A few Fridays ago, I had the pleasure of seeing the Ghetto Love Sugar reunion. The band — a local experimental jazz jam outfit that enjoyed its heydey several years ago and played their last show in '03 — re-banded for a single show when drummer/percussionist Jon Priest returned to town for a weekend of performing. Priest (now a resident of Boone, N.C.) sat in in with pretty much every band he helped shape over the course of his many years that Friday night: Middle Rhythm Session, GLS, the funk-jazz foursome Infinite Groove Orchestra, and reggae masters [email protected].
That night, Priest told me he was going to play "until I can't play no more." And he did. The GLS set was, IMO, one of the most spirited parts of the night, though IGO pretty much KILLED it. (If you haven't seen IGO perform, sans Priest, they play Yeoman's Road Pub every first Friday of the month.) Anyway, I've been meaning to post some video from that night that a local music lover sent me, but just didn't get the chance until today. Here's two, parts one and four, the latter featuring GLS playing a smokin' cover of The Beatles' "Within You, Without You" from the May 8 show.