February 17, 2018 - Raleigh, NC [mp3]

$ 9.95

The Ritz
Raleigh, NC
February 17, 2018

1. Whitecap
2. Grown Folks
3. Kite
4. Tarova
5. Thing of Gold
6. Big Ugly
7. Ready Wednesday
8. Shofukan

9. Quarter Master

Chris Bullock - tenor sax
Mike “Maz” Maher - trumpet, flugelhorn, and vocals
Justin Stanton - trumpet and keyboards
Bill Laurance - keyboards
Shaun Martin - keyboards
Mark Lettieri - guitar
Michael League - bass
Jamison Ross - drums and vocals
Nate Werth - percussion

Sound Crew:
Matt Recchia - sound (front of house)
Dave Hannah - sound (monitors)
Nic Hard - engineering and mixing

My favorite show of the run so far. Great crowd, very loose and open vibe on stage. A brisk Whitecap starts things off high-energy. Maz burns on flugelhorn. Grown Folks is funky. Mark milks the first solo. Shaun takes it out on Moog. Justin takes a beautiful trumpet solo on Kite. Bill owns the outro on piano. Tarova feels good. Bullock and Jamison duke it out. Nate takes an extended percussion solo over the outro. Shaun turns the crowd up on Thing of Gold, then sets up Big Ugly with an organ outro. Mark solos. Bill plays a short intro to Ready Wednesday. Justin takes the solo on Prophet 6. Shofukan gets a rare solo from Maz on flugelhorn. The band uses the crowd’s singing to create a new downtempo groove for Quarter Master. It marinades for a while before the melody drops in. It speeds up on the B section. Mark drives the rhythm bus for a while, then Bill and Shaun trade. The horns take it out.

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