Jason Parker Quartet Tour – Day 2, McKinleyville CA

by Jason on May 24, 2010 · 1 comment

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The Jason Parker Quartet hit the road for a two-week tour in May 2010. We were equipped with audio, video and cameras to document the whole experience. You can find all posts about the tour here.

Pacific Ocean near McKinleyville, CA - photo by Josh Rawlings

Pacific Ocean near McKinleyville, CA - photo by Josh Rawlings

Day two of the JPQ tour found us driving from Eugene to McKinleyville, CA for our second show of the tour at Six Rivers Brewery. Our route took us from the lush hills of Oregon to the Northern California coast and our first glimpse of the Pacific Ocean.

Along the way we had a huge breakfast in Eugene, stopped to play some frisbee, got some words of wisdom from Evan, checked out the giant redwoods and grooved to some killer music. Here’s the day two video highlight reel:

The bar was too dark to get video, but I did get a audio recording of the show. The sound quality isn’t great, but here’s two performances that are pretty cool:

Bashert:

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Three Hours:

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Here’s what we listened to in the van on our second day out (with links to purchase should you desire):

1. Chick Corea – Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
2. Jackie Terrasson – Smile
3. Herbie Hancock – Thrust
4. San Francisco Jazz Collective – Live 2006
5. Joshua Redman – Moodswing
6. Dave Holland Sextet – Pass It On
7. Wynton Marsalis – Live At Blues Alley
8. Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Roy Hargrove – Directions In Music
9. Dwele – Some Kinda
10. Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
11. G. Love And Special Sauce – G. Love And Special Sauce
12. Curtis Mayfield – Curtis
13. Soul Kata – EP (soon to be released)
14. Grizzly Bear – Yellow House
15. Beck – Guero
16. Koop – Waltz for Koop
17. Life Cycle – City of Rust
18. Radiohead – In Rainbows
19. Oscar Peterson – Night Train
20. Prodigy – The Fat of The Land
21. Threat of Beauty Orchestra – Live at Ethnic Cultural Theatre
22. Thom Yorke – Eraser
23. Mos Def – Black On Both Sides
24. Battles – Mirrored
25. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
26. J Rawls – Liquid Crystal Project
27. James Brown – I Got You
28. Marc Smason – A Better World
29. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
30. Wayne Shorter – Footprints Live
31. Spekulation – The Bite
32. Terence Blanchard – Flow

That’s all for this installment. See you for the next go-round in Berkeley!

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Andrew Durkin May 25, 2010 at 7:00 am

Love how you’re posting the playlists — I always enjoy that aspect of touring in particular. Especially when the folks in the band turn me on to great stuff I didn’t already know about!

Congrats again on making this happen.

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