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Worship My Organ 1/9/16 on Jam Cruise 14

Worship My Organ on Jam Cruise 14

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 Jam Cruise – Part 1 of 5:

Worship My Organ, born as a NOLA Jazzfest engagement, set up shop in the Black and White Lounge, ready to do business. The collaboration of Robert Walter, Skerik, Adam Deitch and Marco Benevento is a maniacal one. For one hour and fifty-seven minutes, the fearsome foursome did not relent, and the music never stopped. The sounds arrived in a series of waves cloaked in frightening darkness; kicking down heady vamps and joints from the most demonic places, Walter, Benevento, Adam Deitch and Skerik unleashed a lesson in sonic bondage and tourniquet terror. Skerik’s inimitable notes serenaded with sadistic intentions.

Drummer Deitch brought out the best in his collaborators, and he channeled a particular personality of his foil that suits the moment’s need. On this night, Deitch was baiting and surrendering to the flow, playing loose and lyrical. Adam, utilizing a garbage can and its lid to augment his floor tom, began to unveil the classic hip hop knock with his lead right foot.

Commandeering the ship, Deitch set the table for Skerik to get diabolical, and unleash his patented spastic shrieks, the torrid response to the Walter/Benevento duality. Each keyboard player found a lane to drive, be it Hammond, Rhodes, or Wurlitzer, and Skerik needed not a reason to get weird. The drummer remained the anchor and the captain of this beautifully nightmarish séance of complete improvisation. Worship My Organ was simultaneously progressive and danceable. This was trip hop and free-Jazz, on steroids. The key tune was the performance itself.

Bee Getz as quoted in his Jam Cruise 14 overview review at Live For Live Music.

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 Jam Cruise – Part 2 of 5:
(listen for The National Anthem by Radiohead around 10 minutes in!)

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 Jam Cruise – Part 3 of 5:

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 Jam Cruise – Part 4 of 5:

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 Jam Cruise – Part 5 of 5:

VIDEO: D’Angelo & The Vanguard 6/14/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

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D’Angelo & The Vanguard 6/14/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Part 1 of 3:
Ain’t That Easy > Vanguard Theme > Betray My Heart > Spanish Joint, Really Love, The Charade, Brown Sugar (inc. Sir Nose D VoidofFunk [Parliament cover] & Hollywood Squares [Bootsy Collins cover]), Sugah Daddy > Funk Jam (inc. Freddie’s Dead [Curtis Mayfield cover])

D’Angelo & The Vanguard 6/14/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Part 2 of 3:
Encore 1: Another Life, Back To The Future > Left & Right (inc. Good To Your Earhole [Funkadalic cover]) > Chicken Grease > “What It Do” Funk Jam

D’Angelo & The Vanguard 6/14/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Part 3 of 3:
Encore 2: Till It’s Done (Tutu) > drum solo > Untitled (How Does It Feel)

D’Angelo – vocals, guitars, keyboards

The Vanguard:
Chris “Daddy” Dave – drums
Pino Palladino – bass
Isaiah Sharkey – guitars
Jesse Johnson – guitars
Cleo “Pookie” Sample – keyboards
Kendra Foster – backing vocals
Charlie “Red” Middleton – backing vocals
Jermaine Holmes – backing vocals
Kenneth Whalum III – tenor saxophone
Keyon Harrold – trumpet

Missing sections: second half of Ain’t That Easy, second half of Betray My Heart, ending of Spanish Joint, beginning half of Really Love, first half of the The Charade, middle of Brown Sugar, first half of Sugah Daddy, end of Back To The Future (but includes transition into Left & Right), first half of Left & Right, middle of Chicken Grease, very beginning and two middle sections of Untitled (How Does It Feel).

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For more photos, I have a facebook photo album with more video screenshots here.

Nikki Glaspie guest sets at Bear Creek Music Festival 2013: Chali 2na, Jennifer Hartswick Band, The Nth Power and more!

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It seemed like Nikki Glaspie was playing drums with everyone at Bear Creek in 2013. She played no less than 8 full sets, including 4 full sets on Sunday. Here she is with Chali 2na’s House of Vibe Band, 2 sets with the Jennifer Hartswick Band and a late night set with The Nth Power.

She also played with Dumpstaphunk, The Bear Creek Allstars (Dumpstajam) and subbed for Adam Deitch in Lettuce. Those 3 sets can be founds here. She also held it down with Roosevelt Collier & Nigel Hall’s Gospel Surprise, but I’m holding on to those videos until I find an audio source (I accidentally left my mic turned off so I have no sound for that set). Enjoy the last of my Bear Creek 2013 videos:

Chali 2na & The House of Vibe Band
November 16, 2013 Bear Creek Music Festival

???, Comin’ Thru > Don’t Stop, Get Focused > International, Jurassic 5 Medley (Ducky Boy > Freedom > Quality Control > I Want You Back > I’ll Be There > Quality Control), Welcome To The Fish Market

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Jennifer Hartswick Band
November 17, 2013 Bear Creek Music Festival

Part 1 of 2: Ain’t No Sunshine [Bill Withers cover] (with George Porter Jr)

Jennifer Hartswick Band
November 17, 2013 Bear Creek Music Festival

Part 2 of 2: Ain’t Nobody [Rufus & Chaka Khan cover] (with Jans Ingber, Natalie Cressman & James Casey), This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) [Talking Heads cover], Piece of My Heart [Janis Joplin cover] (with Jans Ingber and Natalie Cressman), Magic Man [Heart cover], Crush [Jennifer Paige cover], If You Don’t Wanna Wait

Jennifer Hartswick Band

Jennifer Hartswick Band
November 15, 2013 Bear Creek Music Festival

Part 1 of 2: You Got The Love [Rufus & Chaka Khan cover]

Jennifer Hartswick Band
November 15, 2013 Bear Creek Music Festival

Part 2 of 2: Let Me In

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The Nth Power
November 14/15, 2013 Bear Creek Music Festival

Part 1 of 4: Spirits, Only Love

The Nth Power
November 14/15, 2013 Bear Creek Music Festival

Part 2 of 4: Only Love (continued) > Weedie percussion solo

The Nth Power
November 14/15, 2013 Bear Creek Music Festival

Part 3 of 4: JazzFest 420

The Nth Power
November 14/15, 2013 Bear Creek Music Festival

Part 4 of 4: JazzFest 420 (continued)