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VIDEO & AUDIO: Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 Maple Leaf New Orleans

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf
Part 1 of 3:
Come In My House [James Booker cover], “Let’s Jam”, I Get Lifted [George McCrae cover]

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf
Part 2 of 3:
Night People [Allen Toussaint / Lee Dorsey cover], Strange Relationship [Prince cover], Shakey Ground [The Temptations / Eddie Hazel cover] (with Jeff McCarty on vox)

Tony Hall & Friends 6/7/17 New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf
Part 3 of 3:
“A World Where No One Cares” [new Tony Hall tune], Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine [James Brown cover], ??? (instrumental), Down By The River [Neil Young cover]

Tony Hall & Friends
June 7, 2017
New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf

VIDEO 1: Yi 4K Action Cam (clamped to pole onstage)
VIDEO 2: Canon XA20 (handheld)
AUDIO: SBD > ??? > WAV > Cool Edit Pro (balanced channels by creating a fake stereo mix of each channel and mixing them + bass bump and normalization) > FLAC

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC TORRENT OR LIVE MUSIC ARCHIVE

01. ??? (instrumental)
02. Down By The River [Neil Young cover]
03. Come In My House [James Booker cover]
04. “Let’s Jam” [?cover or new Tony Hall tune?]
05. I Get Lifted [George McCrae cover]
06. Night People [Allen Toussaint / Lee Dorsey cover]
07. Strange Relationship [Prince cover]
08. Shakey Ground [The Temptations / Eddie Hazel cover] (with Jeff McCarty on vox)
09. “A World Where No One Cares” [new Tony Hall tune]
10. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine [James Brown cover]
11. If You Want Me To Stay [Sly & The Family Stone cover]

Tony Hall – bass, vocals, guitar
Alvin Ford Jr. – drums, vocals
Andrew Block – guitar, vocals, bass
Danny Abel – guitar
Tillis Verdin – keyboards, vocals
Khris Royal – saxophone, vocals, keyboards

Guests:
Jeff McCarty – vocals (on Shakey Ground)

Notes: This is the first show of Tony’s Wednesday night residency. I don’t think they were rehearsed at all. That’s how high caliber NOLA musicians roll though.

Halfway through Sex Machine Tony & Andrew switch bass & guitar.

Khris plays keyboards on If You Want Me To Stay.

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

VIDEO: Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special with John Medeski, Kirk Joseph & Terence Higgins

Will Bernard's Blue Plate Special with John Medeski & Kirk Joseph

Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special 4/30/15 New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room
Part 1 of 3:
Baby Goats (second half), Blister

Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special 4/30/15 New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room
Part 2 of 3:
Dead Dog In The Street [Kirk Joseph] > Tubby [James Booker cover]

Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special 4/30/15 New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room
Part 3 of 3:
Set Two: Awanna (with Wil Blades) > 571 (with Wil Blades), Adele [Kirk Joseph], Briar Patch [Brother Jack McDuff cover], You Haven’t Done Nothin’ [Stevie Wonder cover]
Encore: Wiggly’s Way [Medeski Martin & Wood cover]

Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special
April 30, 2015
New Orleans, LA @ Little Gem Saloon’s Ramp Room

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC TORRENT or LIVE MUSIC ARCHIVE


Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Phil Harris – PH Balanced Recordings
SBD matrix: Schoeps CCM5’s + Royer SF12 > 4 x Forssell SMP-500a / Radial Six Pack Workhorse > Tascam DR-70D at 24/96
-mics onstage center
-Schoeps positioned horizontally (ORTF/Cardioid) at 4′
-Royer positioned vertically (Blumlein) at 5′
-mixed & processed to 16/44 with L3 + Cubase 7

Set One – 11pm:
01. Inside Straight [Cannonball Adderley / Dirty Dozen Brass Band cover] >
02. Baby Goats
03. Blister
04. ???
05. Dead Dog In The Street [Kirk Joseph] >
06. Tubby [James Booker cover]

Set Two – 12:45pm:
07. Awanna > (with Wil Blades)
08. 571 (with Wil Blades)
09. Adele [Kirk Joseph]
10. Briar Patch [Brother Jack McDuff cover]
11. You Haven’t Done Nothin’ [Stevie Wonder cover]
Encore:
12. Wiggly’s Way [Medeski Martin & Wood cover]

Will Bernard’s Blue Plate Special:
Will Bernard
– guitar
John Medeski – organ, piano
Kirk Joseph – sousaphone
Terence Higgins – drums

Guests:
Wil Blades
– organ

Will Bernard's Blue Plate Special with Wil Blades