STREAM: Offbeat / LiveMusicNola Sampler

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Check out Marco Benevento's "Bus Ride" Live from Megalomaniac's Ball 2011 @ The Howlin' WOlf

Check out 's "Bus Ride" Live from Megalomaniac's Ball 2011 @ The Howlin' WOlf

OffBeat/Live Music NOLA sampler, vol. 1 by livemusicnola

From LiveMusicNola’s page:

Live Music NOLA is happy to bring you diverse selections of some of the finest live music performed here in New Orleans. This compilation features 9 tracks from our archives of over 200 live performances, selected especially for OffBeat Magazine.

Here’s Offbeat Magazine’s track-by-track description:

1. – “2nd Set Opening Jam” (Hi-Ho Lounge)
This performance of the Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra was recorded live on Mardi Gras Day, 2011 at the Hi-Ho Lounge. The Orchestra brings together a diverse, all-star cast of 10 local musicians to offer a fresh interpretation on classic Mardi Gras music. The lineup for the performance consists of Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, vocals; Camile Baudoin, guitar; Helen Gillet, cello; Tim Green, saxophone; CR Gruver, keyboards; Harry Hardin, violin; Sam Hotchkiss, guitar; Reggie Scanlon, bass; Kevin O’Day, drums; Rosie Rosato, percussion. The full recording of this show is under consideration for the Best Regional Roots Music Album Grammy Award.

2. – “Turnin’ It Out” (One Eyed Jacks)
Dragon Smoke is a four-piece supergroup featuring Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk, Stanton Moore and Rob Mercurio from Galactic, and Eric Lindell. This performance was recorded live at One Eyed Jacks on the Tuesday between Jazz Fest weekends this year, the 10th anniversary of the band’s first performance on the Tuesday between Fest weekends in 2001. The full recording of this show is under consideration for the Best Blues Album Grammy Award.

3. Marco Benevento Trio – “Bus Ride” (Howlin Wolf)
Composer/keyboardist Marco Benevento appears regularly in New Orleans as a part of the jazz/prog powerhouse Garage A Trois. This selection is from a breathtaking performance recorded at the Megalomaniac’s Ball at the Howlin Wolf on May 4, 2011, featuring Benevento alongside Reed Mathis (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) on bass and John Speice (Hairy Apes BMX) on drums.

4. Dillon, Vidacovich, Singleton, Meyers – “Relapse King” (Blue Nile)
Prolific percussionist/vibraphonist/composer combines the harmonic complexity and technical demands of modern jazz with a punk rock ethos and myriad rhythmic influences. Mike D performs regularly with kindred spirit James Singleton as part of the band Illuminasti, and the duo also appears together in a number of other creative projects. Here they’re joined by frequent collaborator Johnny Vidacovich and Carly Meyers, leader of the promising young funk band Yojimbo. Meyers contributes an inspired trombone solo along with impromptu backing vocals.

5. – “Gin Instead of Whiskey” (One Eyed Jacks)
The Morning Forties are modern-day cultural ambassadors of New Orleans. Much like the city itself, their music is raw, dirty, and fun. The band is on a semi-hiatus with no plans to record a new studio album, but fans of the Morning 40s knows the only way truly experience their music is live. The raucous energy of their sound is best communicated in a true live setting, as demonstrated by this selection from a One Eyed Jacks show recorded over Mardi Gras weekend 2011.

6. – “12 Miles to Shreveport” (Old Point Bar)
J. the Savage, a.k.a. Jamie Bernstein, is a local Americana singer/songwriter. Here, Jamie is recorded live performing his original song “12 Miles to Shreveport” at the Old Point Bar in Algiers. Helping his cause is the impressive musicianship of the supporting band, which features both pedal steel and mandolin.

7. – “Oh, Oh, Oh” (Blue Nile)
The authentic sound of Washboard Chaz’s Blues Trio perfectly complements sitting on your front porch and enjoying the daylight hours. They’re especially loved in the Bywater, where every year Alex McMurray and friends throw a festival known as ChazFest in honor of Chaz. The recording features Washboard Chaz performing Delta and Chicago blues with soulful harmonica and electric guitar accompaniment at the Blue Nile.

8. Lott, Dillon, Vidacovich, Singleton – “Foxy Roxy” (Blue Nile)
Recorded at one of the semi-regular drum summits hosted by Mike Dillon at the Blue Nile, this track showcases three of New Orleans premier percussionists playing together: Dillon, Johnny Vidacovich, and Simon Lott (WATIV, Good Enough For Good Times, and many others). Joined once again by upright bass giant James Singleton, the unique styles of the three master drummers combine for an exciting interpretation of an original Singleton composition.

9. – “Evo Devo” (Dragon’s Den)
Zosimus is a band led by local jazz guitarist and composer Cliff Hines. The music features beautiful harmonies and thoughtful compositions, the same qualities found in Cliff’s jazz quintet. In Zosimus though, these qualities are expressed with an edgier delivery that’s at times ethereal and ambient, at times heavy and raw. The band includes Rex Gregory on saxes and keys with a heavy rhythm section made up of drummer Joe Dyson (Bridge Trio) and bassist Devin Kerrigan (Bionica).

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About the author

Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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