Following The Rolling Stones’ Monday night gig at the nearby MetLife Stadium, the band’s touring keyboardist and longtime collaborator Chuck Leavell welcomed some familiar faces at his Gramercy Theatre gig on Wednesday, jamming “Honky Tonk Women” with classic Stones drummer Charlie Watts, longtime touring bassist Darryl Jones, current touring vocalist Sasha Allen and Karl Denson, who has played saxophone with the group since 2014. (RS collaborator Matt Clifford also joined in on cowbell.)
“We got tonight some of my Stones family with us,” Leavell said before welcoming Watts, Jones, Allen, Clifford and Denson.
Earlier in the show, Leavell nodded to his past with the Allman Brothers Band, opening with “Statesboro Blues” and later offering the classic “Southbound.” He also gave a musical shout-out to his Sea Level fusion project with Jaimoe and Lamar Williams by covering “King Ground” and “Living in a Dream” with his Big Band.
Watch the full show – originally streamed by The Relix Channel – below:
(“Honky Tonk Women” begins around the 41-minute mark.)