Tribute to Fela Kuti & his Shining Fearlessness

Nigeria, early 1970s: the country experienced a real oil boom; the military juntas succeed one another and the elite along with the multinationals share out the oil wealth while the miserable slums abound. In this atmosphere where the arbitrary judgements become the law, a charismatic musician, a rebel leader emerged: Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

In order to deliver his messages of justice and equality, he created an unusual combination of Afro-American funk jazz, of ju-ju music, high-life, Yoruba traditions and Nigerian vodun: Afrobeat was born. The modernity of its fusion of ancestral drums and electric soul continue to haunt the collective unconsciousness of Africa.

The metrics of Afrobeat mix with electro, pop or hip-hop, borrowing words from all the languages of the globe. Today, the American jazz drummer Sangoma Everett, fascinated by the aura, the integrity and creativity of Fela, decided to take a new look at the message and the music of Black President.

Line up:

Sangoma Everett dm and bandleader
Sahr Ngaujah voc
Aurélien Joly trumpet
Cyrille Mathieu trombone
Mamadou Ba bass
Lionel Martin saxophone
Dele Sosimi keyboads
Felix Manuaku guitar
Benoît Convert guitar
Javier Campos percussion

3 female dancers and back ground voc

Philippe Maniez - arranger & conductor
Pierre Olivier - sound engineer




Emil Viklicky Trio

An emotional depth rooted in Moravian folk music has led Emil to be called "the Janacek of Jazz". Dynamic and textural subtlety lie at the heart of Emil Viklicky´s greatness. /Chris Parker - The Times, London. Trio is affectingly lyrical when addressing their speciality material, Moravian folk songs. /Euan Dixon, Cheltenham. Emil Viklicky Trio has the same collective energy of Esbjorn Svensson trio, though without the electronics and rock input. /Jon Fordham, The Guardian, London www.viklicky.com

Line up:
Emil Viklicky piano
 Peter Dvorsky bass
 with Ernie Adams - drums

with Lenny Robinson - drums

Emil’s new chart for Wynton:

Wynton Marsalis invited Emil as a guest soloist with his Lincoln Center Orchestra on June 21st, 2018, Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague.

A day before Wynton and Marcus Printup plaid at Reduta Jazz Club with Emil’s Trio


Vincent Herring presents:
All Star Orchestra
plays
Jazz – The Story
an exciting trip through the Jazz history

This amazing group is performing in an exciting, phantastic project, nobody did that before. We will give the audience the chance of a lifetime, absolutely beautiful show, where you can feel with your heart and hear the History of Jazzmusic from the start when the African slaves’ drumming and work songs that led to the Blues – the basic of all Jazz.

Jazz – The Story will be a 90-minute multimedia performance of live music, narration, and historic images. The Orchestra consisting of some of the top jazz musicians on the scene today will perform musical examples of each style. Great international star musicians are performing this show.

The band is guiding you through the history of jazz from Blues to Ragtime to Swing to Bebop to Cool. The 1950s and 60s were a particularly fertile time for jazz, with many genres emerging. There was Louis Armstrong, the most influential figures in Jazz, the Hard Bop of Miles Davis and Art Blakey; the Modal Jazz of Miles and John Coltrane; Soul Jazz, with many Hard Bop musicians adopting this style; and the Bossa Nova craze.

Latin Jazz and Free or Avant-Garde Jazz, pioneered by Ornette Coleman, also developed during this period. After delving into these earlier jazz movements, the program moves on to Fusion and Post-Bop, and finally, reflects on the many different styles of jazz being played today. The band is going with you through a long travel, giving you also the opportunity to understand the history of this amazing music which has doing many steps. 1917 was recorded in New York the first album with a band from New Orleans.

Line up:

Vincent Herring - alto, soprano, flute, clarinet, bandleader
Jeremy Pelt - trumpet
Eric Alexander - tenor
James Carter - tenor, flute,clarinet
Wycliff Gordon - trombone
Mike LeDonne - piano / keyboards, hammond
Kenny Davis - bass/ electric
Carl Allen - drums
Nicolas Bearde - voice/ narrations

 


Sakesho

With its roots deep in the Caribbean and with the heart of a classic jazz 4tet, Sakésho brings sophistication, spontaneity, and soulful energy to the stage - four musicians who have come together as one voice. All four are composing for the group. Mario Canonge, Michel Alibo, and Jean Philippe Fanfant are masters of the traditional music of Martinique and Guadeloupe, add to that the spice of Andy Narell’s steel pans, and you have a unique blend of jazz and groove. Like their name says – ‘It’s gonna be hot!’
Sakésho recorded two albums for Heads Up International – the self titled ‘Sakésho – It’s Gonna Be Hot,’ and ‘We Want You to Say,’ and has played concerts and festivals throughout the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Line up:
Andy Narell - Steel Pan, Mario Canonge – p; Michel Alibo – e-bass;
Jean-Philippe Fanfant – dm
With guest: Paquito D’Rivera


Italian Dreams
Sangoma Everett Trio & special guest Enrico Rava

"This hugely popular trumpet player almost single-handedly brought Italian jazz to international attention. He began playing Dixieland trombone in Turin, but after hearing Miles Davis http://www.allmusic.com/artist/miles-davis-mn0000423829 , switched instruments and embraced the modern style.

Other key meetings were with
Gato Barber http://www.allmusic.com/artist/gato-barbieri-mn0000191680 , with whom he recorded movie soundtracks in 1962, and Chet Baker http://www.allmusic.com/artist/chet-baker-mn0000094210

Line up:
Enrico Rava tp
Sangoma Everet drums
Bruno Ruder piano
Thibaud Soulas bass

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