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Derek Smalls releases first solo album in 35 years / Live for Live Music

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Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls (aka comedian and actor Harry Shearer) will put out his first solo album nearly 35 years after the release of the film that made him famous. Dubbed Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing), the record will feature an impressive array of guest musicians like Donald Fagen of Steely Dan, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Crosby, Peter Frampton, Paul Shaffer, Dweezil Zappa, Joe Satriani, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, and contributions from Snarky Puppy leader/bassist Michael League and the Snarky Puppy Horns, which is no surprise considering the band's hilarious collaboration with Smalls during their 2016 Jazz Fest after show. Additionally, fellow comedian Jane Lynch, and Shearer's wife, singer-songwriter Judith Owen, are set to appear on the album as well.

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