On February 6, 2010, Umphrey's McGee took the stage at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA for a now legendary performance in front of a rabid sold out crowd. The energy in the historic room was so contagious that it created a palpable band-audience synergy, propelling the music to incredible heights. Luckily, the band's HD video camera captured the show from the soundboard and now you can experience The Tabernacle, a short film directed by the band's lighting designer Jefferson Waful, who has worked in television, radio, and print media for more than 20 years.
The 3-part documentary takes fans behind-the-scenes, in the dressing room and on stage during the night. Also included are musical highlights, in-depth interviews with the band and crew, and humorous outtakes that truly capture the band's collective personality.
It was one of the most magical and most energetic rooms and crowds that I've ever been a part of," says bassist Ryan Stasik. I could feel and hear the crowd and when that happens, I can't really describe how that is, but it's the most amazing thing in the world."
Part One of The Tabernacle was released this afternoon.
My father was playing jazz and and free jazz during the '80s in Paris.
My first cassettes when I was a kid were a compilation of Duke Ellington's orchestra on side A and Count Basie's orchestra on Side B.
My first CD was a live performance of Thelonious Monk in Europe in 60's.
I saw Miles live in 1991 in Nyon Paleo Festival.