Joe Krown Trio - 05-05-2008

Joe Krown Trio

05-05-2008
Tipitina's
New Orleans, LA

recording type: AUD
shn: yes; book/page: 5/12
quality rating: A

[show] (48:26)
1. ...intro... (2:34)
2. I Feel So Bad (13:46)
3. ? (7:39)
4. Steal Away (6:14)
5. What's Going On (6:54)
6. ...banter... (0:41)
7. Use Me (9:34)
8. ...outro... (1:02)

The Band: Joe Krown - organ Walter "Wolfman" Washington - guitar, vocals Russell Batiste - drums Mike Gordon - bass

source: Neumann TLM-170 (cardoid, just in front of the SBD) > Apogee AD1000 > Teac DAP20 (@16 bit/48 khz)
transfer: Sony R500->Sound Devices 722
mastering: Soundforge Pro 10.0b - *All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits*. Volume normalization, sample rate conversion 48khz to 44.1khz using iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter, then dithered back to 16 bits using using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, High dither settings. Tracked in CDWav.
transferred by: Scott Bernstein (5/15-19/2010).

taper notes:

Next up in my Jazzfest Appreciation Series, for BARN41, I present to you the opening set of the Joe Krown Trio at Tipitinas on the 2nd Sunday night of Jazzfest '08. This was their opening set for the fest-closing Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk marathon, which I presented as BARN37.

Setting the scene for this one -- as always, Sunday night comes around and we were exhausted. We had already planned to hit Tipitina's for the Dumpstaphunk show, so Jen & I made sure we got there a little early as I'd heard that the Joe Krown Trio, though I wasn't familiar with the band's namesake, was to include Walter "Wolfman" Washington, who I was familiar with and definitely wanted to see. So as we're waiting on line to get in, none other than Mike Gordon walks by us (bass in hand). We engaged him in coversation a bit, and he told us a story about how he just got the new bass that he was carrying but lost it in a cab that day and then managed to track it down again. Lucky, Mike. I thought maybe he'd sit in with Dumpstaphunk (though with 2 of the best bassists in New Orelans -- Tony Hall and Nick Daniels already in Dumpsta, it might be a bit of a bass overload!), but little did I know that he was scheduled to be the bassist for the Joe Krown Trio's entire set!

Anyway, this is a nice tight little set from the Trio Plus 1. Mike plays as if he were a full time member of the band, and the particular bass he was playing (that I don't believe I've ever seen him play again) sounded really nice and punchy with a crisp high end. And it was nice to hear is playing on Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and Bill Withers' "Use Me" which is a particularly bass-groove heavy song. I only wish they had more time to play, but alas, Russell had to get down to play a PBS gig somewhere else.

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