Brett Williams – piano
Anton DeFade – bass
George Heid III – drums
Tonight was my second time seeing Elevations. I thought they always had a sax and trumpet in the group but they obviously do trio shows as well, as I found out tonight. I’m looking forward to seeing them again as a quintet when I can actually pay attention to what they are doing. I think they were killin’ it at James Street one night but I was too busy drinking beer and bullshitting in the next room. Keyboardist Brett Williams has been touring with Marcus Miller. Pretty impressive. I liked his style and tone. They played a very cool version of Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage” that featured a really nice outro.
This is their take on Herbie Hancock’s “One Finger Snap” from the Empyrean Isles LP. I love the energy of this piece. Sorry for the blurry closeup during the drum solo. The camera on my phone is extremely shitty. I should have listened to my wife and paid for an iPhone. Anyway, I dig these guys. Enjoy!