Russell Batiste and Friends - 05-01-2008

Russell Batiste and Friends

05-01-2008
The Howlin' Wolf
New Orleans, LA

recording type: AUD
shn: yes; book/page: 5/16
quality rating: A

[show] (93:02)
1. ? > (6:52)
2. ? con't > (3:05)
3. Fire On The Bayou * (5:32)
4. Funkin' > (5:11)
5. Funkin' con't (1:55)
6. Cars [Gary Numan cover] + (4:19)
7. Pull Up To My Bumper Baby ~ > (2:50)
8. Lady Marmelade ~ (3:58)
9. ...banter... (0:44)
10. Mother Funk Ya &= (7:49)
11. ...banter... (0:14)
12. (The Hype and the Hoopla?) ^ (6:46)
13. Ain't No Use *^$% (8:02)
14. Cissy Strut ^%#$ (5:39)
15. ...band intros... (1:52)
16. ? % (7:10)
17. ...banter... (0:18)
18. the world is so crazy - (4:11)
19. jam with me - (5:51)
20. Most Events Aren't Planned +=& (8:33)
21. ...outro... (2:03)

The Band: Russell Batiste - drums Kenny Kane - bass Tom Fitzpatrick - tenor sax MC - trumpet 909 - tenor sax Kako - keyboards Page McConnell - keyboards Ian Neville - guitar

* with Jason Neville on vocals.
+ with Page McConnell on vocals.
~ with Rita Batiste and Tiffany Jackson on vocals
& with Oteil Burbridge on bass.
^ with Leo Nocentelli on guitar.
% with Mike Gordon on bass.
# with DJ Logic on turntables.
$ with Bernie Worrell on keyboards.
- with Willie Soul Singer on vocals.
= with Eric Krasno on guitar.

Taper notes: This was an interesting night at the Howlin' Wolf -- lots of special guests rotating in and out. Frankly, we went to this show for the Global Noize set (which they promoted by announcing Billy Martin, DJ Logic, Oteil Burbridge, Karl Denson, Topaz, and others -- a set with a lot of potential, having an A-List set of musicians all playing outside of their elements), but the opener wound up being this Russell and Friends set, which had some of the same guests but many others. Frankly, I felt completely satisifed that I had seen a great show after this set, and the Global Noize set was gravy. In fact, I think I even enjoyed this set more than the Global Noize set, as it was a lot funkier, whereas the GN set was more jazzy. Either way you'll get to decide for yourself as I'm going to post both for you to listen to.

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

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