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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!)

VIDEOS: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on Jam Cruise 2016 + Marco Benevento Trio

Joe Russo's Almost Dead on Jam Cruise - Marco Benevento & Tom Hamilton

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead 1/7/16 Jam Cruise, Pantheon Theater – Part 1 of 2:
Help On The Way > Slipknot! (with Riders On The Storm [The Doors] tease by Marco) > The Wheel (with Everyday People [Sly & The Family Stone] tease by Marco) > Uncle John’s Band > The Wheel (reprise) (with Uncle John’s Band & Jack A Roe teases) > Blues Jam (played over the changes to Since I’ve Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin) > Slipknot! (reprise)

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead 1/7/16 Jam Cruise, Pantheon Theater – Part 2 of 2:
Truckin (with Born Cross Eyed tease at the end), The Lemon Song [Led Zeppelin cover] (with Nicole Atkins), Don’t Do It [The Band] (with Amy Helm)

Joe Russo's Almost Dead on Jam Cruise - Dave Dreiwitz, Amy Helm & Scott Metzger

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead 1/6/16 Jam Cruise, Pool Deck
Encore: Viola Lee Blues > China Cat Sunflower Jam > Viola Lee Blues

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Marco Benevento 1/8/16 Jam Cruise, Black & White Lounge – Part 1 of 3:
If I Get To See You At All

Marco Benevento 1/8/16 Jam Cruise, Black & White Lounge – Part 2 of 3:
The Enabler [Instant Death / Dave Dreiwitz] (with Will Bernard)

Marco Benevento 1/8/16 Jam Cruise, Black & White Lounge – Part 3 of 3:
Why You Gotta Throw It Away? (with Will Bernard & Eric McFadden)

Marco Benevento 1/10/16 Jam Cruise, Brews At Sea Stage – Part 1 of 2:
Witches of Ulster

Marco Benevento 1/10/16 Jam Cruise, Brews At Sea Stage – Part 2 of 2:
Turn On Your Lovelight (with Colonel Bruce Hampton), I Just Want To Make Love To You (with Nicole Atkins)

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 on Jam Cruise 14

Worship My Organ on Jam Cruise 14

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 Jam Cruise – Part 1 of 5:

Worship My Organ, born as a NOLA Jazzfest engagement, set up shop in the Black and White Lounge, ready to do business. The collaboration of Robert Walter, Skerik, Adam Deitch and Marco Benevento is a maniacal one. For one hour and fifty-seven minutes, the fearsome foursome did not relent, and the music never stopped. The sounds arrived in a series of waves cloaked in frightening darkness; kicking down heady vamps and joints from the most demonic places, Walter, Benevento, Adam Deitch and Skerik unleashed a lesson in sonic bondage and tourniquet terror. Skerik’s inimitable notes serenaded with sadistic intentions.

Drummer Deitch brought out the best in his collaborators, and he channeled a particular personality of his foil that suits the moment’s need. On this night, Deitch was baiting and surrendering to the flow, playing loose and lyrical. Adam, utilizing a garbage can and its lid to augment his floor tom, began to unveil the classic hip hop knock with his lead right foot.

Commandeering the ship, Deitch set the table for Skerik to get diabolical, and unleash his patented spastic shrieks, the torrid response to the Walter/Benevento duality. Each keyboard player found a lane to drive, be it Hammond, Rhodes, or Wurlitzer, and Skerik needed not a reason to get weird. The drummer remained the anchor and the captain of this beautifully nightmarish séance of complete improvisation. Worship My Organ was simultaneously progressive and danceable. This was trip hop and free-Jazz, on steroids. The key tune was the performance itself.

Bee Getz as quoted in his Jam Cruise 14 overview review at Live For Live Music.

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 Jam Cruise – Part 2 of 5:
(listen for The National Anthem by Radiohead around 10 minutes in!)

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 Jam Cruise – Part 3 of 5:

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 Jam Cruise – Part 4 of 5:

Worship My Organ 1/9/16 Jam Cruise – Part 5 of 5: