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Ornette Coleman and Prime Time
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Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA


 
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Three Wishes

 
 

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Added date and notes based on my copy - slip_not on Jun 7, 2009

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Harry Angus

Opening act for The Grateful Dead...Jerry sits in on the last song..."I was involved with a float at this show so I did not get a master as I was busy throwing stuff off of a pirate ship with Mr. Bear. Anyhow, I got to see the soundcheck with Ornette and Jerry, and it smoked. They played Three Wishes a few times, and each one was totally different. Phil was not into Ornette, maybe a bit too complex for him. Many tapers at the show didn't record the set for reasons that escape me, but I made sure Phil knew what I saw at soundcheck and he did the right thing. I wish I had the soundcheck! Other than the guys at the soundboard and a few VIPs hanging out in the seats, the arena was completely empty. I figure no more than 20 or 30 people saw that soundcheck, so I count my blessings that I was fortunate to hear and see it. I came in from the tunnels where we were building the floats and no one was around to ask me to leave so I just kept going until I was at the back of the arena. I went to the section directly behind the soundboard, took a seat and enjoyed, keeping a low profile as to not attract the wrong kind of attention. Ornette was doing his thing for a few minutes, then Jerry showed up in his sportjacket and plugged in a started to tune. He played a few lines with Ornette, then it all stopped. Ornette went over to Jerry, they spoke for a few minutes then broke into Three Wishes. They played the song (or parts of it) 3 times over the next 15 minutes. Jerry was all smiles. They finished, Jerry hugged Ornette and the check was over. I went back to work on the float." (Chris C.)

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