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2012 Bear Creek Orchestra At Large feat. Robert Walter, Will Bernard, George Porter Jr, Billy Martin, Jennifer Hartswick, Nigel Hall, Billy Iuso, Pee Wee Ellis, etc.

Orchestra At Large

Every year since 2007 the Bear Creek Music & Art Festival has brought together a huge family of artists from around the country who are steeped in the underground funk scene. This festival prides itself in having more sit-ins than any other festival and this is encouraged by having several Artists At Large that roam around the festival, jumping in and playing with as many different acts as they can.

In 2012, the Artists At Large included Alecia Chakour, Andrew Block, The Atlanta Funk Society Horns, Billy Iuso, Freekbass, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Michelle Sarah, Pee Wee Ellis, Robert Walter, Roosevelt Collier and Will Bernard. The Orchestra At Large set, an annual tradition begun in 2011, gives all of these artists, plus others, the chance to really come together and play in unique formats. For 2012, the Orchestra At Large set took place at 12:30pm on Sunday morning at the Big IV Amphitheatre. While most festival-goer’s were not quite up and out of their tents yet, I was able to capture most of the set with 2 video cameras for your viewing pleasure.

Nigel Hall & George Porter Jr

It was truly a pleasure to see the once in a lifetime rhythm section of George Porter Jr & Billy Martin. Other highlights included Jennifer Hartswick belting out Led Zeppelin‘s Whole Lotta Love over a psychedelic haze of guitar fuzz, Michelle Sarah showing her vocal chops on a cover of Bill Withers‘ hit When I’m Kissing My Love, as well as the interplay, respect, and love between George Porter Jr & Nigel Hall during their cover of Billy Preston‘s Will It Go Round In Circles. ENJOY THE ENTIRE SET BELOW IN 6 PARTS:

PART 1:
Song 01. Play It Back [Robert Walter] (Robert Walter, Billy Martin, George Porter Jr, Will Bernard, Billy Iuso, Andrew Block, Pee Wee Ellis, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman & The Atlanta Funk Society Horns)
Song 02. Zig Zag [Pee Wee Ellis] (Robert Walter, Billy Martin, George Porter Jr, Will Bernard, Billy Iuso, Andrew Block, Pee Wee Ellis, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman & The Atlanta Funk Society Horns)

PART 2:
Song 03. Whole Lotta Love [Led Zeppelin] (Jennifer Hartswick, Freekbass, Robert Walter, Billy Martin, Will Bernard, Billy Iuso, Andrew Block, Pee Wee Ellis, Natalie Cressman & The Atlanta Funk Society Horns)

PART 3:
Song 04. Love Having You Around [Stevie Wonder] (Nigel Hall, Alecia Chakour, Freekbass, Nikki Glaspie, Robert Walter, Will Bernard, Billy Iuso, Andrew Block, Pee Wee Ellis, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman & The Atlanta Funk Society Horns)
Song 05. Will It Go Round In Circles [Billy Preston] (Nigel Hall, Roosevelt Collier, George Porter Jr, Nikki Glaspie, Will Bernard, Andrew Block, Pee Wee Ellis, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman & The Atlanta Funk Society Horns)

PART 4:
Song 06. Trippin Over Dragons [Billy Iuso] (Billy Iuso, Freekbass, Nikki Glaspie, Robert Walter, Will Bernard, Pee Wee Ellis, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman & The Atlanta Funk Society Horns)

PART 5:
Song 07. When I’m Kissing My Love [Bill Withers] (Michelle Sarah, Roosevelt Collier, George Porter Jr, Derrick Freeman, Wil Blades, Will Bernard, Andrew Block, Pee Wee Ellis, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman & The Atlanta Funk Society Horns)

PART 6: (shot by CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS)
Song 08. He Bite Me (The Dragon) [The Meters] (George Porter Jr, Roosevelt Collier, Terrence Houston, Robert Walter, Billy Iuso, Will Bernard, Skerik & Pee Wee Ellis)

George Porter Jr & Billy Martin

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: Roy Ayers – April 11, 2011 – Paris, France @ New Morning

Roy Ayers

Another great uncirculated audio recording from our friend NicNouille in Paris (the same man that brought us the first full recording of D’Angelo‘s 2012 tour).

Roy Ayers
April 11, 2011
Paris, France @ New Morning

internal mics > Olympus LS-10 > Wav > Flac8
Taper: NicNouille

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01 – Intro
02 – Searchin’
03 – Long time ago
04 – Baby you got it
05 – Everybody loves the sunshine
06 – Can’t you see me – Doobiboo run run run (running away) – Evolution
07 – Don’t stop the feeling
08 – Please don’t ask me why
09 – Give it to me Baby
10 – Love will bring us back together
11 – unknown + Drum solo

Roy Ayers (Claviers, Vibraphone, Voix)
Donald Nicks (Basse)
Lee Pearson II (Batterie)
Ray Gaskins (Claviers, Saxophone)
Tony Smith (Guitar)
John Preston (Voix)
Chief Udoh Essiet (Percussion)

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

internal mics > Tascam DR-2d > Cool Edit Pro (amplified) > CD Wave Editor (tracking) > FLAC

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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.