[photo courtesy of Greg Aiello]
The only Benevento Russo Duo concert of the entire calendar year 2010 took place on Friday night at Highline Ballroom and it was truly a special event. We’ve seen quite a bit of Marco Benevento playing with his trio over the last couple of years, and Joe Russo has played with several units including the Gene Ween Band. But, despite the Duo’s divergent career paths over the last two years, Marco took time out to give the crowd good news — The Duo are still a team and intend to record new music this year. As Joe has also become the full-time drummer for Furthur with former members of the Grateful Dead, it was perhaps appropriate that the longest and spaciest song of the evening was a twenty-minute trip through “Blues For Allah”. Other eclectic takes on some mainstream covers were mixed in with Duo staples (including “Becky” steaming below) for a 100-minute set of outstanding material. As the satisfied crowd slowly left the Highline, it was clear to all that the Duo are indeed very much still alive.
I recorded this set with a feed from the soundboard mixed with the DPA’s in the room. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!
Many thanks to Highline’s excellent FOH sound engineer Peter for his generous assistance and his superb mix, to Lauren for the arrangements, and to Highline for their hospitality.
This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 on Archive.org [HERE].
Benevento Russo Duo
New York, NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix
Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
[Total Time 1:41:18]
01 Tartan & Sabia
02 Are You The Favorite Person of Anybody?
03 Sunny’s Song
06 Walking, Running, Viking
07 Purple Jr.
08 Blues For Allah (Grateful Dead)
09 Best Reason To Buy The Sun
10 Words (Neil Young)
11 Sabbath (Brad Mehldau)
12 Play, Pause, Stop
13 [encore break]
14 One Rainy Wish (Jimi Hendrix)
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