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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).

Van Halen – 2012 Tour Opener in Louisville, Kentucky @ KFC Yum! Center (HD VIDEOS)


VAN HALEN RETURNS!

UPDATE: The DVD is done and is available to download at dimeadozen.

While Van Halen might not be the typical band you’d find here at Funk It, this video project just came out too great not to share it!

UPDATE: NEW VIDEO:
Van Halen 2/18/12 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Jump (3-cam)

Van Halen 2/18/12 (teaser clip) Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
The Trouble With Never (clip)

Van Halen 2/18/12 (Part 1) Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
You Really Got Me, Runnin’ With The Devil, Romeo Delight:

Van Halen 2/18/12 (Part 2) Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Everybody Wants Some!!, Somebody Get Me A Doctor, Mean Street, Unchained, The Trouble With Never:

Van Halen 2/18/12 (Part 3) Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Dance The Night Away, I’ll Wait, Hot For Teacher, Ice Cream Man:

Van Halen 2/18/12 (Part 4) Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Panama, Eruption, Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love, Jump (ending):

Big thanks to ironchef for his amazing audio recording, which can be downloaded here. Also, big thanks to all others involved in this project, notably Matt Thomas for the 2nd video angle.