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Medeski Martin & Wood 05/29/94
Homage @ Little 5 Points, Atlanta, GA
Set I
Open Improv > Vergessene Improv* > Open Improv > Shack, We’re So Happy > Friday Afternoon In The Universe, Wiggly’s Way
Set II
Pakalolo, Syeeda’s Song Flute > Open Improv > Improv (w/”Mystery Gus” melody)+ > Open Improv^//
Set II incomplete

* this improvisation centres around a melody we find popping up later in MMW’s shows: On April 14/2000 they open an acoustic show with a loose working of this melody but it’s underdeveloped and never heard from again; the song first debuted in full on April 25/2007 as part of a short acoustic tour. A version of the song from that tour was later released on the 2012 live acoustic album Free Magic with the following title: Ballade In C Minor, ‘Vergessene Seelen’. The song was then subsequently played on the Fall ’12 and Spring ’13 acoustic tours in support of the album. ‘Vergessene Seelen’ translates to “Forgotten Souls”, so I labeled this improvisation ‘Vergessene Improv’ — the forgotten improv. From 3:50-6:45 of the track is kind of a lead-in to the ‘Vergessene’ melody which comes in strong at that point and is the main theme for the following 6min or so.

+ “Mystery Gus” melody first introduced just past the 9min mark and solidified @10:05 of this track, might be from a real song but the only other place I’ve identified the melody is during the band’s 4 instrumental performances of the Combustication tune ‘Whatever Happened to Gus’ in early 1999 (1/14, 1/16, 3/20 & 3/23) — see The Shack Project 1999 page for links to the shows

^ recording fades out/cuts at the end of this track leaving Set II incomplete
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flac16; Source: AKG 414's > DAT; Transfer: Tascam DA-20 MK II > Audiophile 2496 > Sound Forge 7 > CD Wave > Flac Level 8; Transfer by: Mike Vescovo; with thanks to Louie Rendek for the audio clean-up; date could be 5/24/94 instead
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