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Peter White Christmas 2008 recap December 14, 2008

Posted by Mike C. in Jazz, Music, Personal.
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Friday night at 9:30, I attended the later of two Peter White Christmas concerts at IMAC in Huntington.  It was the fourth year in a row that I attended the concert.  I was seated in the first row of the center left section, a few seats to the right of where I sat for Guitars & Saxes in October.

For this recap, we’ll introduce the players as we progress through the set list and accompanying pictures.  Here we go:

1. The Little Drummer Boy

Rick Braun was on the trumpet, flugelhorn, and percussion.
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Peter White (right) handled the guitars.
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Mindi Abair (third from left) played alto and soprano saxophones.
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2. The Christmas Song/Greensleeves

In between Christmas Song verses: “Merry Christmas, everybody!”
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Peter addresses Mindi between songs.
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3. I Can’t Wait For Christmas
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Nate Phillips (bass) and Peter provide background vocals for the a capella portion…
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…as did Rayford Griffin (drums; above Mindi) and Rick (not pictured).
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The only vocalless player in the band was Ron Reinhardt (keyboards).

 

4. Notorious
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5. Winter Wonderland (with audience participation)
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6. White Christmas (with audience participation)

 

7. Blue Christmas

Peter donned an Elvis Presley wig and sang in the late rocker’s style.
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Another picture of Peter addressing the audience between songs:
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8. Jingle Jangle Blues (audience participation for Jingle Bells chorus lyrics)

This song featured a keyboard solo from Ron Reinhardt…
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…and a drum solo from Rayford Griffin.
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9. Silent Night
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Rayford had a moving vocal solo.
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10. Lucy’s (with audience participation)

 

11. Cadillac Slim

Rick and Mindi came into the audience to perform.
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Most of the performance was right next to my section!
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They returned to the stage for Nate Phillips’ bass solo…
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…and to finish the song.
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12. Bueno Funk

The James Bond glasses…
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13. Grazin’ in the Grass
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14. Santa Claus is Coming to Town/Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

“I know if you’ve been bad or good…”
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Lt. Col. Braun:
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Then, the band briefly walked off the stage…
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…and returned for the encore.
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Encore: Happy Chrismtas/O Holy Night
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And that was it.
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During the meet-and-greet, I finally met Rayford…
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…and caught up with Peter and Mindi.
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I’m sorry I missed you, Rick.  Next time.

With that, another recap is complete.  Next week, I’ll have a recap of the Charlie Brown Christmas concert featuring David Benoit.

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