How It Works
The performances will be delivered via a safe, secure, and private YouTube stream. Simply purchase a streaming pass (click here) and you will receive an e-mail to a locked and secure pre-event screen. A countdown clock will show when your event codes will be revealed. After the code is revealed, another clock will show the live stream start time.
- If you are having trouble locating and using your link, please email email@example.com. Please do not call Smoke for technical support-InstantSeats issues the streaming passes.
- We highly recommend that you listen on speakers or wired headphones as wireless headphones or Bluetooth devices could cause a delay between audio and video.
- For best streaming quality we recommend Safari, Chrome or Firefox browsers, not Internet Explorer.
- Internet speed can also effect the quality of the stream. Avoid having multiple windows open during the live stream. Sometimes clearing your cache and restarting your device can help.
- If you didn’t receive your purchased streaming pass, please check your spam folder.
- If you can't locate your streaming pass, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Note that each stream (Friday & Saturday) will be available for 48 hours in all time zones.
All bands and personnel are subject to change without notice.
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SMOKE SESSIONS RECORDS CD RELEASE
Nicholas Payton - "Smoke Sessions"
“I’ve basically been preparing for this moment my whole life.”
- Nicholas Payton
The incredible multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton realizes a long-cherished dream to record with icons Ron Carter and George Coleman, abetted by his longtime-collaborator Karriem Riggins on his new album, Smoke Sessions.
For a young Nicholas Payton, Miles Davis’ 1966 album ‘Four’ & More, captured live two years earlier at Lincoln Center’s Philharmonic Hall, provided a template for what music could – and should – be. Now long established as one of the most renowned musicians and composers on the scene, Payton has convened two of the legendary musicians who played with Davis on that album, bassist Ron Carter and, as a special guest on two tracks, saxophonist George Coleman, to craft some exemplary sounds of his own.
Far from a tribute or a look back, however, Smoke Sessions is a wholly contemporary new album that vibrantly captures Payton’s open-eared blend of swing, funk, soul and hip-hop influences with drummer Riggins’ expansive fluidity behind the kit and Carter’s renowned, rock-solid majesty on the bass. Payton seizes the opportunity to engage with that recognizable voice in multiple forms, taking both the Miles and Herbie roles as trumpeter, pianist and keyboardist via the multi-instrumentalism that has become a thrilling trademark of his approach.
Payton concludes, "I used to pretend I was playing with [these musicians] when I was a child, and now it’s happening. I literally felt like I was walking on air... I remained in a dream state for a couple of months afterwards."
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Full Album Available October 29th