|centerfieldmaz concert review-Chicago @Westbury 2013|
|Robert Lamm "Saturday In the Park"|
Chicago, were established in 1967 in (of course) Chicago Illinois. They have become one of the most successful American rock & roll bands of all time with a tremendous following. In the U.S they have 22 gold- 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. They've had five number-one albums and 21 top-ten singles.
Four original members remain: Keyboardist/ singer/ songwriter: Robert Lamm - Saxophone-flute player: Walter Parazaider - Trumpet / singer/ song writer: Lee Loughnane & Trombone/ brass arranger/ songwriter/ singer: Jimmy Pankow.
On stage these guys are professional, tight & are having a real good time, singing & laughing amongst themselves during songs. They are very respectful & thankful to their fans as well, as they mention during the show.
Drums: Tris Imboden (1990). Guitar: Keith Howland (1995) & keyboardist/ singer: Lou Bardini (2009)- Percussion: Walfredo Reyes Jr. (2012).
Chicago were great once again, pleasing the crowd which covered many different generations. In my opinion it was one of the best set lists I have seen the band do, covering their entire career.
Special treats (besides the biggies) for me were; the entire Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon from their second album & Street Player. Robert Lamm's version of Rainy Day In New York City (sans horns & drums) was another big highlight.
The band encouraged picture taking & with my sixth row seat I took advantage of the offer. So without a lengthy review; here's the set list & all pictures taken by centerfieldmaz.
|The Classic Chicago Horn Section|
|"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?- Does Anybody Really Care"|
Chicago Set List
Questions 67 & 68
Dialogue (Part 1 & 2)
If You Leave Me
Now Call on Me
(I've Been) Searchin' So Long
Will You Still Love Me?
Another Rainy Day in New York City
Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon :
Make Me Smile
So Much To Say So Much To Give
Moment West Virginia Fantasies
Colour My World
To Be Free
Now More Than Ever
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Hard Habit to Break
You're the Inspiration
I'm a Man
Just You 'n' Me
Saturday in the Park
Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away
Feelin' Stronger Every Day
25 or 6 to 4
|Robert Lamm on "Beginnings"|
|Walter Parazaider Flute on "Colour My World"|
|Robert Lamm "Another Rainy Day In New York City"|
|Jason Scheff "Questions 67 & 68"|
|Pankow & Lamm|
|Chicago 2013 Tour|
|Pankow "let me hear you"|