In June 2008, prog-rock powerhouse Umphrey's McGee has released Jimmy Stewart 2007, an ambitious double-live album comprised of some of the band's most inspired improvisations, sequenced into two seamless 70-minute "mixtapes."
Several times during each live concert, Umphrey's McGee delves into the "Jimmy Stewart" creation process. They aim is to generate melody-rich, spontaneous compositions on-the-fly. As Umphrey's McGee's sound continues to evolve, each live performance is increasingly a showcase for their "Jimmy Stewart" approach to progressive improvisation which they utilize as a breeding ground for new material.
Umphrey's is also a band always on the cusp of fresh technology and music distribution, and the trendsetting Umphrey's McGee Podcast serves up two 75-minute sets of live UM each month to its 20,000 subscribers. On June 10th 2008, the Podcast offered its 66th broadcast, a Jimmy Stewart 2007 companion piece of an extra CD's worth of material from the cutting room.
Click product image to see full tracklisting, including performance locations and dates.Item #: UYCD12
Tracklist Disc 1 1) Mulche's Odyssey - 2.27.07 - Norfolk, VA 2) Mulche's Odyssey - 10.20.07 - New York, NY 3) E.T.I. - 5.05.07 - Dallas, TX 4) The Crooked One - 4.19.07 - Buffalo, NY 5) Utopian Fir - 7.19.07 - Detroit Lakes, MN 6) The Fuzz - 10.16.07 - Richmond, VA 7) The Bottom Half - 3.16.07 - Pontiac, MI 8) Utopian Fir - 11.17.07 - Birmingham, AL 9) Intentions Clear - 7.19.07 - Detroit Lakes, MN 10) Ringo - 10.16.07 - Richmond, VA 11) Nemo - 11.15.07 - Charlotte, NC 12) What is Jimmy Stewart?
Disc 2 1) Nemo - 4.03.07 - Iowa City, IA 2) The Bottom Half - 5.25.07 - Chillicothe, IL 3) JaJunk - 7.19.07 - Detroit Lakes, MN 4) In the Kitchen - 12.01.07 - Ann Arbor, MI 5) Bridgeless - 4.14.07 - Washington, D.C. 6) Bridgeless - 4.20.07 - Columbus, OH 7) In the Kitchen - 7.28.07 - Hampton Beach, NH 8) Phil's Farm - 4.14.07 - Washington, D.C. 9) Padgett's Profile - 3.24.07 - Minneapolis, MN 10) The Haunt - 11.09.07 - Bloomington, IN 11) Eat - 2.17.07 - San Francisco, CA 12) Higgins - 12.29.07 - Chicago, IL 13) Intentions Clear - 3.23.07 - Minneapolis, MN