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Christian Scott debuts “new” Quintet for four night run at St. Louis’ Jazz at the Bistro

Christian Scott Quintet – No Church In The Wild (Jay-Z / Kanye West cover) 10/20/12 St. Louis

Christian Scott Quintet
October 20, 2012
St. Louis, MO @ Jazz At The Bistro

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Set One:
01. No Church In The Wild (Jay-Z / Kanye West cover) 12:47
02. Footprints (Wayne Shorter cover) 10:58
03. banter 11:03
04. Body and Soul 9:54
05. The Eye of the Hurricane (Herbie Hancock cover) 8:11
Total 52:51

Set Two:
01. Intro 1:36
02. Jihad Joe 10:25
03. vs. the Kleptocratic Union 8:13
04. banter 9:20
05. Body and Soul 8:07
06. No Church In The Wild (Jay-Z / Kanye West cover) 10:31
07. banter 5:16
08. New New Orleans > 9:19
09. K.K.P.D. 9:37
Total 72:24

Christian Scott – siren horn (custom trumpet/flugelhorn/coronet hybrid)
Kris Funn – bass
Corey Fonville – drums
Andrew Burglass – guitar
Braxton Cook – alto saxophone

Notes: This was the 4th night of a 4 night run at this venue. This run was also the debut of Christian’s new quintet. The first set was recorded from the front table on the right side. The second set was recorded from the second table dead center, so the sound is more balanced. Both renditions of Body and Soul are without Christian. For the second half of set two, Christian brought out his custom “reverse flugelhorn”, but never played it. For photos of the two horns, check this page: http://foresightandafterthought.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/christian-scott-atunde-adjuah/

Christian Scott Quintet – Isadora
October 19, 2012 – St. Louis, MO @ Jazz at the Bistro

Christian Scott Quintet – K.K.P.D. (incomplete)
October 19, 2012 – St. Louis, MO @ Jazz at the Bistro

10/22/12 UPDATE: It looks like Christian Scott is featured on a studio version of No Church In The Wild by a supergroup of next level jazz musicians calling themselves NEXT Collective. Their EP just dropped on iTunes today and the group is made up of Christian Scott, Matt Stevens, Jamire Williams, Ben Williams, Kris Bowers, Walter Smith III, Logan Richardson and Gerald Clayton. Check out their new EP over at The Revivalist.

More Bear Creek Music Festival VIDEOS: Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio / Spam Allstars with Pee Wee Ellis / Breakestra

When we left Atlanta on Friday morning, our goal was to arrive at Bear Creek Music Festival, set up camp, and get our asses down to the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio set at 3pm. After some fast driving and an even faster tent set up, we set out to explore the magical Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park with time to spare.

As we exited the campground area, I encountered the Big IV Ampitheater for the first time. I had seen pictures and heard stories, but now I was able to truly appreciate the wonder of this small piece of earth they call Suwannee. At that point in time, the Spam Allstars were on-stage with Pee Wee Ellis guesting.

As I pulled out my video camera to shoot my first video of the weekend, they began the James Brown classic, Cold Sweat! I started shooting immediately, then decided to try out my new press pass to enter the pit area. You can see at the end of the video as I try to enter and security informs me that my press pass only allows access to the pit during the first 3 songs of each set. Turned away, I stopped filming in order to better absorb this magical place with my own senses, rather than the camera. Accordingly, this particular video is less than 3 minutes long, but it shows some of the vibe on this Friday afternoon.

Spam Allstars w/ Pee Wee Ellis – Cold Sweat 11/11/11 Bear Creek:

Bear Creek is like late night at New Orleans Jazz Fest on steroids. You have to walk away from someone like Pee Wee Ellis in order to catch another legend like Dr. Lonnie Smith. I was excited for his trio in large part because of the drummer, Jamire Williams, who has played with Christian Scott, Robert Glasper, Gretchen Parlato, Bilal, and others from the NYC jazz/hip-hop scene. Although, I was equally impressed with guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg, whom I wasn’t familiar with. Anyway, When the good organ doctor and his trio came out the silky smooth B-3 organ sounds wafted through the warm afternoon air and all was good…

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio – Mellow Mood 11/11/11 Bear Creek:

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio – Beehive 11/11/11 Bear Creek:

Finally, I’ll include another early afternoon video, this one from Sunday morning. Breakestra took a rare trip out of the LA area to bring their non-stop medley of hip-hop samples to Florida, and I was able to capture a few bars…

Breakestra – Medley (Ring Of Fire > Greedy G > Shifting Gears > Champ > Because I Got It Like That > Funky Soul > Getcho Soul Togetha) 11/12/11 Bear Creek: