Bill Evans and Umphrey’s McGee Cover Funkadelic at Summer Camp
Umphrey’s McGee took to the stage for their first two-set performance at this year’s Summer Camp Music Festival. During the second set, the band invited saxophonist Bill Evans out for a performance of Funkadelic’s “Hit It & Quit It” from the group’s iconic 1971 effort Maggot Brain.
The two parties recently collaborated in May at the band’s annual UMBowl event in Port Chester, NY for several segments including the closing “Much Obliged” and “Glory.” UM actually debuted the Funkadelic cover on New Year’s Eve during their show at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium and were joined by Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret horns.
Additional highlights from the band’s performance include the opening “Similar Skin,” played for the second time. Umphrey’s also dug into extended improvisational sections in “#5,” “Believe the Lie,” “Syncopated Strangers” and more. The Police’s “Driven to Tears” and “The Floor” closed the show out.
Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:
Summer Camp Three Sisters Park Chilicothe, IL
Set I: Similar Skin, 40’s Theme, #5, Believe the Lie, 1348 > Syncopated Strangers, Blue Echo > Rocker II
Set II: Hurt Bird Bath, Higgins, Hit It & Quit*, Out of Order, Wappy Sprayberry>1348, In the Kitchen
Enc: Driven to Tears> The Floor
Notes: *with Bill Evans