Eric Krasno wrapped up a four-night, eight-show trio run at New York’s Blue Note jazz club on Sunday evening and closed out the stint with an impressive parade of special guests.
Krasno and his E3 trio—which features keyboardist Eric Finland and drummer Eric Kalb—opened their final set of the residency with his own “76” followed by two cuts from his 2016 solo LP, Blood From a Stone, “Torture” and “Jezebel.” The guest spots started with vocalist Leslie Mendelson, who emerged to help out on “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” and “Please Ya.”
Next up were jazz guitarist Mark Whitfield and Tedeschi Trucks Band trumpeter Ephraim Owens, who guested on “All About My Girl.” Cory Wong also lent his guitar chops to the evening, joining E3 for a version of Miles Davis’ “Jan Jan.” Finally, Krasno welcomed Derek Trucks to the stage for a pair of tunes to close out the set, starting with another Blood From a Stone cut, “Curse Lifter,” which also features Trucks on the studio version, and rounding out with Krasno’s staple cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression.” (Trucks’ Tedeschi Trucks Band co-leader, Susan Tedeschi, was also in attendance last night.)
Check out the setlist below. Krasno and his E3 Trio will now head to Texas for a pair of shows this weekend, at Dallas’ Deep Ellum Art Company Oct. 4 and at Austin’s Empire Control Room & Garage Oct. 5. See Krasno’s full tour schedule here.
Eric Krasno Trio
Blue Note – New York, NY
76, Torture, Jezebel, Big Brother, That’s What Love Will Make You Do*, Please Ya*, All About My Girl^, Jan Jan+, Curse Lifter#, Manic Depression#
Notes: * w/ Leslie Mendelson
^ w/ Mark Whitfield and Ephraim Owens
+ w/ Cory Wong
# w/ Derek Trucks