Dave Mason's Traffic Jam: Brit Rock Legend Plays Traffic Hits
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The last date listed for Dave Mason's Traffic Jam was Saturday September 20, 2014 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
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One of the best known saxophonists in the world, David Sanborn blends jazz, pop, rock and R&B into a smooth-as-silk sound that no other sax player has quite managed to copy. The career of this multiple Grammy winner was launched in 1975 by his (aptly-titled) debut album, Taking Off, and it hasn't come down since, spanning more than two dozen other albums. Established as both a soloist and a collaborator with the likes of Bowie, the Stones and Clapton, Sanborn now brings his "sweet-tart alto sound" (The New York Times) to Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beachfor an impassioned performance.
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Carpenter center was a great venue for a concert with very good seats from Goldstar. First half of Mason's performance was mostly Windwood/Capaldi songs, which was surprising because it didn't play to Dave's strengths nor his band's. Second half performance was generally better, particularly a great funk version of "Feeling Alright".
Mason's voice and guitar remain strong. His band was more than competent, except for the drummer whose technique was too simple and boringly straight ahead. Also a lack of a bass player diminished the experience a bit, particularly during solos by the keyboard player (who plays the bass lines). Mason's speaks of his illustrious past between songs -- very entertaining and educational for the Traffic fan.
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Dave Mason was great! We love the Carpenter Center, never a bad seat and great sound. The only downside of the show were the cheesy graphics on the screen behind the band. The old pictures of the band was nice, but the bloopy psychedelic spins...continued