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Published: 2012/11/14

Stanley Jordan Sits in with Phil Lesh & Friends Once Again

Photo by Dino Perrucci

Phil Lesh & Friends closed their three-night run at New York’s Roseland Ballroom last night. Before the shows, Lesh promised both an extra third set and a “special friend” each night of the run. The bassist’s special friend turned out to be jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan, whose recent sit in spree included appearances with Umphrey’s McGee and Dave Matthews Band, as well as a few appearances at Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads space. Jordan joined Lesh for his third set on Sunday night and his entire show on Monday.

Jordan took the stage with Phil & Friends at the top of last night’s show and remained onstage for the rest of the night. Despite his promise of a third set, on both Monday and Tuesday nights the band ended up delivering a slightly-longer two-set show. The rest of the bassist’s ensemble included singer/guitarist Jackie Greene, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik, Black Crowes/Chris Robinson Brotherhood keyboardist Adam MacDougall and drummer Joe Russo. Of particular note, during last night’s performance the ensemble segued from “Eyes of the World” into “Somewhere over the Rainbow” during their second set.

Russo, who grew up in New Jersey and lives in Brooklyn, NY, also made some New York-area appearances while in town. Before Lesh’s show at Montclair, NJ’s School of Rock, the drummer performed with the House Band at the School of Rock Montclair.

Phil & Friends will perform at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theater tomorrow.

*Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via*

Tuesday, November 13, Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY

Set I: Touch Of Grey, Reuben and Cerise, Ramble on Rose, They Love Each Other, Must Have Been The Roses, Here Comes The Sun, Good Lovin’

Set II: Scarlet Begonias> Fire on the Mountain, Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World > Somewhere over the Rainbow, Playing in the Band > Comes a Time > Let it Grow > Playing in the Band

E: Not Fade Away

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