– SHACK THOUGHTS – 20 YEARS AGO TODAY
Love it when John milks a little Organ Solo, which is what leads us into the opening Macha. The rest of the show is made up of songs we`ve been hearing steady during this tour so far, but part of the fun is the order and set position the tunes move through and how that impacts possible segues, both through open space and groove.
Lifeblood > Lonely Avenue, is a cool pairing, Jelly > ITAHTLMJ makes yet another showing together, preceded by a Dracula that opens up into the Belly.
Oscillation is a great start to any set, the move from Think to Night Marchers is one of those cool moments sparked by switching around the order of these Shack-man tunes.
Henduck is a wicked good tune, still new and fresh at this time, and Chinoiserie is always welcome as a shining moment for John. Bubblehouse and Crosstown close up the set, with a Bass Solo > Chubb Sub encore, tunes we’ve seen in this place before and will see many times again — they’re good rockin’ tunes for ending a show!
enjoy the grooves,
MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD
Covered Dish, Gainesville, FL
Wednesday, March 27, 1996
Set 1: Organ Solo > Macha > Lifeblood > Lonely Avenue, Dracula > Jelly Belly > Is There Anybody Here That Love My JesusSet 2: Oscillation > Think > Open Improv > Improv > Night Marchers, Henduck, Chinoiserie, Bubblehouse, Crosstown Traffic
Encore: Bass Solo > Chubb Sub
– SET II (tracks 8-16) –