June 18, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
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
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...
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