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AUDIO: Christian McBride interviewed by DJ Soul Sister at New Orleans Jazz Festival 2015

New Orleans’ own DJ Soul Sister sat down with jazz bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride for an interview/discussion on the last day of the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Grabbing some quick AC and foot rest at the inside Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage after a historic set by the original Meters with Cyril Neville and a Khris Royal led horn section, I sat back and listened to Christian McBride kick knowledge on his time spent with Freddie Hubbard, James Brown and several other subjects.

Later, McBride closed the WWOZ Jazz Tent with his Christian McBride Big Band featuring Dianne Reeves and Jeffrey Osborne. Here’s a few short video clips from that set:
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Christian McBride interviewed by DJ Soul Sister at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

DRKWAV & Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 @ Cervantes, Denver – Night 2

DRKWAV Denver Cervantes

DRKWAV – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 1 of 3:
Improvisation

DRKWAV – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 2 of 3:
Improvisation > Count Chokulous [@ 12min30sec] > Improvisation

DRKWAV – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 3 of 3:
Improvisation > Improvisation (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff) > Shmeeans Kuti (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff)

DRKWAV Denver Cervantes

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Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 1 of 4:
Povo [Freddie Hubbard cover], Palm Grease [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 2 of 4:
Love Will Bring Us Back Together [Roy Ayers cover], For My Friend [Bill Withers cover], Stratus [Billy Cobham cover]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 3 of 4:
Love Having You Around [Stevie Wonder cover] (inc. Chicken Grease tease [D’Angelo cover]), Spank-A-Lee [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 4 of 4:
Dance Floor / Red Baron [Zapp / Billy Cobham covers]

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DRKWAV
March 14, 2015
Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

SBD Matrix: SBD > Tascam DR-680 [by Cobiwan of DiGiHoArDeRs] +
onstage DFC wide ORTF Beyers MC803 > UA-5 > R-09 [by Colorado Corey/KIND Recordings]
Mix by Funk It Blog in Sony Vegas Pro 12.0

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: TORRENT

01. Intro
02. Improvisation >
03. Improvisation >
04. Improvisation >
05. Improvisation >
06. Count Chokulous >
07. Improvisation
08. Skerik speaks
09. Improvisation >
10. Improvisation >
11. Improvisation >
12. Improvisation > (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff)
13. Shmeeans Kuti (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff)

DRKWAV:
John Medeski
– keyboards
Adam Deitch – drums
Skerik – saxophone

Guests:
Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff – guitar

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Joey Porter’s Shady Business
March 14, 2015
Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

SBD > Tascam DR-680 [by Cobiwan of DiGiHoArDeRs]

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: TORRENT or LIVE MUSIC ARCHIVE

01. Povo [Freddie Hubbard cover]
02. Palm Grease [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
03. Love Will Bring Us Back Together [Roy Ayers cover]
04. For My Friend [Bill Withers cover]
05. Stratus [Billy Cobham cover]
06. Love Having You Around [Stevie Wonder cover] (inc. Chicken Grease tease [D’Angelo cover])
07. Spank-A-Lee [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
08. Dance Floor / Red Baron [Zapp / Billy Cobham covers]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business:
Joey Porter
– keys/vocals
Nigel Hall – keys/organ/vocals
Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff – guitar
Garrett Sayers – bass
Adam Deitch – drums
Gabe Mervine – trumpet

DRKWAV Cervantes Denver

You can find the first night here.

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!