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VIDEO & AUDIO: Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 Maple Leaf New Orleans

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf
Part 1 of 3:
Come In My House [James Booker cover], “Let’s Jam”, I Get Lifted [George McCrae cover]

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf
Part 2 of 3:
Night People [Allen Toussaint / Lee Dorsey cover], Strange Relationship [Prince cover], Shakey Ground [The Temptations / Eddie Hazel cover] (with Jeff McCarty on vox)

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf
Part 3 of 3:
“A World Where No One Cares” [new Tony Hall tune], Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine [James Brown cover], ??? (instrumental), Down By The River [Neil Young cover]

Tony Hall & Friends
June 7, 2017
New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf

VIDEO 1: Yi 4K Action Cam (clamped to pole onstage)
VIDEO 2: Canon XA20 (handheld)
AUDIO: SBD > ??? > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (balanced channels by creating a fake stereo mix of each channel and mixing them + bass bump and normalization) > FLAC

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01. ??? (instrumental)
02. Down By The River [Neil Young cover]
03. Come In My House [James Booker cover]
04. “Let’s Jam” [?cover or new Tony Hall tune?]
05. I Get Lifted [George McCrae cover]
06. Night People [Allen Toussaint / Lee Dorsey cover]
07. Strange Relationship [Prince cover]
08. Shakey Ground [The Temptations / Eddie Hazel cover] (with Jeff McCarty on vox)
09. “A World Where No One Cares” [new Tony Hall tune]
10. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine [James Brown cover]
11. If You Want Me To Stay [Sly & The Family Stone cover]

Tony Hall – bass, vocals, guitar
Alvin Ford Jr. – drums, vocals
Andrew Block – guitar, vocals, bass
Danny Abel – guitar
Tillis Verdin – keyboards, vocals
Khris Royal – saxophone, vocals, keyboards

Guests:
Jeff McCarty – vocals (on Shakey Ground)

Notes: This is the first show of Tony’s Wednesday night residency. I don’t think they were rehearsed at all. That’s how high caliber NOLA musicians roll though.

Halfway through Sex Machine Tony & Andrew switch bass & guitar.

Khris plays keyboards on If You Want Me To Stay.

Funk It’s Jam Cruise 2016 Highlight Video

Trombone Shorty, Fred Wesley & Ivan Neville - Jam Cruise 2016

Funk It’s Jam Cruise 2016 Highlight Video:

01. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Help On The Way > Slipknot! [Grateful Dead covers]
02. Zach Deputy – Next To You
03. The New Mastersounds – Just Gotta Run (with Charly Lowry)
04. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – My Baby (with Nicki Bluhm & Eric McFadden)
05. Robert Walter & Eddie Roberts Jam Room – You Got The Love [Chaka Khan cover] (with Michelle Sarah)
06. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Sunny Side Of The Street (with Fred Wesley & Ivan Neville)
07. Stanton Moore Jazz Trio – Magnolia Triangle [James Black cover] (Stanton Moore, David Torkanowsky & James Singleton with Skerik, Eric Bloom, Will Bernard, Mike Dillon & Weedie Braimah)
08. Jans Ingber, Adam Deitch & Nate Werth – percussion jam on the deck
09. Adam Smirnoff Jam Room (with Jans Ingber, Mike Ballard, Joey Peebles, Congo Sanchez, DJ Williams, Borahm Lee, Justin Stanton, Iaan Neville & Nate Werth)
10. Adam Smirnoff Jam Room – A Message From The Meters [The Meters cover] (with Jesus Coomes, Ryan Zoidis, Alvin Ford Jr, Isaac Teel, Nigel Hall, Eric McFadden & Nate Werth)
11. Adam Smirnoff Jam Room – (with Jesus Coomes, Ryan Zoidis, Alvin Ford Jr, Adam Deitch, Emily Musolino, Corey Henry, Charly Lowry, Mike Olmos, Nate Werth, Oteil Burbridge, Isaac Teel & Nigel Hall)
12. The Infamous Stringdusters – My Destination
13. Stanton Moore Jazz Trio – All These Things [Allen Toussaint cover]
14. Snarky Puppy – Skate U
15. Bernard Purdie Jazz Lounge – Heavy Soul Slinger [with Pete Shand, Eddie Roberts, Todd Stoops, Karl Denson & Mike Olmos]

Bernard Purdie - Jam Cruise 2016

16. Lettuce – Phyllis
17. Brownout – What You Did
18. Dr. John – Mack The Knife (with Fred Wesley)
19. Marco Benevento Trio – I Just Want To Make Love To You (with Nicole Atkins)
20. Ivan Neville – Wrong Number (I’m Sorry, Goodbye) [Aaron Neville cover]
21. Ivan Neville – Joy Inside My Tears [Stevie Wonder cover] (with Nick Daniels, Nigel Hall, Eric Bloom, Karl Denson, Corey Henry, Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore & Dan Oestreicher)
22. Soulive – Up Right (with Oteil Burbridge)
23. Roosevelt Collier Super Jam – Getten’ To Know You [Parliament cover] (Roosevelt Collier, Todd Stoops, Will Bernard, Fred Wesley, Ron Holloway, Corey Henry, unknown drummer, unknown bassist)
24. Eric Bloom Jazz Lounge – Mercy Mercy Mercy [Joe Zawinul cover] (Eric Bloom, Johnny Vidacovich, David Torkanowsky, Michael League, Will Bernard & Congo Sanchez)
25. Eric Bloom Jazz Lounge – How Blue Can You Get? (Eric Bloom, Alvin Ford Jr, David Torkanowsky, James Singleton, Eric McFadden & Skerik)
26. Snarky Puppy – Grown Folks (with Stanley Jordan)
27. Worship My Organ – Improv > The National Anthem [Radiohead cover] (Marco Benevento, Robert Walter, Adam Deitch & Skerik)
28. Brown Sabbath – N.I.B. [Black Sabbath cover]
29. The Floozies – Fat Bottomed Girls [Queen cover]
30. Lotus – The Legend of Zelda Theme Song > Improv

New Mastersounds & Charly Lowry - Jam Cruise 2016

31. Dr. Klaw – Cardova [The Meters cover] (with Sugah Davis)
32. Dr. John (solo piano) – Wade In The Water
33. Southern Soul Assembly – ??? (JJ Grey, Luther Dickenson, Marc Broussard & Anders Osborne)
34. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – Monk Strap
35. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – Do It All Night [Prince cover] (with Ziek McCarter of Con Brio)
36. Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – I’m Your Woman
37. Mike Dillon Jazz Lounge – ??? (Johnny Vidacovich, David Torkanowsky, James Singleton, & Will Bernard)
38. Mike Dillon Jazz Lounge – Dugout [Garage A Trois cover] (Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento & James Singleton)
39. Dumpstaphunk – Meanwhile (with Roosevelt Collier, Nigel Hall & Trombone Shorty)
40. Anders Osborne – Aim Way High (Carl DuFrene, Brady Blade, Eric McFadden & Ivan Neville)
41. Neville Jacobs – The Stakes (Cris Jacobs, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall & Brady Blade)
42. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Viola Lee Blues
43. Lettuce – “Neal Untitled”
44. Free Jazz Workshop – Improv (Skerik, Mike Dillon & Vernon Reid)
45. Nigel Hall – Never Gonna Let You Go (with Eric Benny Bloom & Ryan Zoidis – The Shady Horns)

Snarky Puppy - Jam Cruise 2016

46. Ivan Neville vs. Robert Walter – Improv (with Stanton Moore)
47. JJ Grey & Mofro – A Night To Remember
48. Soulive – Too Much (with Nigel Hall)
49. Everyone Orchestra – Keep Those Troubles Away (Matt Butler, Isaac Teel, Vernon Reid, Ron Holloway, Reed Matthis, Marco Benevento, Mihali Savoulidi, Scott Pemberton, Pappy Biondo, Paul Hoffman, Anders Beck, Jeff “Congo” Sanchez, Jans Ingber, Amy Helm & Nicki Bluhm)
50. Marco Benevento Trio – If I Get To See You At All
51. Dr. John – Walk On Guilded Splinters (with Leo Nocentelli)
52. Simon Allen Jazz Lounge – ??? (with Robert Walter, Dan Lebowitz, Daniel Carares & Mike Olmos)
53. Dumpstaphunk – Don’t Do It [The Band / Marvin Gaye cover] (with Cris Jacobs & Amy Helm)
54. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Do To You (with Leo Nocentelli)
55. Galactic – Africa / New Orleans [The Meters cover] (with Erica Falls, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Skerik, Eric Bloom & Mike Dillon)

The Killa 4 Dilla 4/30/16 New Orleans, LA @ Maison – Fiyawerx Prod. – J Dilla Tribute

Killa 4 Dilla 4/30/16 Maison, New Orleans

The Killa 4 Dilla II – April 30, 2016
New Orleans, LA @ Maison (actually started 5/1/16 @ 3:30am)
Part 1 of 2:
???, The Light (with Ivan Neville, Ian Neville & Nikki Glaspie), [Alvin Ford Jr exits, Louis Cato enters], Thelonius > Players > Get Down > U and Ur Smile > 2 You 4 You, [Louis Cato exits, Adam Deitch enters], Thought U Wuz Nice, So Far To Go

Bee Getz as quoted in his NOLA Jazz Fest After-Dark 2016 overview review at Live For Live Music:

After the rousing success of their first endeavor, a late-night, post-BUKU throwdown, FIYAwerx Productions revealed a Jazz Fest after dark redux, and the Killa 4 Dilla II was born just days before the show. The FIYA Dept had this one tucked up their sleeve for a few weeks, but once they announced the second edition of their J Dilla tribute, the excitement around the city was palpable. Boasting a roster of jazz-funk heavyweights with a healthy appreciation for hip-hop history, the band came together in short order to summon a ghost of The Ummah. Lacing us with two hours of classic Jay Dee, this was Welcome to Detroit, the Frenchman Street edition.

The ensemble included the likes of Borahm Lee (keys and samples), Nate Edgar (bass), Nicky Cake Cassarino (guitar), Ian Neville (guitar), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (trumpet), Khris Royal (sax and effects), Alvin Ford Jr (drums), Adam Deitch (drums) and emcees Nikki Glaspie and M@ Peoples. The outfit ambled on stage just after two in the morning, and deftly delivered a cadre of bangers that had us “Body Movin'” and crush-groovin’ late into the night. A student of the James Yancey pantheon, Borahm Lee was a revelation; a true-school beat conductor for this focused free-for-all, playing choice Rhodes betwixt a bevy of samples and looping gymnastics. Soulquarian essential oils were in the air on Common‘s “The Light”, and the energy turned Nthfectious; Cassarino‘s slinky Spanky Chalmers licks, Edgar‘s Pino Palladino was perfection, and Glaspie‘s mojo was workin’ through Rashid‘s effervescent verses, the dreaded femcee gripping the mic like it was mama’s gun. Another period piece, Slum Village‘s “Jealousy” was handled with verbal authority by M@ Peoples. This talented local emcee shined on a vast array of Dilla-gence throughout. Brown and Royal passed the champion sound forth and back, and Ford was steady-clicking a metronome of Dillafication, the off-beat/on-beat, blunted breaks mined from a Conant Gardens bassment.

Killa 4 Dilla 4/30/16 Maison, New Orleans

Miraculously, the man, myth, legend, the all-galaxy cat himself, Louis Cato appeared out of thin air and relieved Ford on the drum kit; a segment of virtue and virtuoso, this was beyond Filthy Mcnasty. Naturally, it being a FIYA Dept hip hop show in NOLA, the boy wonder Adam Deitch emerged to nail the illest Iverson crossovers. Lettuce‘s hip-hop heartbeat got luscious on a lucid dreaming “Lightworks,” an MPC piece of masterpiece theater found on Yancey‘s final finished document, Donuts. The Killa chorale continued to bless the Maison massive by honoring the legacy of hip-hop’s greatest producer; emotional readings of several undying soundtracks to our lives included “Runnin'” (The Pharcyde) and the SV/Common slab of heat rocks “Thelonious.” Most treasured was an sojourn through this writer’s amaranthine anthem: De La Soul‘s 1996 word-to-the-wise “Stakes is High”. James Casey and the Mayor of *my* New Orleans Derrick “Smoker” Freeman assumed the role of Plug-One and Plug-Two; this duo led the crew through golden-age, rap-superhero theme music.In a word: FIYA. A new generation of Native Tongues had been reinstated. Vibes? Vibrations. Jay. Love. JazzFest.

The Killa 4 Dilla II – April 30, 2016
New Orleans, LA @ Maison (actually started 5/1/16 @ 3:30am)
Part 2 of 2:
??? > Lightworks > ??? > Jealousy, Runnin’ (Can’t Keep Running Away) > Stakes Is High, Encore: [Adam Deitch exits, Nikki Glaspie enters], Think Twice

The Killa 4 Dilla II:
Borahm Lee – keyboards
Alvin Ford Jr. – drums (beginning until The Light)
Louis Cato – drums (Thelonius > 2 You 4 You)
Adam Deitch – drums (Thought U Wuz Nice > Stakes Is High)
Nikki Glaspie – drums (Think Twice), MC (on The Light)
Nate Edgar – bass
Nick Cassarino – guitar
Maurice Brown – trumpet, MC (on 2 You 4 You, ??? before Lightworks, & Jealousy)
Khris Royal – saxophone
Ivan Neville – vocals (on The Light)
Ian Neville – guitar (on The Light & Runnin’)
M@ Peoples – MC (on Thelonius & Players)
James Casey – MC (on Runnin’, Stakes Is High & Think Twice)
Derrick Freeman – MC (on Stakes Is High)

Greg Bryant - Killa 4 Dilla

Killa 4 Dilla 4/30/16 Maison, New Orleans