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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:

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.)