The all-encompassing vocal master Bobby McFerrin onstage last night at Summerstage, where he played an encyclopedic three-hour set that came off like a revival, including everything from jazz, rock, and spirituals, to an a capella version of the William Tell Overture. (You had to be there.)
Bobby, still youthful at 63, brought his full spirityouall band in support—including keyboards, drums, guitar, mandolin, and his daughter, Madison, on backing vocals. McFerrin's joy was utterly contagious, such as when he descended into the crowd and passed around his mic so the audience could sing "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands." No wonder groups like the Vienna and Czech philharmonics love having this guy sit in with them.
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