• Live Blog - Village Vanguard 6.18.08

    June 18, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Brian Blade Before the Set

    We have reached maximum capacity at the Vanguard tonight. Both sets are
    sold out, as is most of the week. Enjoy the show.

    9:00 First up is Ruby Lou's Lullabye. Named for Brian's niece.

    9:11 Kurt Rosenwinkel just blistered the front row with his solo on "Return
    of the Prodigal Son."

    9:17 I really love this song. Both Kurt Rosenwinkel and Melvin Butler solo
    beautifully.

    9:20 "Stoner Hill" is a section of Shreveport, LA. Brian Blade's hometown.

    9:23 The title song from Season of Changes, the new recording from Brian
    Blade and the Fellowship Band.

    9:29 An epic, varied song. Could have easily been called "Seasons of Change."

    9:36 This song has really whipped the crowd into a frenzy.

    9:38 I love the combination of bass clarinet and harmonium. Beautiful.

    9:42 Song called "Alpha and Omega." Brian is definitely from the church.

    9:46 After a lovely intro from Rosenwinkel, we're motorboating with
    "Evinrude Fifty," from Perceptual. Their last record (2000).

    10:00  I think this is the last song.  And it's never heard before.  Until now!
    Called King's Highway.  In Shreveport.  Not Brooklyn...
    -Josh

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