NIGHTFOOD (WEIR, PASTORIUS, MELVIN) - SAN FRANCISCO 1986

February 14, 2014 – 4:59 am

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NIGHTFOOD
Including Bob Weir, Jaco Pastorius and Brian Melvin
San Francisco 1986 [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Stone, San Francisco, CA; September 21, 1986. Generally very good soundboard.

Thanks to rumrunners for sharing this at Lossless Legs… where the “fun” really began when Bob Weir joined in.

Sleeve notes:

The show I’m offering up is fairly rare. If you have a Weirbase, you’ll see only a few shows with this lineup in the early fall of ‘86 (whilst Jerry was recovering from his coma, and Weir I think was getting back into the swing after he broke his arm, though I think he had use of it by this show).

Anyway, this is pretty good quality - probably the best that is out there for this show/band, though it is derived from an analog source, and does have some limitations. (It is mostly soundboard, though a couple cuts seem to be audience. It fully fills up two discs, so it is mostly in chronological order, but a couple of songs might’ve been switched to fit it all on two discs with no cuts.)

It was put together and cleaned up by a major Jaco fan. Jaco had just been discharged from a psych hospital the week before and was just getting back into the swing of things as well. The group, Nightfood, is led by drummer Brian Melvin. They recorded an album, “Brian Melvin’s Nightfood,” that has both Jaco and Weir on it together for a few cuts. Jaco died about a year later. [Pastorius died on September 1, 1987; exactly one year later.]

Picture by Rob (Roberta) Cohn, posted at gdao.org - Thanks!

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Disc 1 (Set 1)
Track 101. Jazz Street (aka Blackout) 7:09 (12.0MB)
Slight problem with the volume 2:16 - 2:24

Track 102. Verbal Abuse 7:22 (12.4MB)
Track 103. Polly Wanna Rhythm 8:47 (14.7MB)
Track 104. Reach Up For The Sky 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 105. Five Long Years 10:55 (18.4MB)
(Jaco joins the band)
Track 106. Miles’ Mode 10:07 (17.0MB)
Track 107. CIA 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 108. Midnight Cruise 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 109. Too Many Drivers 6:32 (11.0MB)
Track 110. Turn On Your Lovelight 5:26 (9.1MB)
(Weir joins the band)
Track 111. Twist and Shout 4:33 (7.6MB)
Track 112. Willie and the Hand Jive 5:55 (9.9MB)
80 mins

Disc 2 (Set 2)
Track 201. This Time Forever/Shade of Grey 8:30 (14.3MB)
Track 202. Heaven Help the Fool 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 203. Festival 12:18 (20.7MB)
Track 204. Donna Lee 1:42 (2.9MB)
Track 205. Midnight Hour 4:25 (7.4MB)
Track 206. Born In Chicago 8:49 (14.8MB)
Track 207. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 208. CC Rider 8:23 (14.1MB)
Track 209. Misty 5:17 (8.9MB)
Track 210. Twilight Time 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 211. Bass solo 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 212. Purple Haze (instrumental) 5:49 (9.8MB)
Track 213. (Man Smart) Woman Smarter 6:46 (11.4MB)
80 mins

Lineup:
Brian Melvin - drums
Paul Mousavizadeh - guitar
Curtis Ohlsson - bass (until JP joins)
Little John Chrisley - harmonica, vocals (on blues tunes)
Jaco Pastorius - bass (from “Miles’ Mode” on)
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals (from “Twist & Shout” on)
Jon Davis - keyboards
Rick Smith - saxophone
Rosie Gaines - vocals

Those interested might want to track down the Night Food album from 1985 (not 1988’s Nightfood), where a reviewer wrote that “Pastorius’ important role on Night Food is one of discipline. His frequently restrained playing actually embellishes the compositions…”

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  1. 4 Responses to “NIGHTFOOD (WEIR, PASTORIUS, MELVIN) - SAN FRANCISCO 1986”

  2. what a curious pairing.Jaco the genius and Bob weir .must listen.

    By Sir Gruntsforth Andhow on Feb 14, 2014

  3. Thank you Big O Amigos, I appreciate the hard work you do, this brings back fond memories of being schooled by my friend TB on music beyond the Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson and other fine groups.

    By James on Feb 14, 2014

  4. Its a known fact that Jaco went through a rip in the space time continuum to die in 1967 after playing through 1986. Yep….couldn’t resist that one. Thanks for the music, BigO!!!

    By DanC on Feb 14, 2014

  5. good one, big-O!

    I-)

    By I-) on Mar 10, 2014

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