The Allman Brothers Band March Madness run continued tonight at the United Palace where the band played their fourth of eight shows in Uptown Manhattan. Once again, the evening was
As torrential rain fell & hurricane strength winds howled outside, the Allman Brothers Band continued their annual March Madness run at the United Palace tonight in New York City. The
Now that the members of the Allman Brothers Band have gotten the opening night jitters out of the way, they settled into their new home at the United Palace for
It’s too bad longtime owner of the United Palace, Reverend Ike, wasn’t around to see the Allman Brothers Band take up residence in the building he saved from destruction in
For the first four shows of their 40th Anniversary Run at the Beacon Theatre, the Allman Brothers Band invited a number of special guests who came from the blues and rock worlds. Last night, the Allmans tipped their collective caps towards the elements of jazz that play a large role in their music by inviting jazz greats Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker and Lenny White to join them at various points during show number five.
[Moogis Screenshot capture of Oteil admiring Clarke by Gondicar]
Following along on the cripsy Moogis webcast feed, I saw the Brothers kicked things off with Little Martha once again before digging deep into their repertoire for hot versions of Rocking Horse and Gambler’s Roll. For the Dreams that ended the first set, the Allmans brought out trumpeter Randy Brecker and drummer Lenny White who’s best known for his work on Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and in the recently reunited Return to Forever.
The second set started with a beautiful Melissa that was the only song of the set that didn’t feature any guest spots. Pedal steel wiz Robert Randolph and jazz drummer Adam Nussbaum started the parade of special guests for rollocking versions of Turn On Your Lovelight and One Way Out before giving way to Brecker for a cover of Joe Zawinul’s In A Silent Way that led into another massive In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. Lenny White came out for the Liz Reed and was joined by his Return to Forever bandmate Stanley Clarke for a mindblowing bass/drum segment towards the end of the mammoth song.
READ ON for the setlist, stats and more from night five…
Looks like our six-string shaman won
Warren Haynes is Santa Claus, at least as far as I am concerned. Not only does he throw the best Christmas Party I have ever attended, but the eight hour-plus music event is for a great cause, Habitat for Humanity.
Having witnessed every spring Beacon stand since 1994 (countless guests, breakout tunes and mammoth jams included) I naively thought I had seen all the Allman Brothers Band could do inside the walls of this Manhattan landmark.