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Lionel Loueke Trio in Louisville, KY 2012 + Bonnaroo 2005 Superjam with Herbie Hancock, Pino Palladino & Questlove

Lionel Loueke Trio – Seven Teens 2/3/12 Louisville, KY @ Comstock Hall – UofL

Last night I saw Lionel Loueke & his trio make sounds that were at times radiant, beautiful, and even mischievous, but always, in Herbie Hancock‘s characterization, fearless. As Mr. Loueke himself put it last night, “there is some joy on the stage.” In fact, the encore nearly brought tears to my eye.

Anyway, I tested out my new Tascam DR-2d recorder and pulled a pretty nice audio recording. You can listen to one track above, and the full recording can be found at dimeadozen.org.
UPDATE: An even better recording than mine has become available: here.

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Herbie Hancock, ?uestlove, Pino Palladino, & Lionel Loueke – 6/12/05 Bonnaroo Superjam


Also, while I’m on the Lionel Loueke tip, I want to share the MP3′s of an impromptu Superjam at the 2005 Bonnaroo Music Festival that featured Herbie Hancock, Lionel Loueke, Pino Palladino, and Questlove. A few days after the performance, Questlove began posting the SBD MP3′s one by one to the okayplayer.com messageboards. I quickly scooped them up and I have gone back numerous times and enjoyed this 90 minute set of improvisation. The full download is here. BTW, Questlove is the one that named the tracks, but they are all improvisations.

AUDIO: Questlove’s Afro-Picks (feat. Tony Allen) 9/11/11 Paris

Questlove’s Afro-Picks – No Discrimination (Tony Allen cover) 9/11/11 Paris, France

FULL SHOW MP3 DOWNLOAD: http://funkit.minus.com/mgr0csCkz (Courtesy of All The Way Live).
Or stream it at Red Bull Music Academy Radio: part 1 and part 2.

Questlove’s Afro-Picks
September 11, 2011
Paris, France @ La Grande Halle de la Villette
SBD > Red Bull Music Academy Radio stream (unknown kbps) > mp3 (224kbps VBR)

01. African Message (Tony Allen cover)
02. Interlude
03. Africa (Bongi Makeba cover)
04. Colonial Mentality (Fela Kuti cover)
05. Interlude
06. Soweto Blues (Miriam Makeba cover)
07. No Discrimination (Tony Allen cover)
08. Interlude
09. Love Is A Natural Thing (Tony Allen cover)
10. Interlude
11. Gentleman (Fela Kuti cover)
12. Peace (Bongi Makeba cover)
13. Interlude
14. Sorrow Tears And Blood (Fela Kuti cover)
15. Interlude
16. What’s Wrong With Groovin’ (Letta Mbulu cover)
17. Interlude
18. Yala (Oumou Sangare cover)
19. Outro

Questlove – drums
Tony Allen – drums
Amp Fiddler – keys, vocals
Macy Gray – vocals
Black Thought – vocals
Martin Perna – baritone saxophone
Oghene Kologbo – guitar
Chico Mann – guitar
Lakecia Benjamin – saxophone
Jordan McLean – trumpet
Shareef Clayton – trumpet, vocals
Damon Bryson – sousaphone
Mamani Keita – vocals
Shakira Marshall – vocals
Rujeko Dumbutshena – vocals
Afi McClendon – vocals
Lekan Babalola – percussion
Dion Tucker – trombone
Cesar Anot – bass
Cheme Gastelum – saxophone
David Murray – saxophone, arrangements

For more info:
http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/rbma/worldtour/paris/

Bear Creek 2011 Secret Tree House After Party Jam Session with “Walter Roberts & Deitch”

On the last day of the Bear Creek Music Festival, I was fortunate to get wind of the secret after party jam session that was supposedly for staff only. I was told it would be in the tree house behind the Purple Hat stage. Luckily I was able to borrow a 4 gig memory card from a friend (thanks Bob!) which enabled me to record about an hour of the jam session before I was flat-out out of memory.

When I arrived around 11:30pm, I saw WRD (Robert Walter, Eddie Roberts and Adam Deitch) set up and ready to play. I had previously thought it strange that this new group didn’t get a Bear Creek set, considering all three players were at the festival. So this was quite a treat to close out the weekend with. I didn’t record the first tune, but I did get the next six, approximately 54 minutes, which you can watch in excellent HD quality right here….

For me, the highlights are Topaz‘s saxophone blowing on the first video, Eric Krasno‘s jazz guitar chops on the second video, Louis Cato‘s bass solo at the end of the fifth video, and Ivan Neville jumping on drums to join Jamie McLean for a cover of Delbert McClinton‘s “Standing On Shaky Ground” on the sixth and last video. For those that weren’t able to attend or who didn’t find out about the jam session, sit back and enjoy it here in Funk It vision…

Bear Creek Secret Tree House After Party Jam Session (1 of 6) 11/12/11 Bear Creek Music Festival (Robert Walter on keys, Eddie Roberts on guitar, Adam Deitch on drums, Topaz on sax, Jonathan Lloyd on trombone, Louis Cato on percussion) – Almendra:

Bear Creek Secret Tree House After Party Jam Session (2 of 6) 11/12/11 Bear Creek Music Festival (Robert Walter on keys, Eddie Roberts on guitar, Adam Deitch on drums, Louis Cato on bass, Eric Krasno on guitar, Topaz on sax, Jonathan Lloyd on trombone) – Flood In Franklin Park (Grant Green cover):

Bear Creek Secret Tree House After Party Jam Session (3 of 6) 11/12/11 Bear Creek Music Festival (Robert Walter on keys, Eddie Roberts on guitar, Adam Deitch on drums) – Pack of Lies (The Counts cover):

Bear Creek Secret Tree House After Party Jam Session (4 of 6) 11/12/11 Bear Creek Music Festival (Robert Walter on keys, Eddie Roberts on guitar, Derrick Freeman on drums, Jamie McLean on guitar) – Louisiana Slim (Leon Spencer cover):

Bear Creek Secret Tree House After Party Jam Session (5 of 6) 11/12/11 Bear Creek Music Festival (Robert Walter on keys, Eddie Roberts on guitar, Adam Deitch on drums, Jamie McLean on guitar, Louis Cato on bass, Topaz on sax, Jonathan Lloyd on trombone) – unknown jam:

Bear Creek Secret Tree House After Party Jam Session (6 of 6) 11/12/11 Bear Creek Music Festival (Robert Walter on keys, Eddie Roberts on guitar, Jamie McLean on guitar, Louis Cato on bass, Sean Sullivan on drums and then Ivan Neville takes over on drums) – Standing On Shakey Ground (Delbert McClinton cover):