3. "this was a great listen" In response to Reply # 1
A few newer songs but a nice mix of older tunes as well. Band is on point and James mostly sounds strong and inspired here.
Surprisingly, nothing from "While You Were Sleeping" which, though it had a few duds, was the last album from him that really resonated with me.
I'm not sure we needed two versions of Blackmagic or Park Bench People but I'm not even complaining. One of the versions of the latter has him reciting two different Dead Prez verses to surprisingly good effect!
I will go on record to say that I absolutely loathe "I Found a Love" which is featured here and was on his most recent studio album. It's too sugary and schmaltzy in all the wrong ways. (And I have a very high tolerance for sugary and schmaltzy when done right.)
But yeah, this is will get some spin for a while and if a physical is released I'd probably grab it.
4. "RE: this was a great listen" In response to Reply # 3
there are physical copies! i have the 2cd set, but i know there's wax, too.
I can just imagine some of his overseas audiences if/when he launches into the dead prez verses (hell or the jazz clubs here in the states)
I love PBP, tho, and have so many live versions over the years, so i'm not mad at two more quality versions...
I'm always happy for someone to find their mate, but i just don't hear what he hears from Taali, tho I guess i'm not hearing her thru that same lens he does... To each their own.
I keep holding out for official releases of the various "tribute" shows he's done over the years (the Billie live set MURDERS that studio set, the Coltrane set is epic, and wasn't there a Nina set, or am I imagining that one?)