Dec. 12, 2017 - México City, México [MP3]

$ 9.95

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.  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.

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