Friday, January 22, 2016

Full Show Friday: Bill Evans & His Soulgrass Band 2014

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Bill Evans & His Soulgrass Band!

It's Jazzy January again here at RtBE, so get ready to kick off 2016 with some different styled shows every Friday. For this series we skew into new (or more recent) jazz lands. Keeping it current proves there is amazing live jazz still being performed no matter what Ken Burns says.

Not the piano playing Bill Evans, this is the Sax player who famously played with Miles Davis and who is up to some intriguing things with his Soulgrass Band on this Full Show Friday.

Coming at you from Leverkusner Jazztage this 5 piece cooks. The players are Bill Evans - sax, keyboard, voice, Dave Anderson - bass, Josh Dion - drums, vocals, Mitch Stein - guitar, voice, Ryan Cavanaugh - electric banjo and they are on fire from the first song. "New Bottle/Old Wine" just may be the highlight of this set.

All the players are top notch, the addition of a banjo by Cavanaugh is the obvious new twinge that sets these players apart however it is drummer, Dion in particular who stands out with his percussion and vocals, a really cool combo adding an extra dimension to this group. Going to have to dig in more to his stuff now. 

Setlist below the video, Enjoy:

● Tracklist:
1. New Bottle / Old Wine
2. Kings & Queens
3. Everybody Is Looking
4. Rise Above
5. Mad Man
6. Ode To A Working Man
7. Feel

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