Joel Cummins Covers Phish, Oasis, Phil Collins & More ‘Live From The Living Room’
Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins presented a Live From The Living Room livestream on Wednesday night featuring a number of UM classics and a large batch of covers. Cummins played songs by a diverse group of acts last night including Phish, Oasis, Phil Collins, Radiohead and more.
Joel kicked off the set with an improvisation he worked into Bill Evans’ “In Memory Of His Father.” Next, Cummins performed “Sonatina #1” by Russian composer Dmitry Kabalevsky and Chick Corea’s “Where Have I Danced With You Before.” Then, the keyboardist played UM’s “Final Word,” which he segued into Bruce Hornsby’s “Harbor Lights.”
The biggest surprise of the set came next, as Joel performed the Umphrey’s rarity “Vibe.” Umphrey’s hasn’t played “Vibe,” which dates back to Joel’s time in Stomper Bob, since June 6, 1998 — a span of 2,467 shows. The bust out was followed by a medley featuring the coda of Phish’s “Harry Hood,” UM original “1000 Places To See Before You Die” and “Everything In Its Right Place” by Radiohead. Cummins ended the sequence with a performance of Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger.” The livestream concluded with a run of Umphrey’s “In The Kitchen” into Cummins’ own “Rising Bird” and the Phil Collins/Philip Bailey 1984 smash “Easy Lover.”
Watch Joel’s Live From The Living Room livestream below:
Set: Improvisation > In Memory Of His Father, Sonatina #1, Where Have I Danced With You Before?, Final Word > Harbor Lights > Vibe, Example 1 > Harry Hood Coda > Everything In Its Right Place > 1000 Places To See Before You Die > Everything In Its Right Place > Don’t Look Back In Anger, In The Kitchen > Rising Bird > Easy Lover