With Jazz Fest well underway, New Orleans is the place to be right now for late-night jams, unexpected collaborations, and non-stop musical marathons. On Sunday, New Orleans’ Little Gem Saloon hosted Worship My Organ, a late-night tradition that brings together world-renowned organ players.
Sunday’s Worship My Organ late-night featured Hammond B3 organ masters Robert Walter and Marco Benevento complimented by drummer Adam Deitch, saxophonist Skerik, and DJ Logic. During the all-star cast’s performance, Phish bassist and Walter’s bandmate, Mike Gordon, joined in for some improvisational exploration. Playing around with a Moog and organ, Gordon traded off tasty licks with Walter and Benevento, backed by Deitch holding down a hard-hitting groove behind the kit.
Luckily, there’s some fan-shot footage of Mike Gordon’s sit-in with Worship My Organ, which you can watch below:
Worship My Organ w/ Mike Gordon – 4/28/2019
[Video: Josh Valentine]
On Friday, May 3rd, Gordon and Walter will regroup at New Orleans’ Joy Theater for a one-off performance with Gordon’s solo outfit. Tickets for Gordon’s upcoming New Orleans performance are still available here.