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Philly’s 4th of July Jam 2014 with The Roots, Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson & Nicki Minaj

The Roots with DJ Jazzy Jeff & Jeremy Ellis
plus special guests Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj & Ed Sheeran

July 4th, 2014
Philadelphia, PA @ Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Philly’s Fourth of July Jam
SBD > Livestream webcast (unknown kbps) > Cool Edit Pro > WAV > CD Wave Editor (tracking) > MP3

FULL AUDIO DOWNLOAD: HERE

FULL VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE (for now)

SET ONE: The Roots
01. Web / Rocky Theme Song
02. You Got Me
SET TWO: Aloe Blacc
03. Marlon Wayons Intro
04. Wake Me Up (Aloe Blacc)
05. I Need A Dollar (Aloe Blacc)
06. Marlon Wayans Interlude
07. Headless Heroes [Eugene McDaniels cover] (Aloe Blacc)
08. The Man (Aloe Blacc)
SET THREE: Jennifer Hudson
09. Marlon Wayans interview with Jennifer Hudson
10. Walk It Out (Jennifer Hudson)
11. It’s Your World (Jennifer Hudson)
12. Spotlight (Jennifer Hudson)
13. And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going (Jennifer Hudson)
SET FOUR: The Roots
14. The Otherside (with Bilal)
15. Mario Brothers Theme Song Battle (Questlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Jeremy Ellis)
16. Marlon Wayans Interlude
SET FIVE: Nicki Minaj
17. Super Bass (Nicki Minaj)
18. Pills N Potions (Nicki Minaj)
19. Yasss Bish (Nicki Minaj)
20. Did It On ‘Em (Nicki Minaj)
21. Beez In The Trap (Nicki Minaj)
22. Freedom (Nicki Minaj)
23. Moment 4 Life (Nicki Minaj)
SET SIX: The Roots
24. Marlon Wayans & Black Thought Freestyle Battle
25. The Seed 2.0
26. Apache > DJ Jazzy Jeff & Jeremy Ellis Battle
SET SEVEN: Ed Sheeran
27. Ed Sheeran Interview
28. Marlon Wayans Intro
29. Don’t (Ed Sheeran)
30. Lego House (Ed Sheeran)
31. Comin’ From Where I’m From [Anthony Hamilton cover] (Ed Sheeran)
32. The A Team (Ed Sheeran)
33. Sing (Ed Sheeran)

The Roots:
Black Thought – MC
Questlove – drums
Frankie Knuckles – percussion
Kirk Douglas – guitar
Damon Bryson – sousaphone
Mark Kelley – bass
James Poyser – keys
Kamal Gray – keys
Ray Angry – keys

Guests:
DJ Jazzy Jeff – turntables
Jeremy Ellis – Maschine (sequencer/sampler)
Brass Heaven – horns
Adam Blackstone – bass
Marlon Wayans – host
Aloe Blacc – vocals
Jennifer Hudson – vocals
Bilal – vocals
Nicki Minaj – vocals
Ed Sheeran – vocals, guitar

The Roots - 2014 Philly's 4th of July Jam

Common & Bilal – Like Water For Chocolate Tour – Olso, Norway (AUDIO DOWNLOAD)

Common & Bilal – Funky For You – May 16, 2000 Oslo, Norway @ BLAA

Common
May 16, 2000
Oslo, Norway @ BLAA
ECM-MS907 > MS722 > ? > CDR > EAC > MP3

MP3 DOWNLOAD LINK: Mega OR http://funkit.minus.com/mHs0JfXMr

Disc One:
1. Time Travelin’ [6:15]
2. Heat [3:05]
3. Nag Champa [2:10]
4. Invocation [1:59]
5. Respiration [3:20]
6. Dooinit [2:46]
7. Coldblooded [2:56]
8. Sex Machine [5:20]
9. freestyle [1:07]
10. Resurrection [2:51]
11. Still DRE [1:18]
12. (introducing the band) [3:03]
13. Ghetto Heaven (with Bilal) [5:33]
14. Soul Sista (with Bilal) [6:19]
15. Funky For You (with Bilal) [8:19]
16. I Used To Love H.E.R. [4:49]
17. The Light (with Bilal) [5:39]

Disc Two:
1. DJ Dumi plays around [1:40]
2. Thelonius [2:38]
3. The 6th Sense [4:32]
Encores:
4. The Love Of My Life > I Know You Got Soul > freestyle > solos > FINALE [18:48]

Common – MC
A Black Girl Named Becky:
Alan Palmer – Fender Rhodes, Congas (WDC)
Junius Bervine – clavinet (Philly)
Kevin Arthur – bass (Philly)
Deon Harold – horn (St. Louis)
Mark Colenburg – drums (St. Louis)
Deshawn Jenkins – lead guitar (Detroit)
DJ Dumi – turntables
+ special guest Bilal – vocals

The Robert Glasper Experiment & Bilal @ Chicago’s Double Door – March 10, 2012

Last weekend I had the pleasure of finally witnessing The Robert Glasper Experiment do their thing. Although drummer Chris “Daddy” Dave wasn’t on this tour, replacement Mark Colenburg more than held his own. (As I knew he would after I saw him play with The Robert Glasper Trio last month in St. Louis. Don’t miss my audio recording of that here.)

On this chilly Chicago night, special guest Bilal joined the Experiment for 3 tunes: the David Bowie cover, Letter To Hermione, the J Dilla produced Reminisce, and his seminal piece, All Matter. On top of that, the Experiment played for well over 2 hours without a break. One of the highlights for me was Glasper repeatedly teasing Radiohead‘s Everything In Its Right Place during this 6 minute piano solo, which led into All Matter. I ended up shooting 48 minutes of footage using my video camera, external microphone and monopod. Check it out below:

The Robert Glasper Experiment
March 10, 2012 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Butterfly (Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover):

The Robert Glasper Experiment
March 10, 2012 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Lift Off (inc. drum solos):

The Robert Glasper Experiment & Bilal
March 10, 2012 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Reminisce:

The Robert Glasper Experiment & Bilal
March 10, 2012 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Piano solo (inc. Everything In Its Right Place teases) > All Matter:

The Robert Glasper Experiment & Bilal
March 10, 2012 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
All Matter (continued):

The Robert Glasper Experiment:
Robert Glasper: keys
Casey Benjamin: saxophones, keytar, vocoder, keys
Derrick Hodge: bass
Mark Colenburg: drums
+ special guest Bilal: vocals

Full setlist: A Love Supreme (John Coltrane cover), A Tear To A Smile (Roy Ayers cover), Butterfly (Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover), Letter To Hermione (David Bowie cover) (with Bilal), Lift Off (inc. drum solos), Bass solo > Say Yes (Floetry cover), Cherish The Day (Sade cover), Reminisce (with Bilal), Piano solo (w/ Everything In It’s Right Place teases) > All Matter (with Bilal), Ah Yeah > Drum solo > Smells Like Teen Spirit

If you made it this far, then you’re probably interested in the other Robert Glasper recordings I’ve been posting lately:
(1) these 3/20/12 Experiment Chicago videos
(2) 2/27/12 Experiment WNYC radio session audio here
(3) Experiment with Roy Ayers & Pete Rock @ North Sea Jazz Fest last year here
and
(4) there are 2 other goodies, but you’ll have to search my facebook page for it (hint: March 3rd).