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AUDIO: Flying Lotus & Thundercat 10/25/14 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus is touring the USA right now supporting his new album, You’re Dead!, and Thundercat is the opening act. Fortunately for those of us that can’t catch this tour, a Minneapolis taper named LucidNight has captured their performances at the legendary First Avenue club.

Both Flylo and Thundercat seem in high spirits, and both remark on how it was the birthday of their friend Austin Peralta, the young pianist and composer who lost his life way too early 2 years ago. Listen to a few tunes below (including an unreleased Kendrick Lamar / Flylo collab!) and follow the links to download the entire show.


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Thundercat
October 25, 2014
First Ave, Main Room
Minneapolis, MN

Taper: LucidNight
Source: Church Audio 14 Cards > CA-9100 > Edirol 09 > Audacity
Location: Directly behind soundbooth

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC ZIP at MEGA or FLAC TORRENT

01. You’re Dead
02. Tron Song
03. ???
04. DMT Song > Lotus and The Jondy
05. Evangelion
06. Daylight
07. ???
08. Oh Sheit, it’s X!

Thundercat – bass, vocals
Dennis Hamm – keys
Justin Brown – drums

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Flying Lotus
October 25, 2014
First Ave, Main Room
Minneapolis, MN

Taper: LucidNight
Source: Church Audio 14 Cards > CA 9100 > Edirol 09 > Audacity
Location: Directly behind soundbooth, center

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC ZIP at MEGA or FLAC TORRENT

01. Intro
02. Theme > ???
03. Chance The Rapper song > ???
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11. Getting There (ft. Niki Randa)
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15. unreleased Kendrick Lamar / Flylo track
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19. Dead Man’s Tetris (ft. Captain Murphy & Snoop Dogg)
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22. Putty Boy Strut
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24. Never Catch Me (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
25. Outro

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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).