Tag Archive for Improvisation

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

DRKWAV 5/2/17 Blue Nile New Orleans

DRKWAV
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.)

DRKWAV:
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

VIDEO & AUDIO: NOLATET 5/5/17 New Orleans, LA @ Marigny Opera House

Nolatet 2017 Marigny Opera House

NOLATET
May 5th, 2017
New Orleans, LA @ Marigny Opera House

VIDEO 1: Canon XA-20
VIDEO 2: Canon XA-20
VIDEO 3: Canon G20
AUDIO (by Picklemic): AT 4050st+ 2Milab CM-22’s>busDR70r
Filmed & Edited by FunkItBlog

01. Improv > Pops
02. Blue Belly [Singleton]
03. Improv > Dogs
04. Lanky Stanky Maestro [Haas]
05. Homer & Debbie
06. Improv > Blueberry’s Diddy (with Mark Southerland & Jonathan Freilich)
07. Misterioso [Thelonious Monk cover] (with Mark Southerland & Jonathan Freilich)
08. Malabar (with Mark Southerland & Jonathan Freilich)

NOLATET:
Brian Haas
– piano
James Singleton – upright bass, trumpet
Mike Dillon – vibraphone, percussion
Johnny Vidacovich – drums

Guests:
Mark Southerland – saxophones & whirlymajig
Jonathan Freilich – guitar

Nolatet 2017 Marigny Opera House

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