to share with you all!
An All-Star formation consisting of:
JOSEPH BOWIE - Vocals, Trombone
JAMES BLOOD ULMER - Vocals, Guitar
VERNON REID - Guitar
RONALD SHANNON JACKSON - Drums
MELVIN GIBBS - Bass
Yes, today 2 years ago this bunch of wonderfull musicians
were going to give a show on a rooftop, midsummer,
so we bought tickets and headed up north
for this truly once-inna-lifetime-occasion!
The 'band" showed up late, but it was worth the waiting.
The 'PUNK FUNK ALL STARS' as they called themselves
for this tour, blowed everybody's mind & soul that night,
it was totally awesome...
Following is from the Dutch station that also broadcasted
the music that was played that evening,
I'll translate as I go along:
"Funky-Punky-Rock-Blues-Jazzy-Brainy and very danceable!
What else is there to wish for on the
closing night of Jazz On The Roof 2006!
The phrase All Stars isn't exaggerated:
only big names from the American jazz/blues & funk history
from past couple of decades join their forces now.
They're friends and/or colleague for many years,
but they've never played together in this combination-
this is the first night of their first tour in Europe!
Every member contributes songs that are representative
for their style in the Punk Funk-era.
Think Vernon Reid's Living Colour, Joe Bowie's Defunkt,
James Blood Ulmer's invocation with rock/blues/jazz,
the "Who's Who" projects of Melvin Gibbs
and ofcourse the fierce music of
Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society."
Needless to say we had a HELLUVA night,
and now you can catch some of the magic here on
E-mile says some concerts do the matter!
A Very Special Thanks To Sander van Geuns,
who stayed at home and taped the whole thing!
Enjoy these 90 minutes of punk-funk-jams,
due to the lenght I had to split in 2 parts.