February 24, 2012

Vida Blue // Tour & Album

This super-trio conceived and formed by Page in 2001 subsequently toured in ’01, ’02, ’03 and ’04. They released two albums, and the first one was aptly named Vida Blue. The band consisted of Page on keys with Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers) on bass and Russell Batiste (The Meters) on drums.

In addition to releasing two studio albums, a remix album was also released in 2002 featuring remixes of “Most Events Aren’t Planned” and “CJ3” by several noted remixers (Bill Laswell, DJ Olive, Jamie Shaft). Read a Review

Vida Blue

Released 6/25/2002
CD and digital

  • Page McConnell – keyboard, vocals
  • Oteil Burbridge – bass, vocals
  • Russell Batiste – drums, vocals

Produced by Page McConnell
Recorded and mixed by John Siket
Recorded at Piety Street Recording, New Orleans, LA Sept 2001
The Barn, Nov 2001 – Feb 2002
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian

Additional Musicians:
“Electra Glide”: Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet), James Harvey (trombone), Dave Grippo (saxophone)
Horns arranged by Page McConnell
“Who’s Laughing Now”: DJ Logic (turntables)

“The principal inspiration for Vida Blue’s first studio foray was some of the stuff Miles Davis and his keyboardists did with the Fender Rhodes electric piano circa Jack Johnson. The texture of the Rhodes, the sound of the drums — it opens up in all sorts of ways.”

Tracklisting
01 Most Events Aren’t Planned
02 Where’s Popeyes
03 Electra Glide
04 CJ3
05 Fresh Tube
06 Who’s Laughing Now
07 Final Flight

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