr. X (1997)

Andy Summers, The Last Dance of Mr. X (1997)While Sting got all the attention (and record sales) after the Police broke up in the mid-1980s, I’ve always found guitarist Andy Summers’ solo material to be more consistently satisfying. And the one album of his I love more than any other is 1997’s The Last Dance of Mr. X. Summers is backed by a crack unit including Tony Levin on bass and Gregg Bissonette on drums. The trio crackles with energy on “The Three Marias,” the second track on the album. Enjoy!

(listen to “The Three Marias” by Andy Summers)

And because I know you’re curious, here’s a live performance of “The Three Marias” by Wayne Shorter, recorded in 1995. The original version can be found on his 1985 solo LP, Atlantis.

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Jazz: Andy Summers, “The Three Marias”

  1. Rishi Gajria

    How about reviewing the Andy Summers discography? Or at least the albums you are most familiar with.

    1. Chris Holmes

      That’s definitely a possibility. I’m no Summers expert but I might be able to cobble something together.

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