Last night, Joe Russo led an all-star band of musicians at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre in honoring the early Jerry Garcia/Howard Wales collaborative album Hooteroll?, and the drummer augmented the night’s setlist with a few selections outside the record’s tracks, including a brand new Russo original.
Russo, joined by Erik Deutsch, Jonathan Goldberger, Kevin Kendrick, Dave Harrington, Stuart Bogie and Jordan McLean, ran through all of Hooteroll?‘s tunes, but not in the order of the original album or any of the rereleases. The night opened up with “Morning in Marin” and concluded with an encore performance of “South Side Strut.” Non-album tracks included Miles Davis’ “What I Say,” Keith Jarrett’s “Spiral Dance,” Gary Burton’s “Unfinished Sympathy” and Carla Bley’s “Vox Humana.” The second set also featured a foray into the Allman Brothers’ classic “Whipping Post.”
Russo’s debut of “Song For Buddy” opened up the second set. The tune is set to be included on Russo’s solo album that the drummer has been working on with collaborators Sam Cohen and Josh Kaufman. See the full setlist and watch a video of the performance below.
Joe Russo & Friends
Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Set I: Morning In Marin, Vox Humana, Uncle Martin’s, Da Birg Song, Unfinished Sympathy, DC – 502
Set II: Song For Buddy*, Up From The Desert, Spiral Dance, One A.M. Approach, A Trip To What Next, What I Say
Enc: South Side Strut