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VIDEO: DRKWAV at the Blue Nile – Jazz Fest 2017 (John Medeski, Skerik & Adam Deitch)

DRKWAV 5/2/17 Blue Nile New Orleans

May 2nd, 2017
New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile

VIDEO 1: Canon XA20 on tripod
VIDEO 2: Yi 4K Action Cam on stage
AUDIO: Sony ECM-MS908C stereo mic > Canon XA20 video cam

01. Improv
02. Improv
03. Improv >
04. Gazzelloni [Eric Dolphy cover] >
05. Space Is The Place [Sun Ra cover] (for Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.)

John Medeski
– keyboards
Skerik – saxophone
Adam Deitch – drums

This show was dedicated to Colonel Hampton B. Coles, Retired
(April 30, 1947 – May 1, 2017) R.I.P.

DRKWAV 5/2/17 Blue Nile New Orleans

Skerik’s Bandalabra, The Mike Dillon Band & The Dead Kenny G’s – Live at Cosmic Charlies

Skerik’s Bandalabra
September 18, 2012 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies

Charlie Don’t Like It, A Love Supreme (John Coltrane cover), ???, Equinox (John Coltrane cover), ?Freeborn?:


The Dead Kenny G’s
May 27, 2012 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies

Black Truman (Harry The Hottentot), Birther Blues, ???, ???, Gazzelloni [Eric Dolphy cover]

The Dead Kenny G’s
May 27, 2012 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies

Punk Rock Girlfriend > Like A Rhinestone Cowboy, Gorelick, Daddy Issues (Skerik on guitar), Beer (Skerik on guitar), Trivial Assault, Kill The Poor [Dead Kennedy‘s cover] > ?Jam? (announced as “I Love Old Man Magoo”)


Mike Dillon Band
August 11, 2012 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies

???, Harris County, DVS, ???, GoGo’s Theme, Leather On, Fat Redneck Gangster > Percussion Outro

Mike Dillon Band
August 11, 2012 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlies

Set TWO:
???, “The Rainbow Is Missing A Stripe”, Saturn Returns, River Is Burning, Bullsnake, Iphone/Android > “The Gangsta’s Can’t Keep Us Down” > Old Rock Star, Your Mother Was My Teacher, Flourescent Sunburn, Out Demons, Surfin With You, Cedar, Yeah It’s Christmas (So You Went and Shot Some Dope)

John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”, covered and funkifized

John Medeski, Skerik & Adam Deitch – A Love Supreme (John Coltrane cover)
August 13, 2011 Stratton, VT @ Royal Family Affair

To celebrate John Coltrane’s 85th birthday, I bring you two funkifized covers of Coltrane’s seminal recording with his “Classic Quartet”: “A Love Supreme.”

The first cover is a recent performance of a once-only band: John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin & Wood), Skerik (of Garage A Trois & The Dead Kenny Gs) and Adam Deitch (of Lettuce, Break Science & Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2). This one starts out very spacey until Deitch drops his hip-hop inflected beats, creating a wicked groove. The full recording of the show can downloaded at etree.

The second cover is from a 2002 performance by “Mike Clark & Friends.” Mike Clark is, of course, the legendary jazz-funk drummer that started out with Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters. Mike Clark’s “friends” on this occassion were Jessica Lurie (of Living Daylights) on sax and flute, as well as the core of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Brian Haas on fender rhodes and Reed Matthis on bass.

This one is quite a journey. Of special note is the middle section (about 7.5 minutes in) in which Haas takes over the bass lines on the rhodes and Matthis begins to play the lead with his bass running through an octave pedal. They definitely take this piece to a place it’s never been before (or since).

Mike Clark & Friends – A Love Supreme (John Coltrane cover)
July 20, 2002 Oxford, OH @ Camp Buzz 9

Special thanks to Mike Wren for the use of his photos and Rob Clarke for the audio!