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Late Night At The Maple Leaf – Jazz Fest 2013

Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Marc Benevento, & Mike Dillon

Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Marco Benevento & Mike Dillon
May 4, 2013 (actually 3am to 6 am on the morning of May 5th, 2013)
New Orleans, LA @ The Maple Leaf Bar

Set One (Part 1 of 2):
Margie [Jim Reeves cover] (Stanton & Johnny only), Drums > Improv, Whole Lotta Fun > Dr. Watson:

Set One (Part 2 of 2):
Smacksie [James Booker cover] > Junco Partner [James Booker cover], Stuck In Hell, Fat Redneck Gangster [Garage A Trois cover], ?Improv?, Resentment Incubator [Garage A Trois cover]:

Set Two (Part 1 of 2):
Here Come The Girls [Ernie K-Doe cover], I Don’t Know > Accentuate The Positive > The Real Morning Party, DVS (Dillon, Vidacovich, Singleton theme song) > Get Small > $100:

Set Two (Part 2 of 2):
?Improv?, ??? (inc. I Ain’t Buyin’), Gonzo [James Booker cover], Fragile [Garage A Trois cover]:

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For more Late Night At The Maple Leaf auditory experiences, check out Picklemic’s 2013 uploads:

Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr. & Sonny Landreth 4/25/13
Garage A Vidacovich (Johnny Vidacovich, Charlie Hunter, Skerik & Mike Dillon) 4/26/13
Terence Higgins, Marco Benevento, Roosevelt Collier, & DJ Logic in Electro Rage 4/26/13
The Absolute Monster Dumpstaphunklemen aka Maple Leaf Allstars (Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, Big D Perkins, Tony Hall, Raymond Weber & Jeff Watkins) 4/28/13
Johnny Vidacovich, Jeff Coffin, Felix Pastorius & Futureman 4/28/13
The Booker Thing! (Johnny Vidacovich, Marco Benevento & Reggie Scanlan) 4/30/13
Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville & June Yamigishi 5/1/13
Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., Marco Benevento & Skerik 5/2/13

The AM Sessions (Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr, Marco Benevento & Johnny Vidacovich) – NOLA Jazz Fest Late Night 2012

New Orleans Jazz Fest late night. 2:15am start time at the House of Blues Parish (the small room), right after the sold out Original Meters gig at Howlin’ Wolf. It don’t stop.

Improvisation:

Junco Partner:

Improvisation:

Thanks to Jon Prins of Transcendental Photography for the use of his stellar images.

Meanwhile, Picklemic has been posting several A+ audio recordings of Johnny Vidacovich from 2nd weekend of jazz fest, including:
this gig, May 5, 2012 at House of Blues Parish,
May 4, 2012 at Howlin’ Wolf with New Orleans All Stars,
May 3, 2012 at Maple Leaf with George Porter, Marco Benevento & Skerik,
May 2, 2012 at Maple Leaf with George Porter Jr, June Yamagishi & Ivan Neville.
Applause to Picklemic for pulling off all these SBD + on-stage matrix audio recordings. And he tells me his next upload is the May 4, 2012 Maple Leaf late night James Booker tribute with Marco Benevento & James Singleton.

Johnny Vidacovich at Bear Creek Music Fest: with The Trio, Jon Cleary, & Marco Benevento

It’s not often you get to see master New Orleans drummer Johnny Vidacovich play outside the city of New Orleans. But last November at Bear Creek Music Festival the man was everywhere sitting in with at least 5 different acts. I captured quite a big chunk of Bear Creek with my video camera, and I got some great footage of JohnnyV.

First I want to share a few videos of The Trio (which is the name of Johnny’s weekly Thursday night gig at the Maple Leaf, whether it involves 3 players or not). This particular Trio gig featured George Porter Jr on bass along with Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet. Freekbass was also a special guest for this set.

The Trio: Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr & Jennifer Hartswick
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
(4 of 4) Big Chief:

The Trio: Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr & Jennifer Hartswick (w/ Freekbass)
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
(2 of 4) Don’t Be Squeezin’ My Heart:

The Trio: Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr & Jennifer Hartswick (w/ Freekbass)
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
(3 of 4) Don’t Be Squeezin’ My Heart (cont.):

The Trio: Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr & Jennifer Hartswick
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
(1 of 4) Careful Who You Idolize:

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Next up is JohnnyV sitting in with Jon Cleary‘s “Piano, Bass & Drums” group, which features Johnny’s longtime Astral Project collaborator James Singleton on bass. BTW, the drummer on the second video here is Doug Belote, a drummer of quite some repute down in Cajun country. [Interesting factoid, Doug Belote briefly replaced Raymond Weber in Dumpstaphunk for a short run of shows in December of 2010 when Raymond was busy filming episodes of the HBO TV show Treme.]

Jon Cleary: Piano, Bass & Drums (w/ Johnny Vidacovich)
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Reconsider Baby, Get Low Down:

Jon Cleary: Piano, Bass & Drums
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
I Get The Blues, Tipitina:

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Finally, I have some videos of Johnny sitting in with Marco Benevento performing the James Booker classic, Junco Partner. After that is a few more Marco Benevento videos, including one where Marco passes me his bottle of Makers Mark from the stage. That was a good start to the afternoon!

Marco Benevento (w/ Johnny Vidacovich)
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Junco Partner (James Booker cover) (1 of 2):

Marco Benevento (w/ Johnny Vidacovich)
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Junco Partner (James Booker cover) (2 of 2):

Marco Benevento (w/ Robert Walter)
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
You Know I’m No Good (Amy Winehouse cover):

Marco Benevento
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Greenpoint, The Real Morning Party:

Marco Benevento
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
The Real Morning Party (cont.), Atari:

Marco Benevento
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Hearbeats (The Knife cover):

And if you made it this far, then you are certainly a big JohnnyV fan. At that, you will be glad to know that Johnny was recently added to the Live Music Archive. I have recently uploaded over 30 audio recordings spanning from 2001 to 2011 and they are all available to be streamed or downloaded for free over at http://www.archive.org/details/JohnnyVidacovich.