Berks Jazz Fest 2010: Peter White & Mindi Abair

Late Friday evening, Peter White and Mindi Abair appeared at the Crown Plaza ballroom, funkin up the place. They started with "Mr. Magic" among others, then Mindi Abair played her hits "Smile" and "The Last Dance", bringing us in a good mood. The band consisted of Stan Sargeant on bass, Jamey Tate on drums and Jay Gore on guitar. Peter White slowed it down with his tribute to Wayman Tisdale, the beautiful "Bright" capturing the spirit of the late bass player. Mindi Abair played "Bloom", followed by Peter White and his take on "Who's That Lady" from the Isley Brothers, segueing into "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" having everyone sing along, completed with his extended soloing on his distorted guitar delivering a highlight of the show. They slowed it down again with the beautiful song "Everytime" just featuring Peter White on acoustic guitar and Mindi Abair on vocals. Peter White played a beautiful acoustic version of "How Deep Is Your Love", the groove picked up again with "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)" with a hot solo by Mindi Abair. The party really started with "Flirt" letting Mindi stretch out, then Peter White did his classic "Bueno Funk", segueing into Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up", going back to the song they started out with. Then "Lucy's" lifted things further up, before the they wrapped up the show with a string of high energy songs. This was another great and very entertaining show by two of my favorite artists of the genre.