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Kamasi Washington & Christian Scott discuss music & civil rights at North Sea Jazz Festival 2016

PANEL: MUSIC & CIVIL RIGHTS WITH KAMASI WASHINGTON AND CHRISTIAN SCOTTAshley Kahn (moderator); Kamasi Washington (tenor saxophone); Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (trumpet).

Although the Civil Right movement of the 60s and the anti-apartheid movements of the 80s are seen by many as struggles of the past, discussions about civil right have flared up again. What is the role musicians can have when it comes to social and political issues? Saxophonist Kamasi Washington and trumpeter Christian Scott discuss their experiences and those of fellow musicians.
North Sea Jazz Festival 2016 - Ahoy, Rotterdam

Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Festival

Kamasi Washington & The Metropole Orkest 7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival; Re Run

North Sea Jazz Festival 1976 poster

Kamasi Washington & The Metropole Orkest 7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival; Henrietta Our Hero

North Sea Jazz Festival 1977 poster

Christian Scott 7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival: Diaspora

North Sea Jazz Festival 1979 poster

Christian Scott 7/8/16 North Sea Jazz Festival: New Heroes

Miles Davis - North Sea Jazz Festival 1985 poster

Erasmusbrug - Rotterdam

The Creator Ensemble at The Blue Nile – Jazz Fest 2016

Creator Ensemble 2016

The Creator Ensemble:
Cochemea Gastelum
– saxophone, flute, percussion
Alecia Chakour – vocals, percussion
Robert Walter – keyboards
Marco Benevento – piano
Tim LeFebvre – bass
Makaya McCraven – drums

The Creator Ensemble 4/29/15 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
Thembi [Pharoah Sanders], The Plum Blossom [Yusef Lateef], The Creator Has A Master Plan [Pharoah Sanders], ??? [?John Coltrane cover?], Home Is Where The Hatred Is [Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson] (end cut), I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free [Nina Simone]

The Creator Ensemble
April 29, 2016
New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: FLAC TORRENT

01. Newly-Weds Song [Jim Pepper]
02. Thembi [Pharoah Sanders]
03. The Plum Blossom [Yusef Lateef]
04. The Creator Has A Master Plan [Pharoah Sanders]
05. ??? [?John Coltrane cover?]
06. Home Is Where The Hatred Is [Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson] (end cut)
07. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free [Nina Simone]

The Creator Ensemble:
Cochemea Gastelum
– saxophone, flute, percussion
Alecia Chakour – vocals, percussion
Robert Walter – keyboards
Marco Benevento – piano
Tim LeFebvre – bass
Makaya McCraven – drums

Notes: The end of Home Is Where The Hatred Is is cut/missing because my battery died. Probably missing the last 3 to 5 minutes (which was the highlight of the whole show for me, but now it’s gone forever!)

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