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Paul Simon's Concert in the Park (1991)

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Credited cast:
Paul Simon ... Self
Michael Brecker Michael Brecker ... Featured Soloist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mingo Araujo Mingo Araujo ... Musician
Cyro Baptista Cyro Baptista ... Musician
Chris Botti ... Musician
Tony Cedras Tony Cedras ... Musician
Dom Chacal Dom Chacal ... Musician
Steve Gadd ... Musician
Sidinho Moreira Sidinho Moreira ... Musician
Vincent N'Guini Vincent N'Guini ... Musician
Olodum Olodum ... Drums
Ray Phiri ... Musician
Armand Sabal-Lecco Armand Sabal-Lecco ... Musician
John Selowane John Selowane ... Musician
Richard Tee Richard Tee ... Musician


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The set list 1. The Obvious Child 2. The Boy in the Bubble 3. She Moves On 4. Kodachrome 5. Born at the Right Time 6. Train in the Distance 7. Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard 8. I Know What I Know 9. The Cool Cool River 10. Bridge Over Troubled Water 11. Proof 12. The Coast 13. Graceland 14. You Can Call Me Al 15. Still Crazy After All These Years 16. Loves Me Like A Rock 17. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes 18. Hearts and Bones 19. Late In The Evening 20. America 21. The Boxer 22. The Sound of Silence See more »


Paul Simon: The sun came out. It was a cloudy day. We thought there was going to be a thunderstorm. And it's a perfect night, in New York City.
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First 8 Songs Highlight This Concert In The Park
8 June 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is a long concert, almost two hours, but it's an excellent one filled with a lot of very good songs. Paul Simon's post-Simon & Garfunkel sound is a little different: a mellow sound but still with a beat. Some songs feature a quiet guitar, some have drums and other percussion instruments you wouldn't normally associate with the old Simon & Garfunkel sound.

For me, the best part of this concert are the first eight songs, most of which I was not familiar with before this concert. The best of those eight, to me, was "Train In The Distance" with some wonderful solo guitar work by Vincent Nguini. The latter is just one of many African musicians who back up Simon. In fact, most of the band is from somewhere in Africa. There also is a pretty darn good jazz saxophonist named Michael Brecker. Anyway, with a pro like Simon you're going to get top-flight musicians.

There are 22 songs in this concert and only three I didn't care for: "The Cool, Cool River," "Proof" and a horrible version of a great song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." Hey, 19 good songs out of 22 is still a good percentage of winners!

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