Members of Zappa, Umphrey’s McGee, String Cheese Incident & FlightWave Superjam in Santa Monica

Last night Spin Cycle Presents produced one helluva jam session in Santa Monica, CA. It featured some of the community’s finest musicians in an intimate 80-100 person venue aptly named TRiP. Marcus Rezak called this project Cosmik Playground Superjam and it lived up to that billing. Arthur Barrow (Zappa), Jason Hann (SCI), Joel Cummins (Umphreys), Marcus Rezak (Stratosphere All-Stars, FlightWave) and Jesse Clayton (FlightWave) traded ideas all night and somehow infused “Shakedown Street” with some Zappa styled improv. This was impressive considering it was the first time they’ve played together as a unit.

Check out the setlist and some media from what will hopefully be the first of many West Side events with these musicians as the backbone.


Set I: Chunga’s Revenge, Soul Food 1, Cirrus
Set II: Cosmik Debris, Glory, Treacherous Cretins, Improv
E: Improv

Here are a few videos already making the rounds.

Glory - Cosmik Playground Superjam - 2/23/2016 - The Trip, Santa Monica CA