Remembering Tom Petty: Live At Jazz Fest In 2012

One year ago now the music world lost one of its true greats when Tom Petty expired after suffering cardiac arrest because of an accidental overdose. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers had only completed a 56-show excursion in honor of their 40th anniversary. Petty went ahead with the excursion despite dealing with a busted hip.

“Woven into the fabric of American rock ‘n’ roll music will be the tunes of Tom Petty,” composed JamBase’s Andy Kahn at a remembrance of this 66-year-old musician. “He wasn’t only a voice for his creation, instead his music transcended generations, becoming a voice for an whole nation and also a reflection of its civilization. ”

Tom Petty was born in Gainesville, Florida on October 20, 1950. He shaped Mudcrutch at 1970 and moved together with the group to Los Angeles in 1974. Out of the ash of Mudcrutch’therefore 1975 split came the arrival of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, a group that sold over 80 million albums worldwide. The group initially found success using a series of hits in the late ’70s that comprised “Breakdown,” “American Girl,” “I Need To Know” along with “Listen To Her Heart. ” Petty mostly recorded using the Heartbreakers over the last 40 years of his lifetime but also published a handful of solo albums, was a part of this supergroup the Traveling Wilburys and reunited Mudcrutch for a set of LPs.

In addition to their recording prowess, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were an incredible live band. On April 28, 2012 the group headlined the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. A portion of their collection was webcast and that footage was uploaded to YouTube a couple of months past. Petty and his group handle the timeless “Listen To Her Heart” to begin the 20+ minute segment. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers subsequently flaunt their ability to improvise on “Have Love Will Travel” out of 2002’s The Last DJ and beloved deep cut “Something Big” out of 1981’s Hard Promises. Guitarist Mike Campbell, who starts his first tour as a member of Fleetwood Mac tomorrowshines on the “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” that brings the video to its own completion. Watch Some of all Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 2012 Jazz Fest set under:

0:26 Listen To Her Heart

3:51 Have Love Will Travel

8:19 Something Big

14:50 Mary Jane’s Last Dance

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