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The Creator Ensemble: A Celestial Blues Exploration at The Blue Nile – Jazz Fest 2015

Creator Ensemble at Blue Niles

The Creator Ensemble:
Skerik – saxophone, percussion
Cochemea Gastelum – flute, saxophone, percussion
Joe Russo – drums
John Medeski – piano, organ, keys, percussion
Robert Walter – piano, organ, keys
James Singleton – bass
Alecia Chakour – vocals, percussion

“A celestial blues exploration celebrating the music of Sun Ra, Pharaoh Sanders, Nina Simone, Gary Bartz, Yusef Lateef, Archie Shepp, John Coltrane, Jim Pepper and Alica Coltrane”

The Creator Ensemble 4/29/15 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
Part 1 of 3:
Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum Allah [Pharoah Sanders], Celestial Blues [Andy Bey / Gary Bartz]

The Creator Ensemble 4/29/15 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
Part 2 of 3:
A Love Supreme [John Coltrane], I’ve Known Rivers [Gary Bartz]

The Creator Ensemble 4/29/15 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
Part 3 of 3:
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free [Nina Simone], Newly-Weds Song [Jim Pepper], The Creator Has A Master Plan [Pharoah Sanders]

Creator Ensemble: John Medeski, Skerik, Joe Russo, James Singleton - A Love Supreme

The Creator Ensemble
April 29, 2015
New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile

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01. Colors [Pharoah Sanders]
02. Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum Allah [Pharoah Sanders]
03. Celestial Blues [Andy Bey / Gary Bartz]
04. Ballad For A Child [Archie Shepp cover]
05. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free [Nina Simone]
06. A Love Supreme [John Coltrane]
07. I’ve Known Rivers [Gary Bartz]
08. Shiva-Loka [Alice Coltrane]
09. Newly-Weds Song [Jim Pepper]
10. The Creator Has A Master Plan [Pharoah Sanders]

The Creator Ensemble:
Skerik – saxophone, percussion
Cochemea Gastelum – flute, saxophone, percussion
Joe Russo – drums
John Medeski – piano, organ, keys, percussion
Robert Walter – piano, organ, keys
James Singleton – bass
Alecia Chakour – vocals, percussion

The Creator Ensemble at Blue Nile

VIDEO: Frequinox closing down NOLA Jazz Fest @ d.b.a. early Monday morning 5/3/15

Frequinox at d.b.a. - Jazz Fest 2015

Frequinox 5/3/15 New Orleans, LA @ d.b.a. – Set Two:

Frequinox
May 3, 2015
New Orleans, LA @ d.b.a.

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Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Phil Harris – PH Balanced Recordings
Schoeps CCM5’s + Royer SF12 > Tascam 70D
-mics onstage center
-Schoeps positioned horizontally (ORTF/Cardioid) at 3′
-Royer positioned vertically (Blumlein) at 4′
-mixed & processed with L3 + Cubase 7

Set One – 1:45am:
01. ???
02. ???
03. Twitchie Feet [The Soul Machine cover]
04. Penske [Will Bernard]
05. ???
06. Cabbage Alley [The Meters cover]
07. Happy Birthday Robert Walter

Set Two – 3:20am:
08. Born In New Orleans (Donald Harrison Jr rap)
09. 2% Body Fat [Robert Walter]
10. Chicken Lickin’ (with Adam Kelly) [Funk Inc. cover]
11. Bootleggin’
12. Hung Up [Salt cover]
13. Meditation [Sam & The Soul Machine cover] (inc. Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver & Taxman teases)
14. Boom Boom
Encore:
15. Rocky Mountain Way [Joe Walsh cover]

Frequinox:
Stanton Moore
– drums
Rob Mercurio – bass
Robert Walter – organ
Will Bernard – guitar
Donald Harrison Jr. – saxophone, rap

Guests:
Adam Kelly
(Stanton Moore‘s In-Town Drum Tech for 14 Years) – drums

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Here are a few videos of Frequinox from Jazz Fest 2014:

Frequinox with Eric Bloom & Scott Flynn 5/4/14 New Orleans, LA @ d.b.a.:

Frequinox 5/2/14 New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World – Fiya Fest
Hunk (Robert Walter), Sprung Monkey (Stanton Moore), Penske (Will Bernard), Adelita (Robert Walter), Kickin’ Up Dust (Robert Walter), Chicken Lickin’ (Funk, Inc.)

AUDIO: Christian McBride interviewed by DJ Soul Sister at New Orleans Jazz Festival 2015

New Orleans’ own DJ Soul Sister sat down with jazz bassist extraordinaire Christian McBride for an interview/discussion on the last day of the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Grabbing some quick AC and foot rest at the inside Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage after a historic set by the original Meters with Cyril Neville and a Khris Royal led horn section, I sat back and listened to Christian McBride kick knowledge on his time spent with Freddie Hubbard, James Brown and several other subjects.

Later, McBride closed the WWOZ Jazz Tent with his Christian McBride Big Band featuring Dianne Reeves and Jeffrey Osborne. Here’s a few short video clips from that set:
https://instagram.com/p/2PSpKyzCAE/
https://instagram.com/p/2PSuSmzCAV/
https://instagram.com/p/2PSrRATCAI/

Christian McBride interviewed by DJ Soul Sister at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival