Grateful Dead – New York, NY (09/10/91)

Grateful Dead – September 10, 1991
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY

Download FLAC: Amazon Drive

Recording Info:
SBD > DAT (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
DAT (Sony PCM-R500) > Sound Devices 744T > Samplitude Pro X3 Suite > FLAC/16
(3 Discs Audio / 1 DVD FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering by Charlie Miller
August 4, 2018

— With Branford Marsalis
— Recorded by Don Pearson and Dan Healy

Set 1:
01 – Shakedown Street >
02 – C.C. Rider >
03 – It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
04 – Black Throated Wind
05 – High Time
06 – Cassidy
07 – Deal

Set 2:
08 – Tuning
09 – Help On The Way >
10 – Slipknot! >
11 – Franklin’s Tower
12 – Estimated Prophet >
13 – Dark Star >
14 – Drums >
15 – Space >
16 – Dark Star >
17 – I Need A Miracle >
18 – Standing On The Moon >
19 – Turn On Your Lovelight

20 – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Grateful Dead – Los Angeles, CA (12/10/93)

Grateful Dead
Los Angeles Sports Arena
Los Angeles, CA

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I have three sources for this show, you can read the text files here.

Disc 1:
Hell in a Bucket
Little Red Rooster
So Many Roads
Tom Thumb\’s Blues

Disc 2:
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire on the Mountain
Terrapin Station ->
Drums ->

Disc 3
Space ->
I Need a Miracle ->
Standing on the Moon
Not Fade Away
Brokedown Palace

  • Branford Marsalis joins for whole show (doesn\’t play on Corina)

Phil Lesh & Friends – San Francisco, CA (04/20/98)

Phil & Friends
Warfield Theater
San Francisco, CA

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CSHEB (dpa4061) > Zefiro Inbox > Sony D100 > 44k dats from 5th row at right balcony at level of right hanging speakers

Transfer 11/7/11: 44k dat>midiman delta dio 2496> cooledit2000> wav> flac; cooledit2000 used to raise levels 20% and cut tracks

Flaws: missing first few seconds of 2nd set as they surprised most by starting before the curtain was raised; pause/cut near end of d3t3 in the crowd noise awaiting the encore

Notes: The dats were treed shortly after the show on datheads. In comparison to shnid=8980, this has a fuller warmer sound and that is brighter. (You may need to have a good stereo and play it loud to notice). This has an extra 10 seconds of the beginning of China Cat than that has.

Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby, Stan Franks, John Molo, Branford Marsalis

CD1 (1st set)
1 New Minglewood Blues
2 Friend of the Devil (Phil vox, Bob on acoustic)
3 Wang Dang Doodle
4 High Time (Phil)
5 West L.A. Fadeaway >
6 Bird Song
7 Box of Rain
8 Imagine (Phil vox, Bob acoustic)

CD2 (2cd Set)
1 China Cat Sunflower->
2 I Know You Rider
3 When I Paint My Masterpiece (Bob acoustic, did gondola/Coca-Cola bridge)
4 Revolution (Phil vox)
5 Hell in a Bucket->
6 The Other One->
7 U.S. Blues

1 Cassidy
2 Morning Dew (Phil vocals)->
3 Touch of Grey
4 (Encore) Like a Rolling Stone

Grateful Dead & Branford Marsalis – Oakland (12/31/90)

Branford Marsalis
Bruce Hornsby
Grateful Dead
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, CA

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Brandford Marsalis Opener

1. Bill Graham Intro
2. Unknown Song
3. Kevin’s Country
4. White Wheeled Limousine

Track 3 with Bruce Hornsby, Track 4 w/ Hornsby and Rob Wasserman. 2nd Opening act for the Dead that evening (1st was Rebirth Brass Band)

Grateful Dead

Set 1:
d1t01 – Radio Intro/Tuning
d1t02 – Hell in a Bucket
d1t03 – Jack-a-Roe
d1t04 – Wang Dang Doodle
d1t05 – Row Jimmy
d1t06 – Mexicali Blues >
d1t07 – Big River
d1t08 – Bird Song *
d1t09 – Promised Land *
d1t10 – 1st set Recap
d1t11 – John Barlow on Brent Mydland’s death
d1t12 – Ken Nordine’s Flibberdy Jib
Set 2:
d2t01 – Countdown to Midnight >
d2t02 – Not Fade Away > *
d2t03 – Eyes of the World > *
d2t04 – Dark Star > *
d2t05 – Drums > **
d3t01 – Space > *
d3t02 – The Other One > *
d3t03 – Wharf Rat > *
d3t04 – Not Fade Away (reprise) *
d3t05 – The Weight *
d3t06 – 2nd Set Recap
d3t07 – Johnny B. Goode *
d3t08 – Radio Credits

* With Branford Marsalis on Tenor & Soprano Sax
** With Hamza El Din on Percussion

This is a tagged version of shnid: 90102

Pre-FM > DAT > CD > EAC > CD > EAC > FLAC

Both EAC steps were done twice with correct setting to ensure accurate rips. Final EAC and FLAC conversion done by Bob Abrams, 2/21/08.

– Thanks to David Gans and David Bucholtz for providing the audio CDs.
– A **GEMS Production** February 2008
– Originally Seeded at Lossless Legs

Harry Connick Jr and Branford Marsalis: A Duo Occasion (2005)

harry and branford a duo occasion dvd art

In support of their new album Occasion: Connick on Piano, Vol. 2 Harry Connick, Jr., and Branford Marsalis played a gig at the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Marsalis Music, in conjunction with Rounder Records, has just released a pristine DVD release of that concert.

Both musicians fall under what I’ll call the popular jazz genre. Connick is an accomplished jazz pianist. He grew up in New Orleans studying under such greats as James Booker and Ellis Marsalis. By age 18 he had moved to New York and headed his own jazz trio for Columbia Records. Yet unlike many jazz musicians, he isn’t afraid to delve into sheer pop territory like his Christmas records or the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack.

Branford Marsalis comes from a long line of jazz musicians. The Marsalis name is synonymous with great musical skill. Branford has lived up to his family name and is a well-accomplished, Grammy award-winning musician. Yet he too has not shied away from the popular spectrum. For several years he was the bandleader for The Tonight Show and he has performed with such popular rock bands as the Grateful Dead.

For this performance, the duo mostly leaves the popular music behind, sticking to a more strictly jazz format. However, Connick starts things off with his interpretation of the pop standard, “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” A rather stilted, tonal version, I’m afraid.

I honestly expected to be a little disappointed with this performance. As a general rule, I don’t really care for duos or even trios. I like my music robust and full of interplay. I want to hear a multitude of instruments playing together to form a cohesive sound. Before I had even put this DVD into play I was already writing a review in my head stating that it needed some bass, more keyboards, and perhaps a cello or two.

After about the second song I had to rewrite my internal review for the two performers were filling out the music just fine on their own. The interplay was smooth, interesting, and fun. Nowhere did I miss the sounds of other instruments, just the saxophone and piano were ample enough.

Harry Connick, Jr is the leader here. Not only are the majority of songs his compositions but he is the only one miked for between-song banter. He is a natural talker and showman whereas Marsalis tends to hide behind his instrument, letting his saxophone do the talking for him.

The music here is excellent. Both musicians are obviously having a great time performing together and have a long history of collaboration. They skillfully weave their instruments together, never trying to outdo or show each other up. Musically, it is easy enough to be background music for a dinner party and yet complicated enough to stand up to repeat listens with the lights turned off and the headsets on.

The concert was shot by award-winning director Pierre Lamoureux in a high-definition video. It looks and sounds spectacular. The editing is smooth and exciting. Or as exciting as a jazz concert DVD can be.

Duo Occasion is a remarkable performance for fans of Harry Connick Jr., Branford Marsalis, jazz, and popular music alike.