– SHACK THOUGHTS – 20 YEARS AGO TODAY
More spring ’96 love, starting with the one-two punch of Macha > Chinoiserie, so a groove that comes from a mellow-ish place vs. a hopping dance groove, followed by the epic sounds of LCTDT(P) and the NY sounds of Sequel (formerly known and structured as It’s A Jungle In Here; each version of that groove puts me in the same mood/feel as Shacklyn Knights, a tune to come a few years after this gig).
The run from Jelly Belly > ITAHTLMJ > The Lover > Open Improv > Lonely Avenue is the highlight of the show for me.
Crosstown Traffic jams us to the end, with a Chubb Sub encore — common tunes to find in this spot in the setlist at this time.
The band is only 5 years old at this time, but they are well adept at taking their new music for different strolls around different blocks. As becomes their pattern, MMW dig their new music and it becomes the focus for a tour with older tunes sprinkled in, but they often have a core base of tunes for a tour that *seemingly* get played too much for some, but I always find it incredible what they do with the tunes and enjoy that knowing some of them will pretty much disappear into the live repertoire abyss … possibly to return, but … more new music is always being made, and so it grows …
enjoy the grooves,
MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD
Sapphire Supper Club, Orlando, FL
Tuesday, March 26, 1996
One Set: Macha > Chinoiserie, Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps), Sequel, Think > Jelly Belly > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus > The Lover > Open Improv > Lonely Avenue, Crosstown Traffic
Encore: Chubb Sub