Bill Evans Soulgrass: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam IX (Hunter, NY) – FLAC/MP3/Full Set Streaming

June 11, 2013

[Photos by acidjack]

One of the real treats for me of this year’s Mountain Jam — and one that many missed, owing to its placement on the sidestage — was seeing the legendary saxophonist Bill Evans and his band, Bill Evans Soulgrass, tear it up from the very front of the stage. The man has recorded with everyone from Herbie Hancock and Medeski, Martin & Wood to the likes of Willie Nelson and Mick Jagger, and his solo career on its own is entering its third decade. This afternoon show found Evans and the Bill Evans Soulgrass band focusing on material from his 2011 record, Dragonfly. Evans and his band took turns on extended solos during several points in the show, and the crowd up front was right there with them. But it was the not-totally-shocking appearance of the hardest working man at this year’s festival, Warren Haynes, that brought the loudest cheers, and “Tit For Tat” found Haynes and keyboardist Danny Lewis helping to take that song to the next level. This wasn’t a set about raging the mountain, but it was exactly what it was meant to be — a loose, fun afternoon of musical interaction among players who share well-earned respect for each other and their audience.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK21 wide cardiod microphones in an ORTF pattern generously loaned to me by fellow site contributor hi and lo, in a spot almost directly in front of Evans for an “onstage” effect. Other than the occasional “woo woos” of the friendly older gentleman standing next me, who I wasn’t about to ask to be quiet, this recording is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Bill Evans Soulgrass
Healey Brothers Stage
Mountain Jam
Hunter, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK21 (ORTF)>KCY>Z-PFA>Roland R-26>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter, imaging)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 53:13]
01 Time
02 Kings and Queens
03 [banter1]
04 Madman
05 [banter2]
06 Tit for Tat %
07 [unknown1] %
08 Feel

% with Warren Haynes and Danny Lewis

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Bill Evans, visit his website, and purchase Dragonfly and his other releases [HERE]

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2 Responses to Bill Evans Soulgrass: June 8, 2013 Mountain Jam IX (Hunter, NY) – FLAC/MP3/Full Set Streaming

  1. Tim Burke
    June 11, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    thanks for recording aj!

  2. Bruce McCormick
    June 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Nice. Thank you for sharing.

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