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  posted on 8/20/2005 at 10:50 AM
I'll post this comment here with the hope that it might limit the attacks I'm apt to receive from the overly-sensitive reactionary sect of the Warren Haynes fan club.

I've seen a fair amount of ABB shows since my first one in 93, but the one at the Rosemont Theatre last weekend, 8/13/05, was far and away the best one I've ever seen. And Jack Pearson had a lot to do with that. I like Warren a lot, too, and he certainly plays a huge part in the Brothers being so incredible these days. But to read some of these posts on other threads, you'd think that JP was a total hack and that there was no way the band could possibly sound at all decent without Warren. Further, to even suggest that JP did an incredible job and that he was -- gasp! -- a welcome change is blasphemy of the worst kind.

Obviously, most of us who read the Jack Pearson threads know this is not true.

Maybe I caught the band on a particularly excellent night (do they even have off nights anymore?), but to me, JP seemed to inject a new energy into the band. Everyone seemed to be at the top of their game. Jack's solos were so fluid and fit the songs perfectly, yet still wholly original. His tone was super-fat, but still managed to cut through the mix beautifully. His interplay with Derek was superb. The band absolutely cooked. I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to experience such a wonderful show.

Anyway, I needed a place to rejoice about the brilliance that was Jack Pearson with the Brothers that night, without getting attacked by those who would consider such a post to be a personal attack on themselves, Warren Haynes, and the greater ABB community as a whole.

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  posted on 8/20/2005 at 07:51 PM
I was at the Rosemont show as well.
And it totally smoked.
I saw Jack with the ABB in 97-98 a few times so i knew he wouldn't disappoint.
But this show was more than i expected.
It was cool seeing Jack and Derek play together.
The Instant Live of this show hasn't left my cd player since the night of the show.

 

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  posted on 8/20/2005 at 08:20 PM
There is no doubt that Jack did a great job in Toronto last Tuesday night. This was my 7th ABB show (2nd with Jack) and it was just a great show. By saying this, it cannot be interpreted as a shot at Warren. Anyone who see's it as one is not using all their gray matter. Still looking for a copy of the show if anyone has one. . . .

 

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  posted on 8/21/2005 at 09:32 AM
I would love to see them with Jack Pearson, I'm a huge fan of Warren and of Jack as well. I'll be catching 4 or 5 shows this year, and I wouldn't have minded one bit if at least one of them Jack played, just to get a different Allmans experience.

 

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  posted on 8/22/2005 at 12:09 PM
Jack played with the Brothers on friday the 19th in scranton, PA.
 

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  posted on 8/23/2005 at 03:45 PM
Jack absolutely laid me out Tuesday in Toronto and Wednesday in London.I'm as big a Warren Haynes fan as anyone ,but if the Brothers need a player to step in then JP's the man. Fluid doesn't even begin to describe his style,Jackie P. makes incredible playing look like it's totally effortless.Seeing Jack live last week cleared up a huge mistake on my part in not seeing the band when he was with them.

 

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  posted on 8/23/2005 at 03:56 PM
Its my opinion that everyone who has been guitar in the Brothers is very unique. Comparing Duane, Derek, Warren, Jack, Dickey, Dan, etc is difficult at best and in the end almost pointless. You like who you like. No amount of arguing will convince someone that Derek is better than Jack or vice versa if they already feel differently. Our opinions are formed by what we hear and the shows we see.

With that in mind, I have to say I have become a Jack Pearson fan over the years. Back in 1998, I saw him play in Indianapolis and Chicago on consecutive nights after having an emergency appendectomy. That is pretty damn phenomenal. Jack won a convert on that night's effort alone.

Jack also did the slide work on Gregg's "Searching for Simplicity" album. If you don't think he's good, listen to "Dark End of the Street". You'll change your mind.

I guess in history of the Brothers, Jack Pearson is easy to overlook. He wasn't around that long and they didn't put out any albums. But without him, I doubt the band would have stuck around until Derek joined the band. At least thats my guess.

 

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  posted on 8/23/2005 at 04:16 PM
Amen!! long live jack pearson!!!
 

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  posted on 10/10/2005 at 02:19 PM
Roger that....anyone know if the 8-14 and 8-19 o5 shows were instant live ????i have to get them .....

 

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  posted on 10/30/2005 at 09:24 AM
I love Jack Pearson....there is no better player on this planet or elsewhere (I checked em all out too!!!)

 

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  posted on 11/9/2005 at 10:22 AM
Got to hear the Toronto show with Jack and Chuck (which I missed) and I gotta say its outstanding, the Jessica here is a classic
 

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  posted on 11/26/2005 at 12:22 AM
What about just having three guitarist? Jack to join the current line up! Wow!
 

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  posted on 11/26/2005 at 07:22 AM
PeachNutt, I'll second that motion. From what I've read elsewhere, I think we would have lots to disagree about, but I can't express how much I love JP's playing! BTW that's one smart son you got there

 

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  posted on 12/25/2005 at 05:31 PM
At last Saturdays(12/17/05) show at 3rd & Lindsley the band broke into "Joy To The World" in one song & during a delicously tasty "Highpockets" which included, yet another, wicked drum solo by Jim White, they broke into a stunning "Silent Night" before returning for the "Highpockets" finale. After this song Jack said "happy birthday Jesus". This birthday greeting & the Christmas songs( particularly those 2 songs) was good to hear included in this show, especially in this day and age of "political correctness" where people are even afraid to say Merry Christmas.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & GOD BLESS Jack Pearson!

LarryO

PS: Joy To The World & Silent Night portions were both played instrumetally during the 1st set. There was also a tease by Dennis Wage(on keys) of "Let It Snow". Unfortunately, Nicole and I were'nt able to stay for the second set. If Dirk, Mike, or any others that were there see this & can remember, please post of any 2nd set Christmas music.
Thanks, LO

 

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  posted on 12/27/2005 at 06:26 PM
certainly sounds like a great show - were there any tapers? I sure would love to hear it....

 

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  posted on 12/29/2005 at 07:33 PM
rockfish, don't really know where you are coming from about the "Warren fans attacking" comment? Jack is an incredible player. Warren would be the first to say that as well. It is my understanding that Jack and Warren are friends. Jack took over Warren's band when Warren left to join the ABB. I wouldn't be surprised if Warren didn't recommend Jack as his replacement when he went to start the Mule. Jack filled in for Dickey during that one episode of Bett's drinking and smacking his old lady. I believe it was during this time that Haynes, Pearson, Allman and Woody co-wrote "Sailin' Across the Devil's Sea."

 

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  posted on 12/30/2005 at 03:26 AM
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certainly sounds like a great show - were there any tapers? I sure would love to hear it....



Um... No & Yes. You see, Jack doesn't allow tapers...
now wait a minute, don't get all sad. You see, Jack does think enough of his fans to hire this one special fella, to come in there to every cottin' pickin' show, and tape them suckers with this monstrosity of a tapin rig - I helped that fella tote it to his car one night & it took 3 of us & a boy just to tote it out! Some tapin rig i'm tellin ya. Oughta make some mighty fine tapes for Jack to put together for us fans to purchase someday.

Next time I talk to Jack i'll drop a bug in his ear about releasing these 12/17/05 Christmas jams someday.

LarryO


 

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  posted on 1/18/2006 at 04:33 AM
JAck Rules!!!

 

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  posted on 1/22/2006 at 12:01 AM
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certainly sounds like a great show - were there any tapers? I sure would love to hear it....


There is always at least one taper at Jack's shows (I'm not including myself) but all the folks who have recorded Jack's recent shows are keeping them under wraps for the time being as Jack is preparing to release an album featuring the new lineup. The upcoming release will be one of the most amazing things you'll ever hear. As far as I'm concerned, we should all be lining up NOW to buy this one...

Hopefully once the album is out there some of these wonderful recordings will make their way into circulation. Until then, the only way to experience the magic is to take a trip to Nashville and catch one of the most amazing lineups you'll EVER see on a stage!

Or you could just wait for Wanee I guess...

See ya there!
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  posted on 2/4/2006 at 04:30 PM
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... Until then, the only way to experience the magic is to take a trip to Nashville and catch one of the most amazing lineups you'll EVER see on a stage!

Or you could just wait for Wanee I guess...

See ya there!
Dirk


I am so glad that those attending Wanee are going to have the opportunity to catch this truly amazing lineup of the Jack Pearson Band. Four truly talented musicians whose sum total equals an outstanding live performance. I know many around here are already Jack fans, and have either seen him with the Brothers and/or own a CD of his, but if you've never had the pleasure of seeing this band perform, do yourself a favor and work it into your Wanee itinerary to see this band. I think you'll be glad you did.

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  posted on 3/12/2006 at 05:16 AM
I saw Jack this summer in Toronto, it was my 9th time seeing the band, and first time seeing Jack. He is clearly a world class guitar player, as are Warren and Derek. Warren is probably my favorite musician ever, so I will try and not be too biased. I found the show good, definately a different set list, and Jack's playin was as good to be expected with someone filling in for WH. But at the same time I found something lacking, not with the guitar playing, but just with the vibe of the band, the song selection, the vocals. I just find that Warren adds more to the band overall for the vibe i am looking for. That being said Jack ripped it up, Jessica and Whippin Post were awesome, I also liked how Derek took control of the band in warren's absence.

If there are shows this summer without derek, I wouldn't mind one bit if it was Jack and Warren, though i might vote for mister Herrring myself.

I don't have any JP show's but would like to do a BP or trade.

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  posted on 3/16/2006 at 06:01 PM
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rockfish, don't really know where you are coming from about the "Warren fans attacking" comment? Jack is an incredible player. Warren would be the first to say that as well. It is my understanding that Jack and Warren are friends. Jack took over Warren's band when Warren left to join the ABB. I wouldn't be surprised if Warren didn't recommend Jack as his replacement when he went to start the Mule. Jack filled in for Dickey during that one episode of Bett's drinking and smacking his old lady. I believe it was during this time that Haynes, Pearson, Allman and Woody co-wrote "Sailin' Across the Devil's Sea."


Actually, I have had the good fortune to talk to Warren about this very subject. Warren & Jack are old friends. When Dickey was temporarily "unavailable" in 1993 and they needed someone to fill in, Warren suggested Jack and he easily fit right in. Those shows with Warren & Jack are just wonderful. (And yes, this is when both "Sailin' 'Cross the Devil's Sea" & "Rocking Horse" were written by Gregg, Warren, Jack & Allen) So when Warren & Woody left in 97, Butch felt Derek wasn't ready to join the band yet (probably only due to age) and Jack was on the top of the list.

Jack is amazing just sitting in, with little rehearsal. I look forward to any guest appearance he can make with the ABB. Or filling in for either Warren or Derek. - I also wish the band would consider doing his song "I'm Not Crying", which was a highlight of their repretoire while he was in the band.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2006 at 08:21 PM
i am a huge Jack fan and for my own taste i like his playing alot more than Dereks ,not saying derek is any worse or better i just love Jacks laid back melodic style reminds me more of duane than any other player...just wish he traveled a bit more..

 

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