Teatro Metropolitán Mexico City, Mexico December 12, 2017
1. Beep Box 2. GØ 3. Grown Folks 4. Palermo 5. Tio Macaco 6. Thing of Gold 7. What About Me? — 8. El Agua y La Miel* 9. Shofukan
Band: Chris Bullock - tenor sax and flute Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet, flugelhorn, and vocals Justin Stanton - trumpet and keyboards Bill Laurance - keyboards Shaun Martin - keyboards and vocals Bob Lanzetti - guitar Michael League - bass and vocals Jason “JT” Thomas - drums Marcelo Woloski - percussion
Special Guest: *Silvana Estrada - cuatro venezolano and voice
Sound Crew: Mike Harrison - sound (front of house) Matt Recchia - sound (monitors) Nic Hard - mixing Ken Helmlinger - assistant engineer
After some Moog bass malfunctioning (not all backline is created equal), the band eases into a very slow Beep Box. Maz blows with harmon over a lazy outro. GØ feels good. Bullock takes a tenor solo with effects. Justin dials up a staccato synth sound on the Prophet for the bridge solo. Bob takes the outro on guitar. JT seamlessly transitions into Grown Folks. He stays in for the intro. The bass mini-wah gets some action on the first solo. Shaun takes the roof off with a Moog solo on the outro. Bob plays his butt off on Palermo. Marcelo weaves the outro directly into a pandeiro intro on Tio Macaco. After a round of horn solos, he and JT battle it out to finish the tune. Thing of Gold is a little faster and more aggressive than usual. Maz takes the bridge. Shaun brings it home on Moog. The band goes right into a (very brisk) version of What About Me? Bill and JT take the solo section in all sorts of directions. The band hits a groove for the last part of it as Bill switches to synth. JT wrecks the vamp. For the encore, the band is joined by 20 year-old Mexican composer, cuatrista, and singer Silvana Estrada for a song of hers called El Agua y La Miel, a song dedicated to the people who have disappeared at the hands of Mexican cartels over the years. Justin leads the band out with Shofukan.