This was the show broadcast the day after found Umphrey's McGee drummer Mike Mirro had passed so NFTJU host Paul Abella built the playlist around some UM material.
First featuring Mirro, "Nothing Too Fancy" from Local Band Does O.K. and then featuring current drummer Kris Myers: the remarkable "In the Kitchen" sequence from Live at the Murat.
That led to jazzy/jammy stuff from Family Groove Company, Bonzo Terks, OM Trio, Spare Parts and Phish. Toss in some Jeff Beck, Greyboy Allstars and a tune by Paul's own band, the Paul Abella Trio (his debut at the Jazz Showcase the following Sunday), and you have a show.
And since Branford was in town that night, he also offered a couple of sides of Branford that they might not have heard before, in case they tuned in on their way home: note Buckshot LeFonque and the killer Estimated Prophet from 12/16/94.
Notes From The Jazz Underground runs Friday nights on WDCB 90.9 FM.
|Zola Rita||Bonzo Terks||Quartet|
|Wrath of the Solids||Family Groove Company||Live|
|Get Lucky||Soul Rebels||Power = Power|
|Cars Trucks Buses||Phish||Billy Breathes|
|The Blackwidow Blues||Buckshot LeFonque||Buckshot LeFonque|
|Estimated Prophet||Grateful Dead (w/Branford Marsalis)||December 16, 1994 (live)|
|Don't Let the World Pass You By||Spare Parts||Bright Minor|
|Blue Wind||Jeff Beck||with The Jan Hammer Group Live|
|Nothing Too Fancy||Umphrey's McGee||Local Band Does O.K.|
|In the Kitchen||Umphrey's McGee||Live at the Murat|
|Diminishing Blackness||Greyboy Allstars||Inland Emperor|
|Battery||Paul Abella Trio||A Change in Plans|
|Can A Good Thing Last Forever||Joshua Redman||Elastic|