From February 1974 to August of the same year, Ernest “Boom” Carter sat behind the drums for the E Street Band. Though only a short stint many “musicologists’ credit him with being instrumental in adding the jazz and funk flavor to the band’s early sound. Later he, and E Street Band pianist David Sancious formed “Tone”, a jazz fusion combo that would eventually feature Patti Scialfa. Here’s “Boom” at the Harvard Square Theatre show with the E Street Band.
“David Sancious, Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band, Cambridge, MA 1974”
An incredible pianist and one of the original members of the E Street Band. I remember after sound check and warm ups, David continued at the piano, playing some incredible jazz improvisation. He was and still is a masterful musician.