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Late Night Jazz Fest 2012: Steven Bernstein’s Fest Mob at Hi Ho Lounge (ft. Kirk Joseph, Marco Benevento, Will Bernard & Mike Dillon)

Steven Bernstein's Fest Mob

Late night during jazz fest in New Orleans is when the wonderful and surreal musical combos form. Once only configurations that occur on the other side of midnight…

Steven Bernstein’s Fest Mob:
Steven Bernstein – trumpet, slide trumpet, bandleader
Kirk Joseph – sousaphone
Will Bernard – guitar
Mike Dillon – drums, percussion, tablas
Marco Benevento – keys
Mark Southerland – saxophone and other weird instruments
Derrick Freeman – drums
David Harris – trombone (Delfeayo Marsalis Group, Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
Alfred Growe – trombone (Stooges Brass Band)

Part 1:
Sign ‘O’ The Times Jam (without Marco)
?unknown song? (without Marco)
?unknown song?
?unknown song?

Part 2:
Indian Red (with Derrick Freeman & David Harris)
Keyboard solo > Live & Let Die [Paul McCartney & Wings cover]
For What It’s Worth [Buffalo Springfield cover] (with Derrick Freeman, David Harris & Alfred Growe)
?old NOLA song? (with David Harris)

AUDIO: SBD (multitrack) by Steve Richardson of LiveMusicNola
VIDEO: Canon Vixia HF21 by FunkItBlog

Steven Bernstein & Kirk Joseph

Kirk Joseph & Steven Bernstein

Thanks to Greg Aiello for the photos! Check out his wonderful photoblog.

Dr. Klaw on the Creole Queen Riverboat, NOLA Jazz Fest 2011


Before I hit the road to my first Bear Creek Music Festival, I have to unleash my videos of Dr. Klaw on the Creole Queen Riverboat during New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011. The full video is on youtube in six parts, listed below. I recommend watching in HD in 1080p or 720p. Also, if you are so inclined, the DVD is available to download at The Trader’s Den.

I’ve posted about Dr. Klaw before. For those that don’t know, Dr. Klaw is a supergroup featuring Nick Daniels III and Ian Neville (both of Dumpstaphunk), along with Adam Deitch, Eric Krasno & Nigel Hall (of Lettuce, Soulive, Chapter Two, etc.). Basically, Dr. Klaw is a special conglomeration that only plays shows at Jazz Fest and Bear Creek (and sometimes Jam Cruise). Word is that they’ve been in the studio and will be releasing their new album at Bear Creek next week.

This video documents their only performance this year (until Bear Creek next weekend), and features several original tunes, as well as two Parliament covers that feature The Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis, Sam Kinninger, & Rashawn Ross). The video was shot from right up front (because there really was no other way to see the band considering that the stage was only a few inches tall) with a Canon Vixia HF21 video camera and a Sony ECM-MS908C stereo mic. The audio is raw, dominated by Deitch’s cymbals and rim shots, but is still very listenable compared to the quality of most of the stuff you find on youtube. Enjoy, spread the word, and I’ll see you after what is sure to be an incredible Bear Creek Music Festival weekend!

Dr. Klaw – Part 1 of 6 – Beef, I Believe It:

Dr. Klaw – Part 2 of 6 – I Believe It (cont.), God Made Me Funky:

Dr. Klaw – Part 3 of 6 – Dr. Funkenstein, Do That Stuff:

Dr. Klaw – Part 4 of 6 – Do That Stuff (cont.), Rat Race:

Dr. Klaw – Part 5 of 6 – Lost Rager:

Dr. Klaw – Part 6 of 6 – Leave Me Alone:

Kirk Joseph’s 504 Brass Band w/ Steven Bernstein – Treme Theme Song:

Soulive – One In Seven (inc. drum solo):

Soulive – Tuesday Night Squad:

Soulive – Tuesday Night Squad (continued):

Medeski Martin & Wood’s End of the World Party at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2004

Still on the Medeski Martin & Wood tip. If you’ve ever seen this Russian polka trio perform live then you’ve probably already been hooked, not only by their musical virtuosity but by their incessant grooves.

Today I present a full 2 hour video of MMW throwing it down at a 2004 late night show during New Orleans Jazz Fest. At the time, the band was fresh off of a west coast run of nine shows at small venues in which every show was complete improvisation. [I highly highly recommend dug’s five disc compilation: April Grooves 2004.]

After a few nights off MMW hit NOLA like a storm, busting out mainly new tunes from their End Of The World Party (Just In Case) album that they would release later that year. The first half of the show features the Sex Mob horns, Steven Bernstein on trumpet & Briggan Kraus on saxophone, and there is also a spacey improv section with Grant Calvin Weston on percussion and Briggan Kraus blowing some weird sounds on the sax. The encore also features the Sex Mob horns on one of John Medeski‘s classic tunes, Wiggly’s Way.

The full video is on youtube in 2 parts and the DVD version is available to download here.

Part 1/2:
Anonymous Skulls > Improv > Mami Gato > Down On Me
Sasa > Improv > Creole Love Call (w/ Snake Anthony bassline)

Part 2/2:
Drum Solo > Curtis > Bass Solo > Queen Bee
New Planet > Improv (w/ G. Calvin Weston & Briggan Kraus)
End Of The World Party
Encore: Whiney Bitches > Wiggly’s Way

Interesting tidbit: at the same time this show was occurring, David Bowie (with The Polyphonic Spree as his opening act) was playing literally across Canal Street at the Saenger Theater. It was a tough choice, but with two of my absolute favorite bands playing together, I just couldn’t miss this MMW / Ween co-headliner.