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The Creator Ensemble: A Celestial Blues Exploration at The Blue Nile – Jazz Fest 2015

Creator Ensemble at Blue Niles

The Creator Ensemble:
Skerik – saxophone, percussion
Cochemea Gastelum – flute, saxophone, percussion
Joe Russo – drums
John Medeski – piano, organ, keys, percussion
Robert Walter – piano, organ, keys
James Singleton – bass
Alecia Chakour – vocals, percussion

“A celestial blues exploration celebrating the music of Sun Ra, Pharaoh Sanders, Nina Simone, Gary Bartz, Yusef Lateef, Archie Shepp, John Coltrane, Jim Pepper and Alica Coltrane”

The Creator Ensemble 4/29/15 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
Part 1 of 3:
Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum Allah [Pharoah Sanders], Celestial Blues [Andy Bey / Gary Bartz]

The Creator Ensemble 4/29/15 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
Part 2 of 3:
A Love Supreme [John Coltrane], I’ve Known Rivers [Gary Bartz]

The Creator Ensemble 4/29/15 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
Part 3 of 3:
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free [Nina Simone], Newly-Weds Song [Jim Pepper], The Creator Has A Master Plan [Pharoah Sanders]

Creator Ensemble: John Medeski, Skerik, Joe Russo, James Singleton - A Love Supreme

The Creator Ensemble
April 29, 2015
New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile

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01. Colors [Pharoah Sanders]
02. Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum Allah [Pharoah Sanders]
03. Celestial Blues [Andy Bey / Gary Bartz]
04. Ballad For A Child [Archie Shepp cover]
05. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free [Nina Simone]
06. A Love Supreme [John Coltrane]
07. I’ve Known Rivers [Gary Bartz]
08. Shiva-Loka [Alice Coltrane]
09. Newly-Weds Song [Jim Pepper]
10. The Creator Has A Master Plan [Pharoah Sanders]

The Creator Ensemble:
Skerik – saxophone, percussion
Cochemea Gastelum – flute, saxophone, percussion
Joe Russo – drums
John Medeski – piano, organ, keys, percussion
Robert Walter – piano, organ, keys
James Singleton – bass
Alecia Chakour – vocals, percussion

The Creator Ensemble at Blue Nile

VIDEO: Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special with John Medeski, Kirk Joseph & Terence Higgins

Will Bernard's Blue Plate Special with John Medeski & Kirk Joseph

Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special 4/30/15 New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room
Part 1 of 3:
Baby Goats (second half), Blister

Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special 4/30/15 New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room
Part 2 of 3:
??? > Tubby [James Booker cover]

Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special 4/30/15 New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room
Part 3 of 3:
Set Two: Awanna (with Wil Blades) > 571 (with Wil Blades), ???, Briar Patch [Brother Jack McDuff cover], You Haven’t Done Nothin’ [Stevie Wonder cover]
Encore: Wiggly’s Way [Medeski Martin & Wood cover]

Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special
April 30, 2015
New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room

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Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Phil Harris – PH Balanced Recordings
SBD matrix: Schoeps CCM5’s + Royer SF12 > 4 x Forssell SMP-500a / Radial Six Pack Workhorse > Tascam DR-70D at 24/96
-mics onstage center
-Schoeps positioned horizontally (ORTF/Cardioid) at 4′
-Royer positioned vertically (Blumlein) at 5′
-mixed & processed to 16/44 with L3 + Cubase 7

Set One – 11pm:
01. ??? >
02. Baby Goats
03. Blister
04. ???
05. ??? >
06. Tubby [James Booker cover]

Set Two – 12:45pm:
07. Awanna > (with Wil Blades)
08. 571 (with Wil Blades)
09. ???
10. Briar Patch [Brother Jack McDuff cover]
11. You Haven’t Done Nothin’ [Stevie Wonder cover]
Encore:
12. Wiggly’s Way [Medeski Martin & Wood cover]

Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special:
Will Bernard
– guitar
John Medeski – organ, piano
Kirk Joseph – sousaphone
Terence Higgins – drums

Guests:
Wil Blades
– organ

Will Bernard's Blue Plate Special with Wil Blades

AUDIO: Christian McBride interviewed by DJ Soul Sister at New Orleans Jazz Festival 2015

New Orleans’ own DJ Soul Sister sat down with jazz bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride for an interview/discussion on the last day of the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Grabbing some quick AC and foot rest at the inside Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage after a historic set by the original Meters with Cyril Neville and a Khris Royal led horn section, I sat back and listened to Christian McBride kick knowledge on his time spent with Freddie Hubbard, James Brown and several other subjects.

Later, McBride closed the WWOZ Jazz Tent with his Christian McBride Big Band featuring Dianne Reeves and Jeffrey Osborne. Here’s a few short video clips from that set:
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Christian McBride interviewed by DJ Soul Sister at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival