Listening Room columnist
When folk rock gods Jethro Tull took the Jones Beach stage Friday it was clear that musicianship would reign supreme that night. After a less-then-adequate opening set by Procal Harum (of ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ fame) Tull took the stage with vengeance playing a series of fan favorites, with a bit more jamming.
In fact, I would go as far as say that they had divulged into a kind of jam band, an old and extremely classy jam band.
(photo courtesy of j-tull.com)
The main set closer was a 20 minute version of their already 10 minute long 1987 classic “Budapest.” This entailed a five minute bass solo, which on its own would not be that bad. In fact it was quite the solo by David Goodier, however the sound design was sub par. This made it five minutes of earthquake inducingly loud note after which, the microphone of lead singer Ian Anderson was inaudible.
Thankfully all this was cleared up before the bombastic encore of major crowd pleasers (and plenty of gigantic balloons.)
1. Nothing Is Easy
2. Beggar’s Farm
3. A New Day Yesterday
4. King Henry’s Madrigal
6. Songs From The Wood
8. Hare In The Wine Cup
9. A Change Of Horses
10. My God
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