March 3, 2018 - San Francisco, CA (Day 3, Show 1) [mp3]
SF Jazz Center (early set) San Francisco, CA March 3, 2018
Kite Whitecap Grown Folks Young Stuff Tio Macaco Sleeper — Vem Morena* Shofukan
Band: Chris Bullock - tenor sax, flute, and alto flute Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet, flugelhorn, and vocals Jay Jennings - trumpet and flugelhorn Justin Stanton - trumpet and keyboards Bill Laurance - keyboards Shaun Martin - keyboards Bob Lanzetti - guitar Michael League - bass Jason “JT” Thomas - drums and vocals Nate Werth - percussion
Special Guest: Magda Giannikou - vocals*
Sound Crew: Matt Recchia - engineering and sound (front of house) Nic Hard - mixing
Night three at the SF Jazz Center. Things ease in slowly with Kite. Jay finds a note he likes and sticks with it. Shaun takes the outro on organ and cooks at an almost inaudible volume. Whitecap is slow and swinging. Bullock takes the solo. He and JT are left alone for a while. JT brings in Grown Folks. Bill takes the first solo, moving between different sounds. Bob plays over the outro. Young Stuff gets a solo from Maz. Justin takes the outro solo on keyboard and grooves. Nate sets up Tio Macaco. He keeps the solo short and sweet. Shaun brings down the house with Sleeper. Magda joins the crew for her arrangement of Gonzaga’s Vem Morena. The band closes out with a very succinct version of Shofukan, with a trumpet solo from Justin.
Kite - Jay (stickin on Db) and Shaun (quiet and loads of runs) Whitecap - Boomtown (slow tempo) Grown Folks - Bill, Bob Young Stuff - Maz, Justin (groove shit) Tio - Nate (5s!, short and sweet) Sleeper - Shaun Shofukan - short and sweet