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Prince’s “The Official Purple After Jam” 9/26/12 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Official Purple After Jam (teaser) – The Purple One ft. Maceo Parker – I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I’ll Get It Myself) [James Brown cover] > Housequake

“Oh my goodness. Somebody get me a copy of that right now! Where the bootleggers is?” – Prince

“The Official Purple After Jam”
September 26, 2012
Chicago, IL @ House of Blues (1:55am start time on morning of 9/27/12)

internal mics > Tascam DR-2d > Cool Edit Pro (amplified) > CD Wave Editor (tracking) > FLAC
Recorded by Funk It Blog


Prince & The NPG:
01. Intro
02. [first minute missing] When Stars Collide (ft. Andy Allo) >
03. We’re A Winner [Curtis Mayfield cover] (ft. Shelby J) >
04. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) [Aretha Franklin cover] (ft. Shelby J) >
05. Satisfied >
06. I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I’ll Get It Myself)
[James Brown cover] (ft. Maceo Parker) >
07. Housequake >
08. The Jam (ft. Maceo Parker)
09. People Pleaser intro
10. People Pleaser (ft. Andy Allo & Maceo Parker) (sans Prince)
11. Brown Skin [India Arie cover] (ft. Shelby J)
12. ?No Excuse? (instrumental) (ft. Maceo Parker)

Janelle Monae’s Arch Orchestra:
01. Intro
02. The Electric Lady (ft. Maceo Parker)
03. “Giving You What You Love” (?new song?)
04. Chameleon [Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters cover]
05. Tightrope
06. Outro

Prince & The NPG:
Prince (vox, guitar)
John Blackwell (drums)
Andrew Gouche (bass)
Ida Nielsen (guitar)
Morris Hayes (keyboards)
???Cassandra O’Neal (keyboards)
Mike Scott (guitar)
Shelby J. (vox)
Liv Warfield (vox)
???Elisa Dease (vox)
Damaris Lewis (dance)

Andy Allo (guitar, vox)
Maceo Parker (saxophone)

Sylvester Onyejiaka (saxophone)
BK Jackson (saxophone)
Marcus Anderson (saxophone)
Adrian Crutchfield (saxophone)
Keith Anderson (saxophone)
Lynn Grissett (trumpet)
Steve Reid (trumpet)
Phil Lassiter (trumpet)
Nick Marchione (trumpet)
Roy Agee (trombone)
Joey Rayfield (trombone)

Janelle Monae’s Arch Orchestra:
Janelle Monáe (vox)
Kellindo Parker (guitar)
Brandon Gilliard (bass)
Terrence Brown (keyboards)
Mike P. Phillips (drums)
Marcus Lewis (trombone)
Lance Powlis (trumpet)

P.S. The full 9/26/12 United Center show has been posted as a 2 DVD set here.

AUDIO: The Robert Glasper Trio – 2/11/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Jazz At The Bistro

Robert Glasper Trio 2/11/12 Improvisation > ?Improv?, You (Q-Tip cover)

When Robert Glasper arrived at St. Louis’ premier jazz venue, Jazz At The Bistro, he promptly apologized for twice canceling prior engagements at the club (one due to the birth of his child and another due to a call from Maxwell to go on tour). He more than made up for it with 2 sets of his pensive yet blissful piano playing. With him were fellow Houstonian Alan Hampton on upright bass and St. Louis native Mark Colenburg on the drum kit.

Glasper recounted how he met Colenburg back in 1999 at this very club and how he recommended Colenburg to Common for the Like Water For Chocolate tour. Quite expectedly, Colenburg showed and proved in his hometown with two snare drums, plenty of chops, and a heavy nod to J Dilla‘s fluid yet angular sense of rhythm.

With the news of Whitney Houston‘s unexpected passing, Glasper dedicated the first tune to her, beginning the 20+ minute piece with a meditative and lengthy solo piano improvisation. After a short “J Dillalude”, Glasper jokingly name dropped 11 of the 12 guests appearing on his new album, Black Radio, and reminded everyone that the new album drops in 2 weeks. In his words, “cop that”. He closed the early show by taking requests, to which at least two audience members immediately shouted “F.T.B.” without hesitation. When someone asked “what does it stand for?”, Glasper declined to answer, preferring to “keep it off record”. Your guess is as good as mine. Notably, the trio teased The Roots‘ Grammy award winning song, “You Got Me”, as the final notes of the set.

Playing to a totally different, and noticeably younger and whiter, crowd for the late show, the trio stretched out much further. The set began with 30 minutes of non-stop music that shifted from on point jazz changes to open solos to an improvisation in which Glasper took a candle holder from the front table and held it to the piano strings as he played. (In fact, this is the section you hear on the streaming audio, above). After an hour of mesmerizing sounds, as icing on top, the show closed with a vamped out instrumental version of Q-Tip‘s track “You” from The Renaissance album. Completely satisfied, the crowd didn’t push for an encore, content to disperse back out into the cold night.

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Robert Glasper Trio
February 11, 2012
St. Louis, MO @ Jazz At The Bistro
Source: internal mics > Tascam DR-2d > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC
Location: In my jacket pocket. Early show: 2nd table dead center. Late show: 2nd table slightly to the right.
Recorded by RLBayers for Funk It Blog (http://funkit.virose.net/).

Early Show: 7:30pm
01. Glasper speaks
02. Canvas (Dedicated to Whitney Houston) >
03. No Worries *
04. J Dillalude
05. Drum solo > F.T.B. > You Got Me outro

Late Show: 9:30pm
01. Glasper speaks
02. Rise And Shine > drum solo > bass solo > Improv # >
03. ???
04. Glasper speaks
05. Smells Like Teen Spirit [Nirvana]
06. G & B (inc. bass solo) >
07. I Have A Dream [Herbie Hancock] >
08. You [Q-Tip]

Robert Glasper: piano, fender rhodes (on F.T.B. only)
Alan Hampton: bass
Mark Colenburg: drums

* My batteries died so about 6 or 7 minutes is missing in the middle. The track fades in and out at 4min43sec.

# Robert asked the audience member at the front table for the glass candle holder (with the small lit candle in it), then Robert held the candle holder to the piano strings while playing.

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.


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.