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

June 11, 2013
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[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
2013-06-08
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]

Lucius: July 14, 2012 Backyard Brunch Sessions – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 6, 2012
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[Photo courtesy of Backyard Brunch sessions]

acidjack reports:
“The duo of talented vocalists that make up the band Lucius joined us for the inaugural Backyard Brunch Session of the season recently, and proceeded to blow us away. Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe’s note-perfect vocals were as well matched as their outfits at this casual backyard show, which consisted primarily of their 2012 self-titled EP plus some new songs. In BBS tradition, the duo were backed by lightly-played instrumentation, but little was needed; Laessig and Wolfe’s voices are the only instruments required. Their latest work is sweet and dreamy, but never comes off as twee. The band has range as well; the new “Two Of Us” has a bit of a rootsy twang, while the new “Wildewoman” is a spare, breezy number that builds to a life-affirming climax. “Turn it Around,” the hardest rocking song from the Lucius EP, closed the set, and the semi-acoustic setup focused the crowd on the vocal, rather than robbing the song of its power.  With only one full album – 2009’s Songs from the Bromley House – under their belts, Lucius are a young band, but one that is obviously full of promise.

hi and lo recorded this set with a combination of Schoeps and MBHO microphones and the weather was fortunately cooperative. Only some very minor wind gusts occurred and the overall sound is excellent. Enjoy!”

Thanks to the BBS sponsors for this show, Grady’s Cold Brew and Kings County Distillery Moonshine.

Stream “Don’t Just Sit There”

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Lucius
Backyard Brunch Sessions
Brooklyn, NY
2012-07-14

Recordist : hi and lo
Source 1 : MBHO KA200/603 + Schoeps MK5 (omni, mono) > Naiant PFA >> Tascam DR-680 @ 24bit / 48kHz
Edit : WaveLab V5 (mixdown/eq/gain/fades/dither/resampling)
Encoding : FLAC v1.2.1 Level 8 with TLH v2.6.0 (Build 168)

Tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Go home
03. Don’t Just Sit There
04. Genevieve
05. Two of Us
06. Wildewoman
07. Turn it Around

Running Time: 27:29

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Lucius, visit their website, and purchase their record from [HERE] or on iTunes.

Prairie Empire: July 14, 2012 Backyard Brunch Sessions – FLAC/MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

July 30, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of Dominick Mastrangelo Photography]

If the true measure of a band’s abilities is how well they play live, you could say it is doubly a measure of their talents how well they can play acoustically in someone’s back yard on a muggy July day, with planes flying overhead and bugs threatening to choke them. Prairie Empire rose to that challenge at a recent Backyard Brunch Sessions, where they gave the audience the added bonus of new material recorded after their just-released eponymous debut album. Though weary from closing out their recent tour, lead singer Brittain Ashford and her band (or at least, part of it) were in high spirits and strong form, further honed from their time on the road.  Both “Like Birds” and the brand-new “Muir Woods” gave those of us just getting acquainted with the new record even-newer material to delve into, while album tracks like “Give” have never sounded better. For a more electrified take on the band, check out our June 10th recording from Mercury Lounge, but if you are into the acoustic style, it’s also worth taking a look at the band’s recent Daytrotter session.

hi and lo recorded this set with a combination of Schoeps and MBHO microphones.  Other than a few unavoidable blasts of wind and planes flying overhead, the sound is excellent!

Thanks to the BBS sponsors for this show, Grady’s Cold Brew and Kings County Distillery Moonshine.

Stream “Snow”

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Prairie Empire
2012-07-14
Backyard Brunch Sessions
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by hi and lo
Produced by acidjack

Equipment: Schoeps MK21 (NOS)>NBox Cables>PFA + Schoeps MK5 (omni)>KC5>PFA + MBHO KA200/603>>Tascam DR-680
Mastering: 5x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels, DR compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, assorted other effects)>Audacity (tracking, set fades, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Song For You
03 Tenfold
04 Like Birds
05 [banter]
06 Snow
07 Winter Came
08 [tuning/banter]
09 Give
10 Where You Are
11 Muir Woods

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Prairie Empire, visit their website, and purchase their record from Trailer Fire Records [HERE] or on iTunes.

Gov’t Mule: June 2, 2012 Mountain Jam – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 6, 2012
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[Photos courtesy of Dino Perrucci Photography]

If you’re a doubter of “jamband festivals”, this Gov’t Mule performance from Mountain Jam alone might make you reconsider. Three of us from the NYCTaper crew came out for Saturday of this year’s Mountain Jam, held at the Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in Hunter, NY, and the Mule was that day’s main attraction for a number of reasons. The fact that they are a legendary live band was only part of the picture this time; this particular performance also honored the late, great Levon Helm with a set that found the Mule joining the Levon Helm Band for a tribute that no doubt would have found favor with the man. On a misty night against a verdant Catskills backdrop, Mule and guitarist Warren Haynes gave a life-affirming performance that could turn the coldest cynic on to the power of music. Mountains are often used as a metaphor for the obstacles that define human struggle. This night’s music – played against those gorgeous peaks – demonstrated music’s power to transcend even death. As a series of well-known players joined the band onstage for songs from Mule, Helm and history, we were reminded note after note how lucky we are: to be listening, to be here, to be alive. For us – and I guess it’s fair to call us “city people” – this night was a reminder of the grandeur that lies beyond our steel and glass borders. Mule gave us everything they had until the mist had soaked us all. But most importantly, they gave us a chance to give thanks to those who were gone as well as those who were there with us.

Each of the three of us who were at the show recorded this set, and below we are offering two sources: First, hi and lo’s recording with Schoeps MK21s, and second, Johnny Fried Chicken Boy’s Audio Technica cardiods paired with my AKG 414 large-diaphragm mics, set to “wide cardiod mode.” Both recordings stand out in their own way and offer different “flavors” to enjoy.

Stream “Brand New Angel” from the JFCB/acidjack source:

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Stream “I’m A Ram” from hi and lo’s MK21 source:

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Gov’t Mule
2012-06-02
Mountain Jam
Hunter, NY

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Source 1: 
Recorded and produced by hi and lo

Schoeps MK21>NBox Cables>Custom Preamp>Tascam DR-680 (24/48)>WaveLab V6 (EQ/Fades/Resampling/Dither)>CD-Wave v1.98>FLAC 1.2.1 with TLH v 2.6.0 (build 168)

Source 2:
Recorded by Johnny Fried Chicken Boy and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

AKG C 414 B-XLS (wide cardiod, AB 1.5ft split, OTS)>Aerco MP-2 + Audio Technica 3031 (OTS, DIN) >> Edirol R-44>2x24bit/48kHZ WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

[Tracking varies slightly between sources – below is the acidjack/JFCB source]

Set 1 [Total Time 1:16:25]
01 Brighter Days >
02 Brand New Angel
03 Lola Leave Your Light On >
04 Mother Earth>
05 Trouble Every Day
06 World Boss
07 Gameface (w/ Mountain Jam tease)
08 Larger Than Life
09 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window @
10 Bitch #

Set 2 (Levon Helm Tribute with the Levon Helm Band) [Total Time 1:55:03]
11 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
12 Up On Cripple Creek $
13 Ophelia
14 The Shape I’m In
15 This Wheel’s On Fire
16 It Makes No Difference
17 [banter]
18 The Weight %
19 [encore break 1]
20 Birth Of The Mule (with Soul Power Tease)
21 Sco-Mule ^ >It Makes No Difference Reprise
22 Beautifully Broken
23 Forevermore
24 [encore break 2[
25 Planet Of The Ram Jam >
26 I’m A Ram

@ with Machan Taylor, Alicia Shakur & Nigel Hall
# with Earl McIntyre, Jay Collins, Kenny Rampton, Blue Lou Martini, Howard Johnson & Lukas Nelson
$ with Matt Abts
% with Jorgen Carlsson, Machan Taylor, Corky Lang & Lukas Nelson
^ with Blue Lou Martini

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Gov’t Mule, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from their online store [HERE]

Soulive: March 1, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

March 4, 2012
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[Photos by Jill at For the Love of Brooklyn]

In what has now become a tradition, Soulive are currently taking over Brooklyn Bowl for a series of shows filled with special guests and blow-the-doors-off playing.  Billed as “Bowlive III”, these shows highlight the band’s efforts to move forward with a jazz/funk genre that all too often seems content to rest on its laurels.  This show, for example, had almost nothing in common with the final night of Bowlive II that we covered last year.  While that show seemed to emphasize the soul elements of the band, this performance made the guitar skills of the band’s virtuosic regular Eric Krasno its focus.  The show opened with several extended numbers with just the trio before the band was joined by a rotating cast that included Karl Denson, regular guest Nigel Hall, and Sam Williams of Big Sam’s Funky Nation. While the guests added some range to the band’s sound, for this set, it was the trio numbers like “Aladdin” that kicked it off that I appreciated most – reminders that even with all the hoopla of the guests at these shows, this is one incredible band on its own.

After about 75 minutes of inspired playing, the band took a break during an appearance by special guest Rahzel, who gave a 25-minute beatbox performance that challenged the limits of the physically possible with his ability to essentially play, and sing, an entire song using only his mouth.  He joined the band for “I Am the Magnificent” before exiting the stage.  The crowd, already partying like madmen, was fully loaded for what was to come.

The band’s most recent recorded output is a record of Beatles covers called Rubber Soulive that highlights the shared heritage of jazz and rock n’ roll, so it came as no surprise when the band performed a mini-Beatles set of “Come Together,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”.  While the heavily-covered “Come Together” (you may have heard the Aerosmith version) was probably the biggest crowd-pleaser, I was most impressed with the extended jamming on “Eleanor Rigby”, which turned that two-minute gem of a vocal performance into an extended guitar meditation.  Rather than being a real “cover” version, the original was merely a starting point for what followed.  “Too Much”, one of few repeats from the show we saw last year, came next, before Brooklyn Bowl regular Questlove took the stage with Hall, Williams and Lenesha Randolph for a series of songs, including Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”.   With four more Bowlive shows on the way next week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), Soulive are sure to have more tricks up their sleeves.  Don’t miss out.

Thanks to the Brooklyn Bowl staff for their hospitality to us at this show, and to the band for continuing to allow fan audio taping.  

hi and lo and I recorded this set with Schoeps MK21 wide cardiod microphones onstage, combined with Schoeps MK22 open cardiod microphones on the left side near one of the speakers to pick up some vocals and room ambiance.  The result is an incredible recording that truly feels like you are watching the band from the stage lip – which is an amazing experience.  There may be some tracking errors here and there – feel free to send corrections.

Stream “Eleanor Rigby [Beatles]”:

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Soulive
2012-03-01
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY USA

Download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by hi and lo and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK21 (onstage, NOS)>KC5>PFA>SD USBPre2 + Schoeps MK22 (A-B, 3ft split, 15 ft back, left stack)>CMC6 >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (Izotope Ozone limiter, EQ), resample to 44.1kHz>Audacity (tracking, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Set I [1:13:26]
01 [intro]
02 Steppin’
03 Uncle Junior
04 Aladdin
05 The Swamp
06 [banter]
07 Shaheed^
08 Rudy’s Way
09 [banter]
10 Leave Me Alone #

Rahzel [26:36]
11 improv

Set II [1:25:12]
12 I Am the Magnificent %
13 Come Together [Beatles]
14 Eleanor Rigby [Beatles]
15 I Want You (She’s So Heavy) [Beatles]
16 Too Much $
17 [banter]
18 Signed, Sealed, Delivered [Stevie Wonder] $&
19 [banter]
20 Tuesday Night Squad> $
21 Bewildered #
22 Tuesday Night Squad
23 [farewell]

^ with Karl Denson
# with Nigel Hall and Sam Williams
% with Rahzel
$ with Karl Denson, Nigel Hall, Sam Williams and Lenesha Randolph
& with Questlove

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