Donny McCaslin Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013 Donny McCaslin is an imposingly tall fellow and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet — and who wields a sax like few others. The audience didn't know what hit 'em in this live morning performance.

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Should you ever meet Donny McCaslin, you'll encounter an imposingly tall fellow who's one of the nicest guys you'll shake hands with — and who wields a sax like few others. His band has gone electro-funk with fuzz-dub bass, analog synths and hard grooves. One of his newer tunes is called "Stadium Jazz," which is a little tongue-in-cheek and with a little bit of the grand vision implied. They played a side stage in the morning. The audience didn't know what hit 'em.

Personnel

  • Donny McCaslin, tenor saxophone
  • Jason Lindner, keyboards
  • Tim Lefebvre, electric bass
  • Nate Wood, drums

Set List

  • "Perpetual Motion" (McCaslin)
  • "Stadium Jazz" (McCaslin)
  • "Losing Track of Daytime" (McCaslin)
  • "Henry" (McCaslin)
  • "Tension" (McCaslin)
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