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Live at the Keystone Vol 2 

Live at the Keystone Volume 2- Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia

1973 (1998)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Live at the Keystone Volume 2- Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia - review

Live at the Keystone Vol. 2 review

Live at the Keystone Volume 2 is the second installment of a previously released series of albums that have been reissued.  This is a four-piece band that often performed live in the Bay Area. At those performances it was common to have Bay Area musical artists sit in and jam with them.  

The centerpiece of Live at the Keystone Volume 2 is the jazz standard “My Funny Valentine.”  I would rate this version good at best. The first seven minutes are great, but thereafter the band noodles around without direction and they never develop the jam.  The rendition of “Like a Road” is fabulous both vocally and instrumentally. The final number "Mystery Train" has blistering guitar riffs and "Big River" type melodies throughout -- a great ending to the disc.  

Live at the Keystone Volume 2 has many great moments. Outside of the 15 minutes of “My Funny Valentine” that never develop there are no other faults. by Barry Small
Grade  B + 

Live at the Keystone Volume 2- Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia -  track list
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1. That's Alright Mama (Crudup)
2. My Funny Valentine (Rodgers / Hart)
3. Someday Baby (Hopkins)
4. Like A Road Leading Home (Nix / Penn)
5. Mystery Train (Parker / Philips)

Live at the Keystone Volume 2- Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia - Musicians
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Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
Merl Saunders - keyboards
John Kahn - bass
Bill Vitt - drums

Live at the Keystone Volume 2 - Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia - Notes
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Label -  Fantasy
Recorded at the Keystone in Berkeley, CA on July 10 and 11, 1973.

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