First SCO-Phil show!
Can you say mind melter
yes i can
HOW ABOUT ALICE B MILLIONAIRE > MINDBENDER!!!
girl on a mountain>
big boss man>
friend of the devil>
know you rider
dark star v2> space
mountains of the moon>
anyone know what time he's been going on?
tom thumb blues
keep on growing
Opener per Tr in chat..Direwolf
Direwolf, Big Railroad Blues
Scofield looks right at home!
who is drumming?
Shea's PAC, Buffalo, NY 12/3/05
Big Railroad Blues
Eagles On The Highway> Jam>
The Wicked Messenger>
Jam(God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen tease)>
How does Scofield Sound???
>>who is drumming?
That's not Molo wearing a hat?
definitely looks like him
New Speedway Boogie
Fire on the Mountain??!!??
morning dew tonight
rOLL AWAY THE MO FO'IN dew!!!!
Shea's PAC, Buffalo, NY 12/3/05
Big Railroad Blues
Eagles On The Highway> Jam>
The Wicked Messenger>
Jam(God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen tease)>
Shakedown Street> Jam>
New Speedway Boogie>
Fire On The Mountain> Spacy Jam>
The Other One>
Turn On Your Lovelight>
awesome looking setlist!!
5 more days until AC!!!
wAY tO gO pHIL!!!!!!!!1
sAVE THE mAGIC fOR cONNEcTIcUt!!!!
that's a serious looking second set... very anxious to hear this one with sco.
Thanks taper Rob!
some Bertha pics
and another one
Buffalo Zoners..After you post your reviews...
Could you please step over to this thread please.....
So, how the hell was Scofield?!?!?
seriously did ANYBODY go to this one besides TR?!
lets have the goods people!
there are some quick reviews on tooboard about this show.
No zoners in Buffalo?
i went to this show last night.
there are probably no reviews, because there are no words to describe what happened last night.
>>>>there are probably no reviews, because there are no words to describe what happened last night.
Cool! Just like the night before in VA!
seemed last night like phil was playing alot of "101" type material for the benefit of Scofield. I believe he needen't have done that, as even the changes of Unbroken Chain would not have vexed this (as Phil rightly acknowledged) guitar god. He was really really good. I have been a huge fan of Larry Campbell for 10 good solid years now, in faact I was at Larry's debut ( I think) Dylan show in St Boneventure back in 95. So I was a little disappointed he was already busy w Emmy Lou, but Scofield didn't play like a guest. He took himself plenty of leads and rocked hard.
Now on another hand, I'm sorry if you think you like him (go see it yourself before defending him please) but Chris Robinson, while talented, is a dyed in the wool frontman, and seems uncomfortable up there when he's not singing. His guitar chops are heavy handed, LOUD rhythmic constant strumming. He seems to be getting tired as he stands there doing his bouncy bop hippie dance. He honestly looked like he wanted, and could use, a stool to sit on between verses. I think it actually would have helped the vibe a little, if you can imagine that.
Wicked Messenger was probably my first set favorite. I thought they could have easily taken the God Rest Ye... tease into at least a short jam, but not to be. It was Scofield quoting it one time only, as far as I could tell. Candyman was cool too with some BIG phil bombs on the ending, and I will go ahead and say the Chris sounded ok for 95% of Mr Charlie (scofield shredded on this) but he really got super cheesy at the end of the song, ridiculously drawing out the final line " Mr Charlie told me so" into something certaily silly( like at least a minute of posturing, bordering on dumb, and I know Phil wasn't impressed. I actually laughed at it with my wife. "Mr Charlie told me, you know mr charlie told me. you know miiiiiiista chaaaaaaahlie towowowowowowoold me. You know mr chaaaaaarlie tohwohwohwohwoh me. you know mr charlie tooooold me, you know "(etc, you get the idea)
Other One was probably the second set highlight for me. straight into a Scofield showcased Lovelight, and then you KNEW they had to finish the trilogy left unrequieted last night, so Franklins was like a missed, welcome old phriend.
bertha encore, and we really had to move.
When we walked out onto East Main St Buffalo, nice little scene, unfortunately completed with a nitrous tank right out on the avenue outside the venue complete with balloon mess everywhere.
I would have liked to have heard one of the big phil rtunes. Unbroken, or maybe Box of Rain or Pride of Cucamonga, but oh well. It was some gutsy, rootsy rock and rolling in Buffalo last night.
had a blast last night, sco was great - didn't hold back at all and took some great leads. he was really on fire during mr. charlie in the first set - which was short, one hour, but that left plenty of time for the second.
second set - phil's bomb's kept making my hair stand on end - loved the spacy jams. althea was really good, esp sco. the whole set just smoked and didn't let up. was surprised at the lovelight to close cause i just got one in pitsburgh - but both were great. as for the chris hate, i really don't pay that much attention to him, but when he steps up to sing he does a fine job and that's all he's really called upon to do.
now it's off to albany!!!
I can't believe they waited till Larry left to play the Messenger.
Sounds like CR is even more annoying in person than on tape. Vocals is definitely still the one missing piece in Phil's puzzle.
btw, Larry' first show with Dylan, at least his first show as a regular member, was 3/31/97 St Johns, Newfoundland
Unbelievable. Phil needs to get Sco to stay on board for the next tour. Althea tonight blew me away.
so, did this sound much different that the other nights with Larry?
on Althea, I wish Larry would put down the fiddle and play slide guitar
can't wait to hear this show - not very familiar w/ Scofield yet
The Buffalo show is streaming on Zone Radio..http://www.live365.com/stations/2012_live
Thanks for the reviews..
i had a great time at this show, although i found myself watching the band more than i danced. i was really pumped to see what would happen with a guy like scofield in the band. on stage approx 7:20 picked up instruments no jam right into direwolf. A sraight forward version. the first thing i noticed is it didn't seem loud enough from where i was but i was off to one side. next up Big Railroad Blues. love this song. played well..scofield had a brief solo in the middle.. short but exciting. then Mr Charlie excellent, funky. i always love hearing that song. Eagles On The Highway> Jam>The Wicked Messenger>Jam...slowed everything down. the jams were excellent. the 2 songs...so so. Candyman... Excellent..seemed like just what the crowd needed. casey jones....nice ending to the first set.
Overall, set one seemed very ordinary and restricted. You could almost feel what was happening. New face in the band, ease things in and get comfortable. the first set was very reserved.
1 hour first set.
setbreak: You could tell the crowd was anxious to here the band cut loose and cut loose they did.
set 2 louder Space> i would have called this "wicked bass jam" instead of space. actually when i get the tapes and make cd covers..... i am going to call it that and after you here it you probably will too. you can use your imagination. it set the tone for the rest of the evening. it was like, guys this is how we are going to do it for the rest of the night. wicked bass jam transition into shakedown was fantastic. even though i thought we might get a shakedown tonight, it blind sided me and everyone around me too because because it came so quickly out of phils jam . Excellent version. there was an incredible jam inside that took me to another level, then back into shakedown. the place is rockin. Jam>Althea.... another incredible jam. i can tell everyone(band and crowd is starting to realize this is going to be something special) nice transition into funky althea. sco has smokin' solo.... i mean smokin'. New Speedway Boogie> perfect for the vibe... wandered down to side stage with my buddy...Fire On The Mountain>incredible!! sco/sless really really jammed it out then back, then out again then back again. i think at one point sco might have lost the jam but brought it all back nicely. Spacey Jam>Cowboy Movie>...nice blues...a perfect fit. The Other One> ...i don't know what to say. bombs away phil!!!! Turn On Your Lovelight>sco/sless...this was a treat scofield/sless tore it up...it was amazing. really great version. Franklin's Tower..... once again scofield/sless. the joint was jumpin. i figure this was the end of the set and it was. E: Donor Rap/Intros phil said something like" if there ever was a guitar god this is him...... john scofield. Bertha...nice, it didn't matter at this point
set 2 was incredible start to finish. phil really let scofield and sless cut loose. the whole second set was my highlight. i guess if i had to be more specific.....jam in shakedown, jam in fotm, sless and scofield feeding off each other in lovelight and franklins....so good to hear!!! it was perfect for me. phil was fantastic as usual. i got goosebumps many times during the second set. i don't really know if i can explain how great the sless/scofield combination was. if i did not have commitments today i would be on my way to albany.
if you are close enough to albany all i can say is....go. you won't regret it. you may never get a chance to see this configuration again.
to anyone else who was there, what did you think?
Great reviews guys! Youre getting me all goose bumpy for tonight, Sco is truly one of the greatest guitarists out there and has been a favorite for a long time and PHIL hasnt played any music for upstate NY in some time. I listened to Mr CHarlie on live 365 last night and almost lost it. I second Craig in saying if you can get to Albany GET THERE!!
I have seen virtually every Western NY show since 3-31-73, & last nite stands as something special. Shea's is such a beautiful place, all marble & art deco, that it still amazes me that it hasn't been knocked down to build a new Dollar Tree. The struggle to restore & maintain that place is awesome. It was perfect as a setting for the Sco-Phil debut.
Scofield played a Gibson ES 335,very unusual for this type of music, had a very aggressive, percussive attack, & used a variety of delay & other effects to really affect the overall sound. Took solo's into unfamiliar registers vs. Herring, Haynes, Sless, & even Garcia. I thought he responded very well as a pinch-hitter with (obviously) limited practice. His call & response with Sless on Fire & The Other One really impressed me. It should only improve tonite in Albany now that they have one under their belt. Robinson is a little weak in the vocals, but did a decent job. Sat in front of TaperRob, & got a chance to see how much effort is involved to bring these shows to us. My hat is off to you & the services that we have come to depend on. Thanks again Rob!
Now we're talkin'!!! Great reviews - keep 'em coming please! Looks like a fantastic show.
Can't wait to hear this one, somebody get it on bt!!
that Jason Jarvis review really brought me there...
I actually did the CR bouncy bop hippie dance in my living room and think I nailed it.
thanks for the excellent reviews Jarvis and Craig...
sounds like Phil Sco and Sless have sumthin special goin indeed...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>"Mr Charlie told me, you know mr charlie told me. you know miiiiiiista chaaaaaaahlie towowowowowowoold me. You know mr chaaaaaarlie tohwohwohwohwoh me. you know mr charlie tooooold me, you know "(etc, you get the idea)
LMAO, I can SO picture this...
Everyone........ Do your self a favor and listen to that Althea!
Just got home, fantastic show. Scofield rocked out with all sorts of wild effects. From my perch in the middle of the balcony 2nd row, the whole balcony was bouncing up and down. It was a little disconcerting, but we just hung on and went for the ride. The first set was rocking, but the 2nd set was great. The best set of Phil and friends I have ever seen. I was apprehensive with the guitar switch, but Phil must know what he is doing. Phil and Scofield disappeared during the break, maybe Phil gave him a crash course in dead. Phil really let him cut loose in the 2nd set and it was fantastic. High points were the space into shakedown, the whole start of the 2nd set. Very high energy set and spine tingling. Anybody at tonights show will be in for a treat.
oh by the way i think it was sold out
just listening to the stream and I am not hearing this mr. charlie "cheese out" nor does the crowd seem to fail to respond to CR in a positive way. Nobody's perfect but if you are really looking for something to complain about so badly that you are making things up instead of listenign to sco tear space and time into pieces then maybe you should not try to distract everyone else from the great playing that you are missing out on
"Scofield played a Gibson ES 335,"
To be perfectly correct, he plays Ibanez As200's, this one I believe was his black one, not his main guitar sunburst, although I was pretty far back.
Check out John Scofield Band "Up All Night". Really sick stuff...
I agree with Craig 100 percent...not that I didn't agree with some of the others...except the CR cheese out stuff. Sure, he's a front man, but he really stood out for me for not standing out in any way besides absolutely nailing the vocals. The only slip he had was actually caused by the band skipping the 3rd verse in Althea and heading into the "D" chord signifying the "There are things you can replace..." verse. He figured out what had happened and got on with it and nailed it...
The drive was much easier than anticipated, and left time for a quick meal at Denny's before heading into the hotel. Hotel located easy enough, lots of heads about...chatted with some peeps while waiting for my wife to check us in...no zoners yet, but good folks. Once checked in, my wife and I made use of a hotel room to ourselves for the first time in about a decade, then we cleaned up, I got baked and we headed over to Darcy McGee's. We sat at the bar by some suspect looking heady type dudes...my kind of people, for sure...we struck up a conversation based on my GD "Paradise Waits" shirt, had a great time talkin', and then I found out I was talkin' to "MeToo"...a ZONER...we hugged and toasted the zone and had a great time hangin' out and talkin'. Franki showed up and introduced herself, and she and my wife talked and talked and talked...seemed to get along nicely...Laura enjoyed the conversation...MeToo ran across JKWeaver and Posthed at the other end of the bar, so I went over and introduced myself, had another toast to the zone and another GREAT conversation with some cool ass zoners.
I determined it was time to return to the room and puff down for the show, and MeToo and his buddy, cool dude named Steve...I think...I had more than usual to drink at Darcy's...came with me...On our way out we ran into Mr. Bob Meader and Sideshow Bob...we exchanged enthusiastic hello, pleasure to meet you, gonna go get baked, wanna come? Nah, just got here, but thanks, no problem, see ya later, GREAT meeting you...
We went back to the room, listened to some Phil 5-27-00, smoked a nice bowl and headed to the show...a mere 2 and a half blocks away. Even on a cold night it wasn't a bad walk...
Shea's is a beautiful place...laid back security, beautiful appointments...not a bad seat in the house, and ours rocked (15 rows back in Section 2...although MeToo's seats blew mine away...I think he was standing on stage behind Scofield practically...Jeesh, who do you have to blow to get those seats? LOL...
The whole time, I've been anticipating this show to be all about the JAM...the segues...free form stuff...What I got was something completely different, but just as exciting IMO. Dire Wolf was not what I was expecting, and I didn't expect it to sound so tight. I thought CR sounded great, and Sco seemed thrilled to be there...definitely seeking Berry out to make eye contact with him and do some jammin'. All night long the interplay between them was AWESOME, especially in the second set. There were some games of tag or hide and seek they would play chasing each other up and down the neck of their guitars, locking up and having fun. Scofield did a lot of looping, crazy stuff...he was having a blast...a mad scientist stirring up musical mischief...and he was seriously having fun.
The absolute hilight, and I've never had this song be the hilight of any show...was Althea. That was when it all went off the charts. The Shakedown and the jam primed the pump, but when Scofield took that final solo...WOW, energy, power, FUN...the place exploded and they just kept on giving.
I loved it all, my wife had a blast, it was great meeting all the zoners I did, and a bummer I didn't run into more, or that when we ate after the show, we couldn't make it back out of the hotel room to party afterwards. In retrospect it was a good thing because it was a long drive home today, but I'm so glad we made it...
New Speedway Boogie...another hilight...the whole song...hell, the whole second set is one big hilight...
On the way to Buffalo, I was listening to 7-2-99 with David Nelson, Berry and Mookie (who, by the way, looks a lot like Hooper from Jaws...Richard Dreyfuss' character...playin' them smokin' keys...)...and Eagle's on the Highway is on disc one...I loved hearin' it so much I went against protocol and listened to it again before continuing with the rest of the show...LOVED it, and kind of thought to myself that it's too bad there's not a chance in hell of hearing something like this with ScoPhil, being that they had no time to work something like this up and all...so when that started up, I was just grinnin' at the Synchronicity of it all...here I was watchin' a show go down completely the opposite of how I envisioned it, and then I got the cosmic "Oh by the way, remember when you were thinkin' there was not a chance in hell of hearing this song?" moment...well, suffice it to say I was blown away.
Scofield had a BLAST...Phil had a blast...I had a blast, my wife had a blast, it appeared as if everybody around me and ScoPhil was having a blast, both on and off stage.
Happy Birthday honey, that was a night to remember...
Gonna give a quick review. The show was absolutley phenomenal. As all of you have scene the setlist, I'm sure i dont have to rehash it but here are a few observations.
First off, we expected a jazzy show - and could not be more off when we thought that the country rock that was dominating the tours setlists would be altered for Scofield. Wow were we delightfully wrong. Scofield fit in quite nicely. The first set highlights for me was Big Railroad and Mr Charlie, although i thorougly enjoyed everything that was played. Also - it was fun being in the first row and making contact and getting nods from Scofield who we were in front of.
It was obvious from the get-go that Phil and Scofield were really enjoying them selves.
The 2nd set was monster...as expected, but I have to say that in all my show going over the years (which included Mule and an incredible Tea Leaf Green)on thursday night, I have never wtnessed a solo like the one John Scofield laid down on Althea. As good as the 2nd set was....that solo was so good, that you had to be there to witness the look on Sless's face followed by his rousing clapping when the song ended. Shakedown, Fire and Franklin's were also stellar and the segway's were excellent - as in not too much noddling.
Also - Ive never heard Phil so high in the mix...we really enjoyed being able to have his bass lead the show with that kind of volume.
Lastly - Buffalo is always a great place. The people there are so nice. Hookin up with the zoners at the pre-show gathering was really special. Its good to put faces to the cyber-world.
All those heading to the Sco-Phil show in Albany will get the Eyes of the World now that Buffalo is done.
P.S. Phil - please soundboard this show - The world has to hear what's become of Althea!
Get Marc Ford up on that stage. Nuff said.
I can only agree with the rest of the comments already posted. I too was aprehensive with the lineup switch. I should have known better, I mean come on, we are talking about John Scofield here. The first set was very good, a little up and down but very enjoyable. The second set was unbelieveable from start to finish, it totally got off as much as as any show I have ever seen.
By the way, I wasn't thinking straight earlier and had confused songs, so I was thinking of another song completely and it was Wicked Messenger that was actually done...not that I know what the fuck I'm talking about anyways...either way, this show rocked...
Sorry for being a dumbass sometimes...
"I know Phil wasn't impressed."
please, phil looks like he's having a great time with CR on stage...and this isn't the first time CR has played with him...as for him being a "frontman", he actually seems to be acting pretty humble up on stage...
and the shows sound good on tape
give it a break, it's old and tired
phil review in buffalo news
Lesh steps to the forefront of the ex-Dead
By JEFF MIERS
NEWS POP MUSIC CRITIC
Phil Lesh & Friends
Saturday night in Shea's Performing Arts Center
Grateful Dead fans have had to split their loyalty between various offshoots of that band, following the death of Zen-master guitarist Jerry Garcia a decade back.
Though the surviving members have toured and recorded together as the Other Ones and, later, the Dead, that seems to be a thing of the past, now. Bob Weir has settled in with a wonderful version of his Ratdog band. Drummer Mickey Hart is involved in various projects. And bassist Phil Lesh has been leading his own Phil & Friends, a rotating cast of musical characters, for the past several years.
Dead fans have plenty to be grateful about. But after Saturday night's filled-to-capacity gig inside Shea's Performing Arts Center, Lesh has taken the lead in the ever-widening circle of Dead-related musical expeditions.
Fans came to Shea's expecting a strong show, based on their previous experiences with Lesh's "Friends" bands. What they got was much, much more. In fact, during certain sections of Saturday's twin-set, 31/2-hour performance, Shea's felt like a spaceship that had lifted off from downtown Buffalo and was hurtling through the cosmos, as weightless as a child. Yeah, it was that good.
Lesh has assembled a killer band of like-minded musical visionaries, easily the strongest unit he's commandeered to date. Black Crowes/New Earth Mud vocalist Chris Robinson has adopted the role of frontman. Mookie Siegel mans the keyboards, stage right. Guitarist and pedal steel player Barry Sless flanks Siegel. John Molo, veteran of Bruce Hornsby's bands and the post-Garcia Dead, occupies the drummer's throne. And making his debut with the band during the Shea's show, filling in for the otherwise occupied Larry Campbell, late of Bob Dylan's band, was John Scofield, one of the greatest living jazz guitarists and - based on Saturday's show - an artist up for new and creative challenges.
Lesh leads the band with his mighty six-string bass, his wholly unique, lyrical and supremely funky lines acting as the core of the dense but spacious sound. The set list was astoundingly good. Scofield strode onto the stage with a big book of chord changes, plopped it down on a music stand, and they were off, straight into "Dire Wolf." A tiny bit tentative at first, but as Robinson's soulful vocals caressed the tune's folksy charm, and the crowd came alive, we had achieved liftoff; Scofield's first solo as part of the band was transcendent, a mix of jazz phrasing and harmonic intelligence, with a down and dirty blues feel. The crowd went nuts, the musicians exchanged smiles, and we knew we were in for a treat.
"Big Railroad Blues" followed, and the rapport between Scofield's jazz-blues approach and Sless' country-tinged pedal steel work was immediately apparent, as if the two had formed a deep and lasting friendship right before our eyes. From here on out, it was all gravy, as "Mr. Charlie" brought serious funk, Robinson's southern soul floating atop Molo's locomotive-groove drumming. Set two began with a "Shakedown Street" of epic proportions, as Lesh led the group through endlessly inventive variations on a theme, and Sless and Scofield continued their gloriously telepathic interplay. This was gooseflesh-inspiring stuff, but the vibe got even heavier when the group launched into the finest, most swanky and saucy "Althea" it's ever been my pleasure to hear. Scofield's solo on this tune should be preserved in history.
Nice review from someone who sounds like a deadhead.
My feelings exactly
"This was gooseflesh-inspiring stuff, but the vibe got even heavier when the group launched into the finest, most swanky and saucy "Althea" it's ever been my pleasure to hear. Scofield's solo on this tune should be preserved in history." I am sure it was by one of the many tapers there, including John.
Where's the torrent?
There's also a vine in the audio vine section...
the amazing Spyder9's version here
Spyder9 seed is fantastic
could someone put the spyder9 version on archive or bt.etree please!
>could someone put the spyder9 version on archive or bt.etree please!<
2nd that emotion.
>>>Get Marc Ford up on that stage. Nuff said.
PHIL LESH AND FRIENDS
December 3, 2005
Shea's Performing Arts Center
THIS SOUNDBOARD IS **FREE** THANKS TO PHIL & FRIENDS (WWW.PHILLESH.NET)
2) Big Railroad Blues
3) Mr. Charlie
4) Eagles On The Highway> Jam>
5) The Wicked Messenger>
7) Casey Jones
1) Set 2: Space>
2) Shakedown Street>
5) New Speedway Boogie>
6) Fire On The Mountain>
7) Cowboy Movie>
2) The Other One>
3) Turn On Your Lovelight>
4) Franklin's Tower
5) E: Donor Rap/Intros
Phil Lesh, Chris Robinson (vocals, guitar)
John Scofield (guitar)
John Molo (drums), Mookie Siegel (keys)
Barry Sless (guitar+pedalsteel)
Mixed and mastered by Wiz
CD covers can be found at www.phillesh.net
Big thanks to all the mirror sites!
Wasn't sure where to put this as I don't see it on BT yet. So I decided here and I will add the link as soon as someone starts a torrent.
I can't because of work concerns right now...but I will grab this asap. Scofield was on fire during the 2nd set.