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Medeski, Martin & Wood – Jamaica 2016

Medeski, Martin & Wood began 2016 (their 25th year playing together!) with a handful of shows in Jamaica opening for moe. and Little Feat. Fortunately for us, Little Feat archivist Chris Cafiero was on hand filming the first three nights (of the four), and he even snagged soundboard audio patches each night. Another taper, Steve Wilner also filmed with cameras at both stage right and stage left, as well as front of house. These tapers graciously shared the raw files with me and now we can all enjoy all three nights in multi-camera glory. If you’re an MMW fan, get ready for 3 hours of couch tour! Did I mention that Chris is playing only his Fender Jazz bass for the whole run? Or that they bust out tons of old favorites and get into a large amount of tasty groove-based improvisation? I shouldn’t have to say anything else. But I will say cheers to #MMW25! We’re off to a great start and let’s hope they book a lot more gigs, including something in New Orleans for Jazz Fest!

Medeski Martin & Wood 1/12/16 Jamaica

Medeski Martin & Wood 1/11/16 Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Jewel Paradise Cove Resort – Tropical Throe.down 2016:
Sorrow [David Bowie / The McCoys cover] > Lonely Avenue [Ray Charles cover] > Think > Improv > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus, Gonzo [James Booker cover]

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Medeski Martin & Wood 1/12/16 Jamaica

Medeski Martin & Wood 1/12/16 Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Jewel Paradise Cove Resort – Tropical Throe.down 2016:
Improv > Coconut Boogaloo > Henduck > Improv > Shackman

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Medeski Martin & Wood 1/13/16 Jamaica

Medeski Martin & Wood 1/13/16 Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Jewel Paradise Cove Resort – Tropical Throe.down 2016:
Chinoiserie [Duke Ellington cover], Just Like I Pictured It, Night Marchers > Improv > Wiggly’s Way, Brigas Nunca Mais [Antonio Carlos Jobim / Elis Regina cover], Heaven On Earth [Larry Young cover]

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You can find the audio downloads for all 3 nights over at bt.etree.org.
Night 1
Night 2
Night 3

Also, for a limited time, I have the 8 gig edited video files (with uncompressed LPCM audio) from each night available for download.
Night 1
Night 2
Night 3

Late Night At The Maple Leaf – Jazz Fest 2013

Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Marc Benevento, & Mike Dillon

Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento & Mike Dillon
May 4, 2013 (actually 3am to 6 am on the morning of May 5th, 2013)
New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf Bar

Set One (Part 1 of 2):
Margie [Jim Reeves cover] (Stanton & Johnny only), Drums > Improv, Whole Lotta Fun > Dr. Watson:

Set One (Part 2 of 2):
Smacksie [James Booker cover] > Junco Partner [James Booker cover], Stuck In Hell, Fat Redneck Gangster [Garage A Trois cover], ?Improv?, Resentment Incubator [Garage A Trois cover]:

Set Two (Part 1 of 2):
Here Come The Girls [Ernie K-Doe cover], I Don’t Know > Accentuate The Positive > The Real Morning Party, DVS (Dillon, Vidacovich, Singleton theme song) > Get Small > $100:

Set Two (Part 2 of 2):
?Improv?, ??? (inc. I Ain’t Buyin’), Gonzo [James Booker cover], Fragile [Garage A Trois cover]:

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For more Late Night At The Maple Leaf auditory experiences, check out Picklemic’s 2013 uploads:

Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr. & Sonny Landreth 4/25/13
Garage A Vidacovich (Johnny Vidacovich, Charlie Hunter, Skerik & Mike Dillon) 4/26/13
Terence Higgins, Marco Benevento, Roosevelt Collier, & DJ Logic in Electro Rage 4/26/13
The Absolute Monster Dumpstaphunklemen aka Maple Leaf Allstars (Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, Big D Perkins, Tony Hall, Raymond Weber & Jeff Watkins) 4/28/13
Johnny Vidacovich, Jeff Coffin, Felix Pastorius & Futureman 4/28/13
The Booker Thing! (Johnny Vidacovich, Marco Benevento & Reggie Scanlan) 4/30/13
Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville & June Yamigishi 5/1/13
Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., Marco Benevento & Skerik 5/2/13