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043: NIGEL HALL (keys/vox: Lettuce, Jon Cleary, ex-The Nth Power) + 'The Joe Clark Mixtape'

The Upful LIFE Podcast

Episode 043 welcomes DC-born, NOLA-based NIGEL HALL (Lettuce, Jon Cleary, ex-The Nth Power) to the show for an hour-plus Vulcan Mind Probe. Nige has been a friend for about a dozen years, and I've written extensively about his musical exploits, so this convergence was a very long time in the making. The extremely gifted, Grammy-nominated keyboardist/vocalist - singer/songwriter keeps a lot of artistic irons in the fire. Nigel's dropping sophomore solo LP Spiritual on May 14, 2021, a stunning sojourn into Soulquarian waters co-produced by DJ Harrison and backed by members of Butcher Brown.    @9mins- Introducing NIGEL HALL / @16mins-"Wake Me" Nigel Hall / @20mins - Interview  In a wide-ranging convo, topics include: what's the latest in New Orleans , we get the 411 on Nigel's musical partnership with NOLA-based Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. His motivations and inspirations behind the forthcoming Spiritual, as Nigel reveals a bit about his process and the project's native tongues. We unpack his role over the years with Lettuce, and how the keyboard chair and his contributions to the band have evolved over time. Quick detours to George Duke & J Dilla, with a funny Suwannee flashback or two to boot.  Naturally, we had to get into his time in The Nth Power, and he offers poignant, impassioned reflections that gave me chills. So did his defiant, righteous anger as a Black father to a pair of sons entering young adulthood. So many rabbit holes, with many stones left unturned. Super proud of this powerful powwow with one of the greatest to ever do it; a spiritual awakening of the soulful variety. Ladies & Gentlemen, Nigel Hall! Vibe Junkie JAMZ - The Joe Clark MixtapeKhris Royal feat. Nigel Hall, Kidd Chocolate, Big Sam "I Can't Breathe" (2020) Nigel Hall "Gotta Go to Work" (snippet of 2nd single - 2021) DJ Harrison feat. Nigel Hall "My Favorite Things" (2020) Nigel Hall & Jon Cleary "Woman's Gotta Have It" Papoose feat. Nigel Hall "Antidote" (2020) Soulive feat. Nigel Hall & Shady Horns "Prototype" (2009) Soulive feat. Derek Trucks, Ledisi, Nigel Hall "A Change Gonna Come" (Bowlive 2012) The Nth Power "Catfish" - AURA Studios (2015)The Original Nth Power "Only Love > WAR" - Justice Comes Alive 2020 Lettuce feat. Derek Trucks, Kofi Burbridge, Nigel Hall "We're A Winner > Move On Up" (Bear Creek 2009) Nigel Hall doin Crazy Joe Clark on Jam Cruise (date unknown) music played: "Runnin Away"- Nigel Hall Band, Jazz Fest 2016, "All About Love"  DJ Harrison, Nigel Hall "Makin My Way Back Home > Do It Like You Do" Lettuce, Red Rocks 2015, "Rule the World" - Lettuce,  "LETT It GoGo" Lettuce, Rex Theatre 2019,  "Step Children" Khris Royal w/Nigel Hall BIG THANKS to our friends at LIVE FOR LIVE MUSIC! Please support Upful LIFE on PATREON !www.patreon.com/upfullife EMAIL the SHOW! B.Getz@UpfulLIFE.com PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW on iTunes! Listen on Spotify!  Theme Song: Mazel Tov by CALVIN VALENTINE

2hr 32mins

30 Mar 2021

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Episode 29: Jon Cleary

Welcome to My Nerd Brain: A Dialogue on Musicians’ Health and Wellness

World-renowned blues/funk artist, Jon Cleary, discusses his passion for learning new instruments, staying creatively motivated while at home vs. being on the road, and the ways in which he has adapted both his music and his business model during the pandemic.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


22 Feb 2021

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Sitting with New Orleans Funkster Jon Cleary talking Johnny "Guitar" Watson

Sitting With Gianluca

Sitting with Gianluca is New Orleans funky piano player and bandleader Jon Cleary who carries the funky gumbo-ya-ya piano stylings that the Crescent City is known for. Gianluca and Jon celebrate what would have been funkmeister and musical chameleon Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s 86th birthday with some cuts and conversation about what made Watson such a singular talent.


10 Feb 2021

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Irma Thomas, Ellis Marsalis, Jon Cleary, Little Freddie King, la New Orleans Collection

Le jazz sur France Musique

durée : 00:54:42 - New Orleans Collection - par : Alex Dutilh - Newvelle Records présente The New Orleans Collection, un ensemble de quatre nouveaux vinyles en édition limitée, consacrés chacun à une icône musicale de la ville. - réalisé par : Fabien Fleurat, Olivier Guérin


23 Nov 2020

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Irma Thomas, Ellis Marsalis, Jon Cleary, Little Freddie King, la New Orleans Collection

Open jazz

durée : 00:54:42 - New Orleans Collection - par : Alex Dutilh - Newvelle Records présente The New Orleans Collection, un ensemble de quatre nouveaux vinyles en édition limitée, consacrés chacun à une icône musicale de la ville. - réalisé par : Fabien Fleurat, Olivier Guérin


23 Nov 2020

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Talkin' Blues podcast episode 224 - Jon Cleary

Talkin' Blues

A conversation with British-born American funk and R&B musician, Jon Cleary - http://www.joncleary.com/

1hr 26mins

13 Aug 2020

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Stormy 168 - Jon Cleary & John Scofield

Stormy (40UP Radio)

Dit keer een uitzending rondom de pianist Jon Cleary en de gitarist John Scofield, beide treden deze week op in Nederland. Cleary verdiept zich in sinds zijn 17e in de canon van New Orleans muziek; Fats Domino, Allen Touissant maar ook Johnny Guitar Watson en Eric Burdon. In de rubriek Music Of My Live Banku muziek uit Ghana en Nigeria van mr. Eazi en Jamaicaanse muziek van Mavado.


28 Oct 2019

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Ep169: John Hyman On The Quarter, Krewe Du Vieux, WWOZ, Ronnie Virgets, Jon Cleary & Dave Bartholomew

It's A Good Life, Babe New Orleans Podcast

Iconic New Orleanian John Hyman joins the show and talks about moving to the French Quarter in the mid-70s, hustling gigs, settling into a lifetime of downtown New Orleans living and music. John talks about his involvement with Krewe Du Vieux & WWOZ, and we talk about some of the legendary musicians we’ve lost as of late. Plus we get into the merits of a living street culture vs. museum life. Thanks for tuning in, sharing, subscribing!

25 Jun 2019

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Ep. 35 Cornell Williams - Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Bass Lessons Melbourne Player Profiles

Cornell Williams is one of my favourite 'pocket' style players, in that his time, tone and taste (note choice) are pretty much perfect for the material he is performing, and on the odd occasion when he does step forward he is super lyrical yet still so funky! It was a real pleasure to get to hang and jam with Nell while he was in town with Jon Cleary, I even got to play THAT Modulus, what a bass! Remember to share, subscribe and drop a review for the podcast anywhere you see fit! http://www.basslessonsmelbourne.com

1hr 6mins

12 Jan 2018

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Episode 12 with Jon Cleary (New Orleans Solo artist, Bonnie Raitt, John Scofield, Taj Mahal etc..)

The Riff Raff with Shane Theriot

Although he grew up in a small town just south of London, England, spend some time listening to Jon Cleary and you will swear he is the result of some sort of super-engineering experiment that sought to combine the absolute best of New Orleans/Funk/ Soul music into one performer- it’s in his DNA- from the way he plays to the subtle ways it permeates his native English accent. In addition to being a pianist and guitarist of impeccable taste and feel, he is also a gifted vocalist.  Cleary, who has 8 solo records to date, recently won a Grammy last year for Go Go Juice, (a record I had the pleasure of being a part of). He was also a member of Bonnie Raitt’s band for 10 years - (she once referred to him the “9th Wonder of the World”. )   He frequently plays at the world famous Maple Leaf Bar, a place that he has had a connection with since the early 80’s, as well as touring all over the world with his band. In this interview we discuss piano, guitar styles, his early years and passion finally making it to New Orleans, James Booker stories, Bonnie Raitt, what makes the New Orleans sound unique to other styles, and much much more. We do a fair bit of playing in this one too.  This interview took place at Jon’s home/studio in New Orleans, LA on June 2nd, 2017.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-riff-raff-with-shane-theriot/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


13 Jun 2017