Partial setlist from last night:
P & F
Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
Might As Well
King Solomon's Marbles
Good Times, Bad Times
Cold Rain and Snow
The Other One
Hey Jackie I see you sitting next to the stage lets hear some harmonica on some of this stuff would sound great, maybe an acadian driftwood with jackie and warren sharing vocals....Phil you are the man
Phil Lesh & Friends
Low Spark WH >
Crazy Fingers WH >
Low Spark WH
Might As Well WH
King Solomon's Marbles
Good Times, Bad Times WH (M. Jagger/K. Richards)
Loose Lucy WH
Cold Rain and Snow PL
End of set
Wharf Rat WH
The Other One PL >
Unbroken Chain PL
Help on the Way WH >
Eyesight to the Blind WH >
Why Does Love Got to be So Sad WH >
Franklinís Tower PL
Enc: Just Like Tom Thumb Blues PL
Not to be picky, but if it's the same one I'm thinking of, Good Times, Bad Times would be Led Zeppelin (Page/Plant).
any youtube linke for this one?
This Good Times, Bad Times is the Stones song off the album 12 x 5
Any 12/2 setlists??
Recent posts and blogs surrounding the latest run at Crossroads, suggest Phil has some hubris charging $150 and up to see him play. The value of music/art is by definition arguable, but when examined with some perspective, clear conclusions can be drawn. For example, Barbra Streisand at Hollywood Bowl was over $100 entry up to $1000. In a few weeks the Stones are playing Prudential Center in NJ entry from $200 to $1000. The objective prices alone justify a $150 ticket to see professionals at a venue less than 500 large, all that remains is for who?
The facility in San Rafael has just reopened after an upgrade which includes three rear mounted cameras, left, center and right all controlled by joystick in a control room. Lighting from six newly mounted chandeliers with some more intricate stage lighting is new, and finally, some cosmetic wall decor was installed with acoustic components in the walls. These shows and others to follow will be streamable on the Terrapin Crossroads website and cost $7.
Saturday Phil was joined by Warren Haynes and John Scofield on lead guitars, Joe Russo drumming, and John Medeski on keys. Haynes has known carrying power and Russo has played enough for me to know that he has complete cred. Still, both Johns, Scofield and Medeski, I didn't know: in Phil we trust. Turns out Scofield is billed as a jazz guitarist with a long resume of collaborations including Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, and Pat Metheny. The younger John, Medeski has a less exhaustive resume, but is part of a trio touring as Medeski, Martin and Wood. He, too, is a jazz man with a diverse keyboard repertoire of synthesizers and acoustic keys.
Phil has a way of selecting musicians with diverse, huge talent, and whether by design or as the result, they make music that is fresh, complex and attractive. Warren never gets old, and is always a solid lead go-to guy. Russo, same. Scofield and Medeski were the wildcards, and given the clarity and familiarity of songs, their contributions were easily assessable front and center. Scofield is right out of Peter. Paul, and Mary. This guy looks like he's lived through the formative years, with stories to tell and talent to share. He's your Uncle John that has a talent you never knew, who made music his life choice but never hit the A list. Proverbially everyone's friend, respected by all. On this night, he played with solid integration and at times, albeit unpredictably, put out some durable, ground-up leads that made sense with organic crescendo and complexity. Very captivating. It was a great complement to Warren who had a more consistent creativity, but when Scofield hit pay dirt, Warren was symbiotically there to sherpa the peak.
Ah, but the absolute show stealer was Medeski who totally gets it. This guy has the chops and keyboard skills including playing some deal-e-o he blew into to make music. Whereas Scofield was Uncle John who could be catalyzed to significant creation, Medeski enhanced the sound at every opportunity, more than holding up his end of the bargain. He was virtuous and appropriate when playing a mini jam fill or a prolonged solo that had multiple progressions and phrasing. Interesting that I'd settled on a previous Phil collaboration keyboardist Jeff Chimenti as my gold standard. I need to rethink that. It scares me with these two guys out there, what else may lurk in the music world that has yet to be discovered.
A quick review of individual moments within the show include a prolonged Low Spark->Crazy Fingers->Low Spark opener. Warm up heaven. The follow up rarities were solid, and interestingly the concluding Cold Rain was an anticlimactic Phil. The second, and uninterrupted, set was astounding. Again, song selection was merely the vehicle for a journey that the musicians made into a complex, inviting musical experience. Individually, this Other One stands on its own as a Phil tour de force. Although I hate to bring it up, the Jerry memory was neutralized on this one. Time and place made this as good as any. The Other One was followed by a ripping Watchtower, an Unbroken Chain which I always look forward to, and the concluding Help to Franklins medley completed the set. At conclusion, I felt as if I had seen the highest form of art. A perfect game.
So how much is that worth?
Cool post Mike,I wish I could have been there to see that! My only show at TXR so far was the first Q show on 4/26/12. Thanks for your post,I really enjoyed it,and love all these musicians you are talking about,although I don't know much about Medeski,glad he came through,love Eddieboy!
Very insightful commentary, Mike, thanks!
Sounds like you've barely if ever listened to Scofield and Medeski, Martin, and Wood. MMW has been an absolute fav of mine since the mid 90s, and they turned me on to Scofield.
I highly recommend checking out the two studio albums and one live release from frequent co-collaborators MMW & Scofield : A Go Go, Out Louder, and MSMW Live
And go from there, MMW especially are justly well known for their improvisational chops
So envious you got to witness Saturday's show! On replay it sounds terrific
Eric, thnx for the correction. My ignorance & I digress. As a loyal Stones fan, I should have checked first.
On an unrelated note, just read that Mick Taylor will be touring w/ the stones & now I wish I had tried to get tix though I heard it was almost impossible. No surprise there though w/ Ticketbastard.
Chuckie - TICKET UPDATE: There are 100's of resales out there BELOW FACE VALUE, and I do mean BELOW as no way these resellers are gonna get their money back - so if you want to see the Rolling Stones in Brooklyn or Newark look on E-Bay or Stub Hub for deals galore. I did.