Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

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Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (JakeK) » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:22 pm

Well, what a day yesterday! I saw Tom Petty for the first time yesterday, and it was GREAT!!! Although the people were wasted and toasted, I still went for the music. The band is incredibly talented, I can give them that, and they don't do any fluff and stuff, they just play music and get to the point of why you're at the concert.

Here was the set list:
Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle with Care
Lover's Touch
I'm A Man
Something Big
Have Love, Will Travel
Free Fallin'
Spike
Travelin' Light
Time to Move On
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Good Enough
Refugee
Runnin' Down A Dream

Encore:
Mary Jane's Last Dance
American Girl

The best song was JJ Cale's "Travelin' Light", with Tom and Mike both on 60s Strats, and both channeling Clapton, and taking the song to new heights, and using the full tonal range of their Strats. There were a few Rics there, Tom's 1964 and 2012 custom 1993 models, his new 2012 custom 1998 WB, the '86 1997 (which I can now confirm is my own '86 1997's twin sibling), Mike's '65 360/12, '89 350 MC, our own Al Sciarrillo's former 370 OS and Scott Thurston's '67 330/12. There was also Mike's R9 that he got direct from Gibson to use touring where his original '59 Les Paul was needed, a 59 rosewood neck Tele, Tom on a '64 and historic '59 ES-335 models and three of the five recently stolen/recovered guitars. I've always loved Mike Campbell's guitar work, but last night, he really impressed me. There's the aforementioned Clapton channeling, he also channeled George Harrison when he played slide and Jimmy Page on the Mojo songs, yet making it is own familiar and unique style. He got the 370 OS fuzzy and dirty for "Mary Jane", and of course, used the 350 MC for the Damn the Torpedoes songs, with that hot HB-1 cranking it out. I took a lot of pictures, but I'll upload the best ones.
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (JakeK) » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:24 pm

Some mo'
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Tom using my '86 1997's twin sibling!
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Lonesome Scott Thurston on harmonica
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The only decent shot I could get of Benmont. When the opportunity rose to get a picture of him "facing" the camera, a taller-than-me person would stand in the way!
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (JakeK) » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:27 pm

Final set. Now I need to catch my breath. It's been a busy weekend!
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Custom 1993/12, yet it has me jonesing for a C63
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (manta) » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:03 pm

Nice report Jake and pix too. The "I'm a Man" song, you mean the Spencer Davis song? Or the Yardbirds one? I am not sure if I have heard Petty & HB do this one.
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (JakeK) » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:00 pm

manta wrote:Or the Yardbirds one?


Yep
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (manta) » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:45 pm

Aha! Sweet. Nice set list that you heard. Covers lots songs styles and eras.
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (cjj) » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:23 pm

Jake, I am envious! I'd love to see these guys some day.

Thanks for posting the pics, they're great!
8) 8) 8)
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (JakeK) » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:13 pm

Keep the (positive) comments going!

Here's some video someone apparently closer than me took of the best song of the night. With not horrible sound, too!

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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (beatbyrd) » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:53 am

Thanks for the review and the pics, Jake. It must have been a great concert. I enjoyed the Travelin' Light video, but I kept wishing that animal control would have used a tranquilizer dart on that throwback dancer, so he could have been safely relocated back to the wild, where he belongs.
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Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:42 pm

Great pictures, Jake !! 8) :) Thanks for posting.
On MIke's JetGlo custom-shaped 350 (or whatever this mystery guitar goes by), is that sporting a Toaster in the neck and an HB1 in the bridge position ?
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (JakeK) » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:07 pm

8mileshigher wrote:Great pictures, Jake !! 8) :) Thanks for posting.
On MIke's JetGlo custom-shaped 350 (or whatever this mystery guitar goes by), is that sporting a Toaster in the neck and an HB1 in the bridge position ?


Yeppers
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (analogpackrat) » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:25 pm

Cool pics, Jake. Thanks for sharing. What's with the weird mic setup on Tom's amps? Looks like a curved metal plate with an SM57 poked through.
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (manta) » Fri May 04, 2012 11:24 pm

Jake, who's the drummer now? Look pretty ambidextrous in the clip shaking the marakas (sp??) and the tubs all at once.
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (JakeK) » Sun May 06, 2012 8:02 pm

manta wrote:Jake, who's the drummer now? Look pretty ambidextrous in the clip shaking the marakas (sp??) and the tubs all at once.


Steve Ferrone, been with the band since 1994.

More video!
Listen to Her Heart:

Something Big:

Mary Jane's Last Dance (with Al Sciarrillo's former 370 OS getting really, really dirty)
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Re: Tom Petty Jazz Fest Show Review - 4/28/2012

Postby (jps) » Fri May 18, 2012 1:05 am

analogpackrat wrote:What's with the weird mic setup on Tom's amps? Looks like a curved metal plate with an SM57 poked through.

It looks like a variation of this.
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