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Mushroom Live CD
"I don't remember yesterday, today it rained"

Live at the Tip Top Inn, San Francisco March 1st, 2000
($15 including postage - Limited Edition of 100)

This particular night was a special night for Mushroom, the band was debuting a new bass player; Jeff Palmer. Another unusual aspect of that night was the use of a 3 piece horn section helmed by trumpeter Marc Capelle (long time sideman of Mark Eitzel and American Music Club), trombonist Carroll Ashby (a veteran of Mushroom’s 1999 European tour) and Mushroom co-founder Erik Pearson on saxophone. Rounding out the line-up was keyboardist John Sanders, drummer Pat Thomas and percussionist Dave Mihaly. Mushroom’s sound is ever changing and evolving and on this night, it's evident that the band was channeling a lot of early 1970’s progressive British jazz – such as Ian Carr's Nucleus, The Keith Tippet Group, Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath and Soft Machine’s Third.

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