Monday XL

02009-07-20 | Music | 5 comments

Today’s download is an encore from the 2001 tour with Luna Negra XL v3. Most of the tour happened after 9/11 and we decided to start our encores with America the Beautiful. It was great to experience how different audiences reacted to the melody. Some people wept, some hollered in appreciation, and at one concert every single person stood up and sang along beautifully.

We followed America the Beautiful with a long version of Snakecharmer (The Hours Between Night + Day and The Santa Fe Sessions). At the end of the song we left the stage one after another. I left first after an electric guitar solo, then the horn players soloed and left etc.

You can download the 320kbps mp3 file here. The link will be valid for 60 days.


  1. Adam

    These jams with the big band from ’01 are pretty great!

  2. Carmen Ortiz

    America The Beautiful…yes it is! And your rendition is beautiful. Thank you Ottmar.:)

  3. Vic

    Very nice.

  4. Brenda

    Very Nice! Thanks especially for sharing about the people’s response to America the Beautiful. :)

  5. michael h c.

    I’m a “softie” Eyes welling up as I listen and type. Thank you.


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