Dave Holland: San Francisco, CA, February 7-10, 2013
The subsequent soft and sonorous "Veil of Tears" opened with a somber bass solo followed by sweet and melodic saxophone from Chris Potter on tenor as Smith chimed in on mallets.
"Lucky Seven" from Critical Mass (Sunnyside, 2006) offers a rollicking tenor solo by Potter, who bobbed up and down as he soloed as Nelson played the marimba with two sets of green mallets. Eubanks offered a spirited trombone solo, while Smith soloed on the sticks, employing his characteristic heavy beat.
Following a standing ovation, the ensemble encored with "Easy Does It," a short tune about New Orleans. Another standing ovation failed to bring the band back, and the ecstatic audience exited reluctantly.