Revisiting RECONSTRUCTION, Jerry Garcia’s Short-Lived Bay Area Jazz-Funk Squad From 1979 [B.Getz on L4LM]

Among the more underrated projects in Jerry Garcia lore is Reconstruction, a Bay Area jazz-funk sextet formed by bassist John Kahn in early 1979. Historians often categorize Reconstruction as an iteration of the ever-fluid Jerry Garcia Band, rather than stand-alone ensemble. Anecdotal evidence points to the notion that Jerry was more of a sideman or special guest in this particular instance and capacity, relegating Reconstruction to outlier status in the annals of the Garciaverse.

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The Upful LIFE Podcast- Ep.035: CHRIS LITTLEFIELD (Trumpet – Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Klozd Sirkut)

Welcome CHRIS LITTLEFIELD (Trumpet- Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) to Episode 035 of The Upful LIFE Podcast ! In addition to being a brilliant musician and veteran funk/R&B trumpet player, Chris is a longtime friend going back over fifteen years. It was tremendously rewarding to get with him for a riveting 90-minute conversation that is at once informative and inspiring. Chris Littlefield takes us into the reality of his surroundings, unpacking a plethora of insight and ideas.

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D’ANGELO & THE SOULTRONICS – Aug 24, 2000. Taj Mahal- Atlantic City. [B.Getz / JamBase 20-for-20]

On August 24, 2000, three childhood friends and I pulled up to the Taj Mahal Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and stepped into the most spectacular concert I’ve had the privilege of experiencing in my 42 years on this rock, thanks to D’Angelo & The Soultronics on the Voodoo World Tour.

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BOBBY DEITCH BAND New Album ‘Work With Whatcha Got!’ [B.Getz on L4LM]

Packed with an abundance of uplifting soul, funky grooves, and another batch of vibrant tunes, Bobby Deitch Band is back with Work With Whatcha Got!, the group’s second full-length album. Brimming with Bobby Deitch’s trademark New York vibe, the record reveals a collection of tracks more colorful and evolved than its predecessor

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*The Upful LIFE Podcast* – Episode 024: WIL BLADES (Organist – Adam Deitch Quartet / Amendola vs Blades)

Episode 024 of *The Upful LIFE Podcast* welcomes Hammond B3 organ maestro WIL BLADES to the show for a lengthy conversation about his career, Bay Area music culture, saddling up to jazz and funk legends, the Adam Deitch Quartet, Amendola vs. Blades, and beyond.

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