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Live in Iowa

by P.B.N.G.

The risk of creating a live recording can potentially be high, but when on the bandstand with several of the best in the game, that risk yields to a spontaneous energy and musicianship that simply can't be captured in any other way!
Genre: Jazz: Hard Bop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Opening Remarks
1:45 album only
2. The Party's on Frenchman Street (Live)
11:17 $0.99
3. Sinister Intent (Live)
11:32 $0.99
4. Angel Eyes (Live)
10:51 $0.99
5. Before One for CP (Remarks)
3:48 album only
6. One for CP (Live)
9:26 $0.99
7. Upper Manhattan Medical Group (Live)
9:24 $0.99
8. Stardust (Live)
7:20 $0.99
9. After Stardust (Remarks)
2:18 album only
10. Friday Night at the Cadillac Club (Live)
8:24 $0.99
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Album Notes
In April of 2012, saxophonist Damani Phillips, Hammond organist Pat Bianchi, trumpeter Greg Gisbert and legendary drummer Lewis Nash came together for the very first time to record an album under Phillips’s name titled “The Reckoning". We were beyond pleased to reunite in May of 2017 for 2 great shows in the state of Iowa - the first at The Mill in Iowa City and a second at Noce Jazz and Cabaret in Des Moines. The album before you is a live recording consisting of the best of those two nights. The prospect of a live album is not one that is taken lightly, as the benefits of in-studio recording are unavailable to the musicians in such an environment. No overdubbing solos, no correcting errors in ensemble playing, no pitch correction for those problem moments – essentially no safety net whatsoever to rely on. However, jazz is music that is meant to happen spontaneously in the moment, and is at its very best when existing in the spirit of reciprocal energy between audience and performer. So while the undertaking of a live recording has its share of risks, it also has the potential to reap rewards that can only be captured in live performance. We recorded this album with this hope in mind, and we’ve done our best to deliver a great album that captures that spirit well.

Hailing from NYC/Denver/Phoenix; Pat Bianchi (Organ), Greg Gisbert (trumpet) and Lewis Nash (drums) are each internationally recognized as leaders in jazz on their respective instruments. Together with saxophonist Damani Phillips (Pontiac, MI), the group creates music that exudes energy and soulfulness; striking an exciting balance between musical substance and accessibility. The album content consists of a balanced mixture of original compositions and existing tunes that are not commonly heard on stage or recordings. The result is a strong collection of work that possesses a little something for everyone to enjoy, and at the same time, gives us musicians the latitude to connect with the listener on a variety of levels. We hope that you agree with this assessment, and more importantly, WE HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY!



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