With Rich in Hong Kong and no keyboardist to be had, it was gonna be a new type of Core-4, one with Andy on lead, no keys and Kev, Scott and I to pull up the core. ?In some respects it gave us a nice spacious feeling without having to put a mic in the piano. ?It kept the volume and the reverberations way down. ?Some songs it was a?hindrance?with a?definite?lack of of something, but at other time when we were grooving and playing well, it was a nice change of pace. ?One will never know?because?Rich is the one who records and posts the music of every week's jam. ?The song list below is probably pretty complete, but with out recordings there will be no links to MP3s as the memories of the jams fade quickly from our minds. ?Nevertheless, this is the song list, once again, probably complete but in the wrong order some what.
This we played with Andy as modified Core-4 ?then he left around 10:30.
I'll Take a Melody
Big Railroad Blues
Let It Bleed
That's What Love Will Make You Do
Looks Like Rain
This set we played as the Wee-3 and it felt pretty good to me for the most part even thought Kevin was fading fast and Scott wasn't too far behind. ?I was actually getting my stride around here pulling out a better than I could have expected Love in the Afternoon and Valerie. ?The Times the are a Changing threw Kevin over the edge because as I played the Weather Report Suite it was just Scott and I playing as the 2-Few while Kevin was salivating on the floor. ?We got through the Weather Report Suite and Let It Grow vocals and called it a night.
Love in the Afternoon
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Times They are a Changing
Weather Report Suite
Let It Grow ...x
In the end we played a nice chunkage of songs and many were good?renditions. ?I was playing my Black Epiphone Les Paul and Kevin changed his strings to flat wounds before the jam. ?Scott's stool is continuing to cause his butt pain, but that is nothing new. ?I introduced Kevin to dried cherries in the form of Trader Joes cherry granola cookies which he devoured. ?Since our one freaky?stall worth?friend, Scott Bayer is really Rich's friend thank G-d, we had no guests at all. ?A rarity in the last few years. ?Nevertheless, we did have a few chicks checking us out and digging us through the glass and we even got a thumbs up from one of them. ?As we approach the holiday season we will have to work especially hard to get jams in, so it's a mystery if we will be able to pull together one next week. ?Keep-a-posting!