I’m finally getting around to posting this excellent recording I made nearly a month ago of the Mitch Marcus Quintet’s first set at this year’s Fillmore Street Jazz Festival on June 30, 2007. The band was celebrating the recent release of their new album The Special, and they played a ripping set no doubt. I totally regret not catching the second half, but there was so much going on at the festival, I couldn’t help but move along.
This performance had the usual lineup, with Mitch and Sylvain Carton on the saxes, Mike Abraham on guitar, George Ban-Weiss on double bass, and Jeff Marrs on drums. The quintet also brought in special guest John Gove who blasted out some amazing trombone solos. So don’t hesitate to take a listen because this tape came out spectacular, and how about those reflection photographs off the bell of John’s trombone and of George off the inside lid of the piano!
Download: Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4, Track 5
2. Talk About The Fifty
3. Coffee and Cones
4. Pork Chops
5. Piece of Cake