– SHACK THOUGHTS – 10 YEARS AGO TODAY
Couple of stellar sources to choose from here — why not try both? I just listen to one or the other randomly when I listen to this show as both sources sound great to me.
This is a *beautiful* show, and this entire ’06 acoustic run is very nice indeed. You’ll want each show. Trust me.
Acoustic performances of tunes we’d not heard in that setting before: Tootie Ma (w/ opening Melodica Intro), Cat Creeps, The Letter, and pretty sure this has to be the first acoustic Pappy Check (mind you Chris is plugged in for part of the show). Rare appearance of “Bounce Bitch” in this show. Not a tune they ever really played much.
The real treat in here for me was the 1st known performance of Waking Up (aka The Squalb) — I note the alternative name from the children’s disc too simply because the track labelled The Squalb is actually the full tune but with that lint story by John Lurie (HA! That’s great!), but I also include the name because it’s such a great word — Squalb! HA! Anyway, I immediately fell in love with that song and welcomed every performance I heard in each show it popped up in … also of note is the 1st known performance of We’re All Connected too — another lovely melody that just skips along. I dig the tune A LOT!
This is the first of a 4 night acoustic run
enjoy the grooves,
MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD (Acoustic)
The Egg, Albany, NY
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Set 1: Melodica Intro > Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing > Open Improv > “Bounce Bitch” > Bass Solo > Cat Creeps > Drum Solo > Thaw, ParisSet 2: Waking Up (aka The Squalb)*, What’d I Say > Piano Solo > Rise Up > Drum Solo > Seven Deadlies > The Letter, We’re All Connected*, Buster Rides Again
Encore: Pappy Check (melodica outro)Acoustic show
* 1st known performance
– SET II (tracks 7-14) –