Banyan - 02-09-2013


Quixote's True Blue
Denver, CO

recording type: MATRIX
shn: yes; book/page: 6/18
quality rating: A

[show] (121:29)
1. improv (12:37)
2. improv (17:31)
3. improv (11:34)
4. improv (11:12)
5. improv (23:32)
6. improv (10:05)
7. improv (12:40)
8. improv (11:15)
9. improv (10:59)

The Band:
Stephen Perkins - drums
Willie Waldman - trumpet
Tony Franklin - bass
Brian Jordan - guitar

source: "on the fly" Matrix [FOH David Gareis SBD Mix + (onstage/split5')Beyerdynamic MC803 > dmod UA-5 > R-09]
lineage: R-09 > PC > Wavelab > CD Wav > TLH > .flac
taped and transferred by: Corey/KIND Recordigs

notes: Weaving their way through jazz, rock, and Middle Eastern inspired jams, Banyan is as fluid as any group you will see live; in essence with a rotating pool of players you have to see. Perkins just wows the crowd as he slowly peels off layers until he is left in his signature black wife beater. Watching Stephen Perkins in a tiny room playing jazz to forty of fifty people is something everyone should experience. He is a force behind the kit that literally unleashes an all out attack on the skins. Waldman back on stage with his effects is able to paint sonic murals that fly around the crowd. Franklin too is a beast who simply shreds. Brian Jordan, continues to impress with his virtuoso guitar work. They sounded fantastic together and I would love to see this lineup continue to tour regularly, as it was too much fun. If you've never heard of them, download the show, take a listen, and get inspired. This type of free form musical exploration is a rare treat in today's paint by numbers scene. It's definitely worth checking out and it could change your perspective on what jam can be.

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