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Kamasi Washington & Christian Scott discuss music & civil rights at North Sea Jazz Festival 2016

PANEL: MUSIC & CIVIL RIGHTS WITH KAMASI WASHINGTON AND CHRISTIAN SCOTTAshley Kahn (moderator); Kamasi Washington (tenor saxophone); Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (trumpet).

Although the Civil Right movement of the 60s and the anti-apartheid movements of the 80s are seen by many as struggles of the past, discussions about civil right have flared up again. What is the role musicians can have when it comes to social and political issues? Saxophonist Kamasi Washington and trumpeter Christian Scott discuss their experiences and those of fellow musicians.
North Sea Jazz Festival 2016 - Ahoy, Rotterdam

Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Festival

Kamasi Washington & The Metropole Orkest 7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival; Re Run

North Sea Jazz Festival 1976 poster

Kamasi Washington & The Metropole Orkest 7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival; Henrietta Our Hero

North Sea Jazz Festival 1977 poster

Christian Scott 7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival: Diaspora

North Sea Jazz Festival 1979 poster

Christian Scott 7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival: New Heroes

Miles Davis - North Sea Jazz Festival 1985 poster

Erasmusbrug - Rotterdam

John Medeski’s Mad Skillet 4/25/16 New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon Ramp Room

John Medeski's Mad Skillet 2016 Little Gem Saloon

John Medeski’s Mad Skillet
4/25/16 New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room
Set One:

Briar Patch [Brother Jack McDuff cover], ???, Blister [Will Bernard], Mojet [Mago cover], ???

John Medeski’s Mad Skillet
4/25/16 New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room
Set Two:

Inside Straight [Cannonball Adderley / Dirty Dozen Brass Band cover], 571 [Will Bernard], ???, Adele [Kirk Joseph], Baby Goats [John Medeski], Awanna [Will Bernard], Wiggly’s Way [Medeski Martin & Wood cover]

John Medeski's Mad Skillet 2016 Little Gem Saloon

John Medeski’s Mad Skillet
April 25, 2016
New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room

Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Phil Harris – PH Balanced Recordings
SBD matrix: Schoeps CCM5’s (ORTF/Cardioid Onstage Center) + Mono SBD feed > Tascam DR-70D
SBD was mostly piano and keys, nothing else in it.
Most of the mix is from my Schoeps onstage.

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC TORRENT or LIVE MUSIC ARCHIVE
VIDEO DOWNLOAD: TORRENT

Set One – 11:15pm:
01. Briar Patch [Brother Jack McDuff cover]
02. ???
03. Blister [Will Bernard]
04. Mojet [Mago cover]
05. ???

Set Two – 12:55pm:
01. Inside Straight [Cannonball Adderley / Dirty Dozen Brass Band cover]
02. 571 [Will Bernard]
03. ???
04. Adele [Kirk Joseph]
05. Baby Goats [John Medeski]
06. Awanna [Will Bernard]
07. Wiggly’s Way [Medeski Martin & Wood cover]

John Medeski’s Mad Skillet:
John Medeski
– organ, piano
Will Bernard – guitar
Kirk Joseph – sousaphone
Terence Higgins – drums

Notes:
This was the 3rd year for this project. In 2014 it was billed as Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Review and occurred on Saturday of first weekend with Eric Kalb on drums. In 2015 it was billed as Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special, on Thursday night, and cemented the lineup with Terence Higgins on drums. In 2016 it was Monday night and it was clear that Medeski was the leader of this group. They are going to record an album soon and start a kickstarter campaign. They also played a few European gigs in July of 2016.

John Medeski's Mad Skillet

VIDEO & AUDIO: NOLATET 4/29/16 New Orleans, LA @ Marigny Opera House

Nolatet 4/29/16 New Orleans Marigny Opera House

NOLATET
April 29th, 2016
New Orleans, LA @ Marigny Opera House

VIDEO 1: Canon XA-20 (on tripod, wide)
VIDEO 2: Canon XA-20 (on tripod, drum cam)
VIDEO 3: Canon G20 (on tripod, balcony cam then piano cam)
VIDEO 4: Canon T3i Rebel (monopod)
AUDIO (by Picklemic): AT 4050st (on-stage) + Earthworks (piano) > busDR70 24/48 > SD > Picklemacmini > Audacity 2.0.1 > Xact 2.37 > FLAC 24/48 > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (dither to 16/44) > WAV
Filmed & Edited by FunkItBlog

01. Dogs
02. Blue Belly
03. Melon Ball
04. La Sirene
05. Blueberry’s Diddy
06. Pops
07. Homer & Debbie (with Mark Southerland)
08. ??? (with Mark Southerland)
Encore:
09. Bongo Joe
10. ??? (with Mark Southerland)

NOLATET:
Brian Haas
– piano
James Singleton – upright bass, trumpet
Mike Dillon – vibraphone, percussion
Johnny Vidacovich – drums

Guests:
Mark Southerland – saxophone

Nolatet 4/29/16 New Orleans Marigny Opera House

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Nolatet 4/26/16 (Part 1 of 2) New Orleans, LA @ Louisiana Music Factory:
Dogs, Blue Belly, Melon Ball, Pops, Homer & Debbie

Nolatet 4/26/16 (Part 2 of 2) New Orleans, LA @ Louisiana Music Factory:
Homer & Debbie (continued), Bones, Band intros & banter