DGM Live

Count Basie Theatre

“Thank you very much. Good evening, Noo Joisey,” quips Adrian Belew after the band has romped through their opening salvos at the theatre named after Count Basie. It was the redoubtable and famously laconic pianist who said “Play like you play. Play like you think, and then you got it, if you’re going to get it. And whatever you get, that’s you, so that’s your story.” Words of wisdom applicable to each of the members of the band tonight, although sometimes during Red the individual stories happening within the piece occasionally threatened to derail the piece. Greater room for less dangerous self-expression is found in between the titanic bookends of THRAK where players assail the audience with a series of almost ritualistic exchanges. It brings to mind another line of advice from Count Basie who reckoned, “If you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!”
TRACK
TIME
01
Coda Marine 475 (Incomplete)
01:55
02
Frame By Frame
05:32
03
Dinosaur
07:08
04
One Time
05:50
05
Red
06:15
06
BBoom
06:25
07
THRAK
06:30
08
Matte Kudasai
03:43
09
Sex,Sleep,Eat,Drink,Dream
05:04
10
People
06:13
11
VROOOM VROOOM
04:55
12
Improv 2 Sticks
01:58
13
Elephant Talk
04:24
14
Indiscipline
09:17
15
Prism
02:19
16
The Talking Drum
02:49
17
Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part Two
08:21
18
VROOOM
03:56
19
Coda Marine 475
02:58
20
Walking On Air
06:18
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