Paul Simon Does “Late In The Evening” With The Roots

brandon | June 3, 2009 - 11:17 am

They performed it on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, so the One-Trick Pony track has something conceptual to its joyful, horn-lined lilt. Even if Fallon’s jokes don’t always work, his sound people generally do, and it’s not surprising the Roots handle the instrumentation tightly and with swing (hello, summer). For his part, Simon seems fairly stoked (and, as per that thumbnail image, he indeed raises the roof). Take a look, move your feet, etc.

Bonus: unearthed footage of Paul with his original writing partner Steve Martin…