It took me a couple of weeks, but I finally went through the recordings of the Allandale Dinner with The Dead performance at the end of October and have them uploaded to the server for anyone to listen to. My schedule’s been kind of busy this past week with lots of needs from my clients and several other personal adventures in music. I always like to think I can get to these sooner, but processing all of this digital data is time-consuming.

This year, I decided to take my Archos Mp3 Recorder with me to Allandale along with a small mixing board, a mike on a short stand on the floor and a mike attached to a boom stand arched over the strings with an open lid. You can hear the crowd in the background and unfortunately, Saturday’s mike may have been too close to my foot which you can hearing taping out the tunes.

Nevertheless, here is the work, warts and all. There’s a mild hiss that gets kind of annoying to the recording perectionist in me, but I’m glad I captured these songs because they are some of my favorites and I continue to work with the improvisations around the songs in my solo gigs. Listening I can always find room for improvement and some uncomfortable habits, but what’s down is in the past. Enjoy!

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Friday October 27th, 2006 Performance
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Dead Man Blues- Jelly Roll Morton
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – Charles Mingus
Ain’t No Sunshine/Nirvana – Bill Withers/Nirvana
Equinox – John Coltrane
Take Five – Dave Brubeck
Speak No Evil – Wayne Shorter
Roxanne – The Police
Blue Monk – Theloniuos Monk

Saturday, October 28th, 2006 Performance
Misty – Earl Garner
Como Siento Yo – Ruben Gonazalez
Sibone – Ruben Gonzalez
Round Midnight – Theloniuos Monk
Roxanne – The Police
Scrapple from the Apple – Charlie Parker
Take Five – Dave Brubeck
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – Charles Mingus