Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues
w/special guest Taj Mahal

Rose Theater @ Columbus Circle
New York, NY

Saturday, April 9th, 2011 - 8pm

Lineage:CA14 > CA-9100 > Zoom H4n (WAV 44.1kHz/16bit) > ScanDisc > 
USB > CDWAV (split tracks) > Audacity (fades) > FLAC frontend

Track List:
(total time - 107 mins)

Taj Mahal Solo

01) //Hula Blues? (03:14)
02) Stagger Lee (04:17)
03) Spooky Blues (05:18)
04) Blues With a Feeling (04:44)

Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues

01) {band intros - wynton speaks} - (02:22)
02) Ice Cream - (08:10)
03) Forty-Four - (07:44)
04) Joe Turner's Blues - (08:13)
05) The Last Time - (04:50)
06) Careless Love - (08:03)
07) Kidman Blues - (04:17)
08) {eric's song intro} - (01:27)
09) Layla - (09:42)
10) {wynton raps} - (04:21)
11) Joliet Bound - (05:29)
12) Just a Closer Walk With Thee - (12:39)
13) {encore break} - (02:16)
14) Corrine, Corrina - (10:22)

Eric Clapton - guitar/vocals
Wynton Marsalis - trumpet
Marcus Printup - trumpet
Chris Crenshaw - trombone
Victor Goins - clarinet
Dan Nimmer - piano
Carlos Henriquez - bass
Ali Jackson - drums
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Don Vappie - banjo

w/Taj Mahal - vox on tracks 12 & 14, banjo on track 14

Recording Notes:
- This was the most difficult stealth pull Iíve ever done, with ushers and staff on 
high alert for any cell phones, cameras, recording equipment, etc...Iím 
surprised you can't hear my heart beating out of my chest throughout the 
show. The mix is a little low, overall...but given the circumstances, it's the 
best I could do. 
- I did boost the levels for the occasional on-stage banter between songs.
- Yes...there was a clapper to the right of me...not much I could do about 
that...sorry. Also, there is a mic shuffle to start Track 5...apologies for that as 
well.

Performance Notes:
- The show was stellar, hands-down...but I couldn't shake the feeling that 
many Clapton fans that were expecting an evening of hard-nosed blues walked 
away unhappy and unfulfilled. Quite simply, if you couldn't appreciate the 
music created on-stage this evening, perhaps a new hobby might be in order. 
There were so many colors on the palette used to paint the evening's picture, 
it's hard to keep track of them all...everything from jazz to blues, from ragtime 
to rock...but I digress...and categories be dammed - this was an night of 
fantastic MUSIC. 
- Say what you will about Wynton, the musician...but as Jazz at Lincoln 
Center's Artistic Director, he's been nothing short of amazing, improving the 
long-standing series with each new year. I consider myself lucky to have such a wonderful, on-going jazz program in NYC and I would encourage everybody 
to become a patron of JALC if and when they can.
- Also...there will eventually be an official DVD release culled from the 
performances of this and the previous night at Rose Hall. When it comes out - 
BUY IT!