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Published: 2013/10/18

Bill Evans Joins Umphrey’s McGee in Bridgeport

Saxophonist Bill Evans joined Umphrey’s McGee during the second set of their show at The Klein in Bridgeport, CT. Evans joined the band for “Ocean Billy” towards the end of the second set. Evans and Umphrey’s guitarist Jake Cinninger have a familiar recent history, with the two collaborating in Chicago recently for Evans’ Soulgrass Band. During that show, Evans’ Soulgrass group covered the Umphrey’s tune “Glory.” The sax virtuoso also sat in with Umphrey’s McGee during their show at NYC’s Beacon Theatre for the UM original “Example 1.”

The rest of the show featured some other rarities from the band, including Waylon Jennings’ “Luckenbach, Texas,” which hasn’t been played since 2009. “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama made its debut out of “Domino Theory.” The rarely played “All Things Ninja” also made an appearance, as well as the classic “All in Time” which featured a “Jimmy Stewart” with vocals. Umphrey’s tour continues tonight in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Here’s a look at the setlist from last night as it appears in our Box Scores section

Thursday, October 17, The Klein, Bridgeport, CT

Set I: Jekyll & Hyde > Walletsworth, Domino Theory > Cruel Summer* > Domino Theory, The Fussy Dutchman, Syncopated Strangers^, Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love), Day Nurse > Wellwishers, All Things Ninja

Set II: All In Time^^ > The Triple Wide > The Bottom Half, Women Wine and Song > Room to Breathe, Ocean Billy%, Cherub Rock > All In Time

E: Fool In The Rain%%

Notes: *debut, Bananarama
^with Breezin’ (George Benson) jam
^^“Jimmy Stewart” with vocals
%with Bill Evans on saxophone
%%with Ten Years Gone (Led Zeppelin) intro

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