Bill Evans Night: Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre

Saxophonist Bill Evans has become a regular at the Allman Brothers Band’s March Madness runs since first appearing at the group’s lone United Palace residency in 2010. The one-time Miles Davis band member has returned to sit in with the Brothers at a show a piece during the 2011 and 2012 Beacon runs and made his 2013 March Madness debut last night.

[Photo By Dino Perrucci]

Evans first emerged towards the end of last night’s first set, when he sat in on one of the two new originals the Allman Brothers Band has debuted so far – Warren Haynes’ Dusk Till Dawn. The opening stanza also featured ABB classics Midnight Rider, End of the Line and Jessica. The saxophonist returned at the end of the second set for In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. He stuck around for a Southbound encore that also saw contributions from drummer Butch Trucks’ son Vaylor on guitar and guest bass player John Ray. ABB bassist Oteil Burbridge showed his versatility by subbing for Jaimoe on drums during Southbound.

Set One: Done Somebody Wrong, Midnight Rider, End Of The Line, Worried Down With The Blues, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, Dusk Till Dawn (w/ Bill Evans on sax), Jessica

Set Two: Statesboro Blues (w/ David Stoltz on bass), You Don’t Love Me, Rocking Horse, Stand Back, Black Hearted Woman, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (w/ Bill Evans on sax)

Encore: Southbound (w/ Bill Evans on sax, Vaylor Trucks on guitar, Oteil on Jaimoe’s kit and John Ray on bass)

[Setlist (unconfirmed) via Allman Brothers Family of Bands]

The Allman Brothers Band return to the Beacon Theatre on Tuesday night.

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