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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

AUDIO: D’Angelo & The Vanguard 6/27/15 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater

D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Royal Oak Music Theater

D’Angelo & The Vanguard
June 27, 2015
Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater

Sony ECM-MS908C stereo mic > Canon XA20 video cam > LPCM lossless audio on MTS video file > Vegas Pro 12.0 (convert from 16/48 to 16/44 WAV) > CD Wave Editor (tracking) > FLAC

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1. Ain’t That Easy >
2. Vanguard Theme >
3. Betray My Heart >
4. Spanish Joint
5. Really Love
6. The Charade
7. Brown Sugar (inc. Sir Nose D VoidofFunk [Parliament cover] & Hollywood Squares [Bootsy Collins cover])
8. Sugah Daddy > Funk Jam (inc. Freddie’s Dead [Curtis Mayfield cover])
Encore 1:
9. The Door (tease)
10. Another Life
11. Back To The Future >
12. Left & Right (inc. Good To Your Earhole [Funkadalic cover]) >
13. Chicken Grease > “What It Do” Funk Jam
Encore 2:
14. Drum solo >
15. Untitled (How Does It Feel) *

D’Angelo – vocals, guitars, keyboards

The Vanguard:
Chris “Daddy” Dave
– drums
Rocco 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

* from alternate source (my iPhone), also the first 5 minutes are missing :(

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D’Angelo & The Vanguard 6/27/15 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
The Charade & Brown Sugar:

Meg Mac 6/27/15 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
Part 1 of 2:

Meg Mac 6/27/15 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
Part 2 of 2:

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BONUS AUDIO:
D’Angelo & The Vanguard 6/21/15 Forest Hills Stadium, NY
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D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Royal Oak Music Theater

VIDEO: Frequinox closing down NOLA Jazz Fest @ d.b.a. early Monday morning 5/3/15

Frequinox at d.b.a. - Jazz Fest 2015

Frequinox 5/3/15 New Orleans, LA @ d.b.a. – Set Two:

Frequinox
May 3, 2015
New Orleans, LA @ d.b.a.

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Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Phil Harris – PH Balanced Recordings
Schoeps CCM5’s + Royer SF12 > Tascam 70D
-mics onstage center
-Schoeps positioned horizontally (ORTF/Cardioid) at 3′
-Royer positioned vertically (Blumlein) at 4′
-mixed & processed with L3 + Cubase 7

Set One – 1:45am:
01. ???
02. ???
03. Twitchie Feet [The Soul Machine cover]
04. Penske [Will Bernard]
05. ???
06. Cabbage Alley [The Meters cover]
07. Happy Birthday Robert Walter

Set Two – 3:20am:
08. Born In New Orleans (Donald Harrison Jr rap)
09. 2% Body Fat [Robert Walter]
10. Chicken Lickin’ (with Adam Kelly) [Funk Inc. cover]
11. Bootleggin’
12. Hung Up [Salt cover]
13. Meditation [Sam & The Soul Machine cover] (inc. Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver & Taxman teases)
14. Boom Boom
Encore:
15. Rocky Mountain Way [Joe Walsh cover]

Frequinox:
Stanton Moore
– drums
Rob Mercurio – bass
Robert Walter – organ
Will Bernard – guitar
Donald Harrison Jr. – saxophone, rap

Guests:
Adam Kelly
(Stanton Moore‘s In-Town Drum Tech for 14 Years) – drums

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Here are a few videos of Frequinox from Jazz Fest 2014:

Frequinox with Eric Bloom & Scott Flynn 5/4/14 New Orleans, LA @ d.b.a.:

Frequinox 5/2/14 New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World – Fiya Fest
Hunk (Robert Walter), Sprung Monkey (Stanton Moore), Penske (Will Bernard), Adelita (Robert Walter), Kickin’ Up Dust (Robert Walter), Chicken Lickin’ (Funk, Inc.)