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Meshell Ndegeocello @ le Poisson Rouge

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Jason Moran @ le Poisson Rouge

This time – entitled Built by MeanRed-  was kind of intriguing because there was Jason Moran in the band. In the beginning there was a rather confusing 45minute wait with nice grooves from DJScribe (I Love Vinyl). Then Jason Moran’s solo piano warmup performance, which actually was quite unexpected for most of the crowd.. Some of it was actually really interesting modern jazz piano, but was difficult to get into it at that point. He also played along with the DJ a bit, which somehow also seemed a bit confusing at that particular time and place and the way things progressed seemed totally random. And anyway, everybody was expecting.. Meshell……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Meshell Ndegeocello @ le Poisson Rouge

Was great to see Meshell again, and hear her voice, which is just mesmerizing even when just talking, about anything. Jason Moran in the band didn’t get highlighted that much, which was a pity, because some of the things they did together were the most interesting part of the show, for me. But otherwise, I didn’t really dig the punk rock direction that they had with some of the newer tunes. The drummer had more like a rock/punk sound and I thought the groove wasn’t very soulful. Meshell played quite a lot of bass, which sounded really great.

It was great to see the fans – all races, gay and straight, from all walks of life, singing along to old hits like “Faithful” and  “Satisfy”.

Written by Ines

August 10, 2010 at 1:14 am

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  1. The name of the song is “Satisfy.”

    Matthew

    August 10, 2010 at 7:58 am

    • Thanks, I corrected it now…

      Ines

      August 10, 2010 at 10:32 am


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