Members of James Brown’s band, The Soul Generals, honored their late front man during an informal jam session.
The performance at Soul Bar came late Saturday night at a downtown nightclub after a day of “homegoing” ceremonies for Brown, who died of heart failure Christmas morning at age 73.
The show, which went into the early morning hours of Sunday doubled as a healing session for band members, guitarist Keith Jenkins said. “We got a chance to reflect and consider our future options,” said Jenkins, a band member for 12 years.
Was it the band’s last performance now that Brown has died?
“I hope not,” said trumpet player Hollie Farris, who played with Brown for 26 years. “We are talking about the possibility of continuing as a tribute band. But we don’t want to be like an Elvis impersonation band. We want to honor him and carry on his legacy.”