MICKEY HART and PLANET DRUM
Arcata 2006 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Van Duzer Theatre, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA; September 24, 2006. Good to very good audience recording.
From da Global Rhythm Magazine News:
The Planet Drum 2006 Tour reunites Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo for a September series of West Coast shows in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the ground-breaking album of the same name. Planet Drum was released in 1991 on the Rykodisc label and went on to earn the first-ever Grammy in the World Music category. The tour is the groups first in almost a decade. It also marks the resumption of an artistic relationship - between Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain - that goes back to the late 1960s.
For Hart, this reunion is an opportunity to take Planet Drum into new places. “This is a deep drumming groove. We’re taking the archaic rhythm worlds into outer space. Planet Drum explores rhythm and noise… it’s a sound yoga of processed acoustic percussion headed straight for the trance zone that becomes a dance of ancient and modern worlds. Deep drumming is a skeleton key into these realms.”
Thanks to Carl Shoemaker who taped the show and to the person who shared the tracks in 2006.
Source: Neumann u89 > Lunatec V3 > MT 2496 (@16/44.1)
Transfer: MT2496 > USB > SF 4.5 (fades/level boost) > CD wav edit (tracking) > flac
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Track 01. Pony (35.5MB)
Track 02. Message From Zena (18.5MB)
Track 03. Tall Grass (11.1MB)
Track 04. Heart Space (12.1MB)
Track 05. I Can Tell You More (15.7MB)
Track 06. Gio 1-2-5 (21.3MB)
Track 07. Temple Caves (19.0MB)
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