– SHACK THOUGHTS – 20 YEARS AGO TODAY
This is a great SBD — some are uneven, but this one has a nice balance, I think. Again loving that the band is exploring space in the show’s opening moments, however short, and Night Marchers is large like other ’96 Marchers. Love how Jelly Belly bubbles out of Lifeblood’s last breath; and cool Macha > Drums Solo that takes us into a RAUNCHY Lonely Avenue — this might be the year of the Avenue.
Then there’s another set … Dracula > Henduck is always a good pairing, no matter the order; check out that PHAT bass opening We’re So Happy!! HOLY! The Lover > Sand is an odd weird treat for this time — Sand isn’t a tune that really ever got a lot of attention, based on the recordings we have (it goes nicely in MMW’s acoustic setting, and which I got to catch a version of in Oct ’12). And surprise, surprise: Chubb Sub closes, and Crosstown is the Encore — pumping way to close any gig!
enjoy the grooves,
MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD
12th & Porter, Nashville, TN
Monday, April 08, 1996
Set 1: Improv Intro > Night Marchers, Lifeblood > Jelly Belly > Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus > Sequel, Macha > Drum Solo > Lonely AvenueSet 2: Think, Bubblehouse, Dracula > Henduck, We’re So Happy, The Lover > Sand, Chubb Sub
Encore: Crosstown Traffic
– SET II (tracks 9-17) –