DOMi and JD Beck take the Blue Note Jazz Festival by storm with four sold-out performances [Videos/Audio]
Booming Jazz Futurists DOMi & JD Beck played four sold-out shows over two days at the famed New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club as part of Blue Note Jazz Festival this week. The young talents have taken the music world by storm since meeting through Sarcastic puppy and Ghost Note drummer Robert Spit Searight. They recently released their debut single, “SMiLE”, via blue note Folders and Anderson Paakit is Apeshit label.
Although still too young to sit at the venue bar, the dynamic duo had no problem filling the historic club four times for an early and late show two nights in a row. With just one song released, they played a mix of mind-blowing originals and jazzy renditions of songs, including the Flintstones theme, J. Dilla“Dillatronic 23”, John Coltrane“Giant Leaps” Jacques Pastorius‘s”Havona”, a mix of songs from MF Doom and madlibit is Madvillain collaboration which also included Knowledge‘s “tm_s not promise”, and a version of “My Favorite Things” dubbed “My Favorite Ballsack”. Many previously unreleased songs have also been given cheeky impromptu titles, including the supposed title track from the band’s upcoming album, “Pussy With Balls.”
“It’s not what it’s called, but we can’t tell you, so it’s a good working title, right?” Beck teased.
Friend, collaborator and band mentor Anderson .Paak was on hand to catch one of the duo’s performances on June 1. In addition to being signed to .Paak’s label, DOMi & JD Beck co-wrote “Skate” on his GRAMMY-winning album with Bruno Mars as Sonic Silk. Robert Glasper was also in the audience, kicking off the Blue Note Jazz Festival with a free show at Washington Square Park which was cut short due to bad weather earlier in the evening.
Check out the full audio and fan-shot videos of DOMi & JD Beck’s June 1 performance at the Blue Note Jazz Festival below.
The duo will also perform at Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley July 30. Click here to buy tickets.
DOMi & JD Beck – “My favorite ball bag”
DOMi & JD Beck – Madvillainy Medley: “Figaro” / “All Caps” / “Rhinestone Cowboy” / “Raid (Intro)” / “Meat Grinder” / “Accordion” / “tm_s not promise” (Knxwledge)
DOMi & JD Beck – “Pussy with Balls”
DOMi & JD Beck – Live at Blue Note Jazz Club – 6/1/22 – Full Audio Show
[Video: Larry Rulz 5]
Setlist: DOMi & JD Beck | Blue Note Jazz Club | New York, NY | 06/01/22
Set: Baby Groot, Smile, Jump, “pussy with balls”, Madvillainy (MF DOOM, Madlib) Medley: Figaro / All Caps / Rhinestone Cowboy / Raid (Intro) / Meat Grinder / Accordion / tm_s not promise (Knxwledge), Havona (Jaco Pastorius), What’s the matter, “My favorite ball bag”, “Wow”, “You can sniff my butt”