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DRKWAV & Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 @ Cervantes, Denver – Night 2

DRKWAV Denver Cervantes

DRKWAV – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 1 of 3:
Improvisation

DRKWAV – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 2 of 3:
Improvisation > Count Chokulous [@ 12min30sec] > Improvisation

DRKWAV – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
Part 3 of 3:
Improvisation > Improvisation (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff) > Shmeeans Kuti (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff)

DRKWAV Denver Cervantes

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Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 1 of 4:
Povo [Freddie Hubbard cover], Palm Grease [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 2 of 4:
Love Will Bring Us Back Together [Roy Ayers cover], For My Friend [Bill Withers cover], Stratus [Billy Cobham cover]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 3 of 4:
Love Having You Around [Stevie Wonder cover] (inc. Chicken Grease tease [D’Angelo cover]), Spank-A-Lee [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business – March 14, 2015 Denver, CO @ Cervantes’
Part 4 of 4:
Dance Floor / Red Baron [Zapp / Billy Cobham covers]

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DRKWAV
March 14, 2015
Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

SBD Matrix: SBD > Tascam DR-680 [by Cobiwan of DiGiHoArDeRs] +
onstage DFC wide ORTF Beyers MC803 > UA-5 > R-09 [by Colorado Corey/KIND Recordings]
Mix by Funk It Blog in Sony Vegas Pro 12.0

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: TORRENT

01. Intro
02. Improvisation >
03. Improvisation >
04. Improvisation >
05. Improvisation >
06. Count Chokulous >
07. Improvisation
08. Skerik speaks
09. Improvisation >
10. Improvisation >
11. Improvisation >
12. Improvisation > (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff)
13. Shmeeans Kuti (with Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff)

DRKWAV:
John Medeski
– keyboards
Adam Deitch – drums
Skerik – saxophone

Guests:
Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff – guitar

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Joey Porter’s Shady Business
March 14, 2015
Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

SBD > Tascam DR-680 [by Cobiwan of DiGiHoArDeRs]

AUDIO DOWNLOAD: TORRENT or LIVE MUSIC ARCHIVE

01. Povo [Freddie Hubbard cover]
02. Palm Grease [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
03. Love Will Bring Us Back Together [Roy Ayers cover]
04. For My Friend [Bill Withers cover]
05. Stratus [Billy Cobham cover]
06. Love Having You Around [Stevie Wonder cover] (inc. Chicken Grease tease [D’Angelo cover])
07. Spank-A-Lee [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
08. Dance Floor / Red Baron [Zapp / Billy Cobham covers]

Joey Porter’s Shady Business:
Joey Porter
– keys/vocals
Nigel Hall – keys/organ/vocals
Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff – guitar
Garrett Sayers – bass
Adam Deitch – drums
Gabe Mervine – trumpet

DRKWAV Cervantes Denver

You can find the first night here.

Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2 at Bear Creek Music Festival 2011

B. Getz, in his recent Bear Creek Music Festival review on JamBase, described Lettuce as Voltron: “individual vehicles joined together to form a giant super funk robot”. I, however, would give that moniker to Chapter 2.

Early Saturday afternoon at Uncle Charlie’s Porch Stage (arguably the best sounding stage at the festival), Eric Krasno, Adam Deitch, Nigel Hall, and Louis Cato joined forces to provide a wake up call to any Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park campers that might have overslept. WAKE UP! Chapter 2 at 2:25 p.m., The Funky Meters at 3:30, The New Mastersounds at 5, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood at 6:30, Lettuce at 8, The Trey Anastasio Band at 9:30, and Dumpstaphunk’s Dumpstajam at midnight. There was no time to waste. And that was only 2 of the 7 stages operating that day! Not to mention that the music started at 11:30 a.m. and wouldn’t be stopping until 5 a.m.




I can’t say much about this group that you can’t find out by watching the videos. (Here at Funk It we like to let the content do the talking.) But I will point out that Louis Cato was the definitive all star of the entire festival. As far as I know, he played bass with Chapter 2, drums and percussion with fSnarky Puppy, trombone and bass at the Dumsptajam, drums with Dumpstaphunk the next night, and percussion and bass at the Tree House After Party Jam Session.

Seeing as this was the first full fledged Chapter 2 show with this lineup in over 7 months, they came out energized and at full force.

Here are the videos in raw HD with audio from my external mic:

Chapter 2 – 76 (end of the song):

Chapter 2 – Be Alright, Roll Out:

Chapter 2 – Roll Out (cont.):

Chapter 2 – Stratus (Billy Cobham cover):

Thanks to Bob Adamek & Dino Perrucci for the use of their photos.

And if you haven’t seen my Bear Creek teaser video, you should check it.