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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).

Nicolay & The Hot At Nights recreate City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya for Louisville, KY

Nicolay is one half of The Foreign Exchange (the other half being Phonte of Little Brother). Anyway, Nicolay recently teamed up with “exploratory jazz trio” The Hot At Nights to recreate Nicolay’s City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya album. The collaboration yielded an EP that can be downloaded for free over at Foreign Exchange Music.

A few weeks ago, Nicolay & The Hot At Nights hit the road throughout the south and midwest to recreate the EP in a live setting. Although the Louisville show was somewhat sparsely attended, the musicians knocked it out of the park and seemed to have a great time. I shot a few videos, which you can watch below. Thanks to the folks over at Soulbounce for the free tickets.

Nicolay w/ The Hot At Nights – Crossing 1/29/12 Louisville, KY @ The Rudyard Kipling:

Nicolay w/ The Hot At Nights – Rain In Ueno Park > Satellite 1/29/12 Louisville, KY @ The Rudyard Kipling:

The Hot At Nights – AC Slater 1/29/12 Louisville, KY @ The Rudyard Kipling:

Nicolay w/ The Hot At Nights – Wake Up In Another Life 1/29/12 Louisville, KY @ The Rudyard Kipling: