James Taylor performed Yesterday at MusiCares Person of the Year gala celebrating Paul McCartney

James Taylor and Diana Krall (click for more pictures at CBS Los Angeles)

James Taylor collaborated with jazz artist Diana Krall for a back-to-back performance honoring Paul McCartney as the MusiCares Person of the Year last Friday night in Los Angeles.

James Taylor sang the legendary song “Yesterday” from The Beatles’ 1965 album Help!, with Diana Krall backing him on piano. The two then swapped, as she sang and he played guitar during “For No One,” which originally appeared on The Beatles’ Revolver from ’66.

James Taylor is about to launch an international tour that will preview some new songs for an upcoming album. Diana Krall appears on McCartney’s newest album, Kisses on the Bottom, a collection of standards.

On the red carpet before the MusiCares event, James Taylor spoke with CBS.

Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse performed “And I Saw Her Standing There”. McCartney ended the evening performing “My Valentine,” “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter,” “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five” and then ended with “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight,” and appropriately, “The End”.

Also in attendance were Carole King, David Crosby, and Bonnie Raitt, but they did not perform.

The performance was recorded but will not be televised; however, a DVD release to raise funds for MusiCares is expected, as in years past.

James Taylor was the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2006. That concert is available on DVD, minus Paul Simon covering “Sweet Baby James”.

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