– SHACK THOUGHTS – 10 YEARS AGO TODAY
So this show finishes off the band’s mini Colorado run in one big set, and there’s plenty to dig into … again, at the start of 2006 the band is in a semi-creative phase with some of the Out Louder tunes popping into rotation, but otherwise they are just playing the hell out of recent and older tunes … little improvisation and just solid playing and manipulation of the tunes themselves.
Note that out of Salsa comes a small Blues Improv (not the same as 12/3/2005 as was thought at one point), and then they jump into a slightly wacky version of Hanuman with Chris’ brother Oliver on guitar — this would be before they’d ever played it live with John Scofield — check it out! (Just like the previous night, The Wood Brothers opened the show, hence the sit-in from Oliver.)
2006-2007 contain FANTASTIC Nocturnes!
And that closing of the set with Coconut Boogaloo > Rowboat busting out of Pappy Check‘s acoustic outro should be heard by YOU!
enjoy the grooves,
- MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD (w/ Oliver Wood)
Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
Sunday, January 15, 2006
One Set: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus > Open Improv > Start/Stop, New New Orleans > Organ Intro > Shackman > Afrique > Open Improv > The Letter, Acht O’Clock Rock, Sasa# > Blues Improv# > Hanuman# > New Planet#, Nocturne > Open Improv > Pappy Check > Coconut Boogaloo* > Rowboat*
Encore: UninvisibleOne Set Only
# w/ Oliver Wood
* acoustic; trio plays acoustic outro to Pappy Check and then go into these tunes
– ONE SET (tracks 1-13) –