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Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion
Carmen Lundy
  • Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion


    Sun
    26
    20:00 @ The Everyman
    tickets: €35
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    Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion

    Line Up: Ginger Baker (Drums), Pee Wee Ellis (Tenor Sax), Alec Dankworth (Electric & Double Bass), Abass Dodoo (Percussion)

    Legendary rock drummer and hellraiser, Ginger Baker, renowned for his work with Cream, and Blind Faith, has teamed up with the great tenor saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis, brilliant bassist Alec Dankworth, and African master percussionist Abass Dodoo to present Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion.

    Ginger’s recognition as an amazing drummer began with the Graham Bond Organisation in the early sixties. The band toured with The Who, The Troggs, The Moody Blues and Chuck Berry, attracting press interest for their outrageous behaviour and riotous fun. In 1964 Baker was considered ‘one of Britain’s great drummers’ by Melody Maker and the man voted ‘least likely to survive the 60s’.
    While Baker, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame (1992), Modern Drummer Hall Of Fame (2010) and Classic Drummer Hall Of Fame (2011) and whose awards include a Grammy Life Time Achievement Award (2005), was impressing fans everywhere, he was also attracting attention from other musicians, one of them being Eric Clapton. The two met, jammed, saw one another play in their then- current bands, added bass player Jack Bruce and formed Cream.
    In Baker’s own words they created ‘instant magic’ and began smashing box office records previously set by The Beatles. After Cream, came Blind Faith. Baker and Clapton were joined by Steve Winwood and Rick Grech. When Clapton and Winwood left to further their own projects, the remaining members went on to form jazz rock fusion band ‘Ginger Baker’s Airforce’.

    During a trip to Africa Baker pushed to set up a recording studio in Lagos. When it opened Paul McCartney arrived with Wings to record part of his ‘Band on the Run’ album. Music aside, Africa gave Baker a wonderful climate to live in and a healthier lifestyle than that of rock ‘n’ roll and touring.

    Baker’s work with ‘Airforce’ and friendship with Fela Kuti paved the way for a live album recorded in the famous Abbey Road studios called ‘Fela Kuti and Africa 70 with Ginger Baker’. He then went on to form the English rock group ‘The Baker Gurvitz Army’.
    After setting up a second recording studio, this time in North London, Baker formed ‘Energy’. Since then he’s performed at various live events such as Verona’s Percussion Summit, Ronnie Scotts and his own 70th birthday party with special guest, Steve Winwood at London’s Jazz Café.
    Pee Wee Ellis - If James Brown was the Godfather of Soul, Pee Wee Ellis was his consigliere. Pee Wee joined James Brown in 1965, became bandleader within six months, and began writing hit after hit with Brown. Pee Wee soon became known as “the Man Who Invented Funk.” In recent years he has turned his prodigious creative attention to other styles, including world music and jazz.

    Alec Dankworth – this regular British Jazz Awards winner has worked with a diverse range of artists including Stephanne Grappelli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Van Morrison, Nigel Kennedy, The Dave Brubeck Quartet and the Cleo Laine/John Dankworth quintet – a superb musician.
    Abass Dodoo – Ghanaian royal master percussionist Abass Dodoo’s counter rhythms and accentuations have coloured dozens of albums and concerts. His polyrhythms touch at the essence of jazz and help to swing Ginger’s music into new dimension.
    Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion very successfully debuted in 2012 at Ronnie Scott’s in London, and followed with sell-out performances in the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan.
    This all-star group clearly exhibits a most convincing approach to jazz. Enjoy a great performance from truly outstanding musicians.

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  • Carmen Lundy


    Sun
    26
    20:00 @ The Everyman
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    Carmen Lundy

    Line Up: Carmen Lundy (Vocals), Patrice Rushen (Piano), Darryl Hall (Double Bass), Jamison Ross (Drums)

    The sensational Carmen Lundy is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and for her dozens of jazz compositions.

    A native of Florida, Carmen attended the University of Miami as an Opera major, but soon discovered that jazz was where her talent really shined.

    She moved to New York City in 1978 and immediately began working in jazz circles throughout the Tri-State area.

    Critic Gary Giddins stated, "I call your attention to jazz singer named Carmen Lundy - she's got it all."

    Having recorded to date over ten albums as a leader, Carmen has also performed and recorded with such musicians as brother and bassist Curtis Lundy, Kenny Barron, Mulgrew Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, Robert Glasper and the late Kenny Kirkland.

    Ms. Lundy is also a gifted actress, active in theatre and TV. She has performed on Broadway and in many TV movies.

    Her music has been featured on many major TV shows including “Mad Men”, as well as feature films and documentaries including “9/11 – A Remembrance”.

    Among her many awards and recognitions, Miami-Dade County proclaimed January 25th "Carmen Lundy Day”, along with handing Carmen the keys to the City of Miami.
    The remarkable Patrice Rushen is an award-winning musician and composer who is also one of the most sought after artists in the US music industry.
    Considered one of the world’s top jazz pianists, she has performed with and produced for such esteemed artists as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Nancy Wilson, Sheena Easton, Carlos Santana and Freddie Hubbard.
    She is a classically trained pianist who originally found success in the 70’s and 80’s with her signature fusion of jazz, pop and R&B. During this time, she composed and recorded many hit songs.
    Patrice is also a four-time Grammy nominee and has been the first female musical director for many of the American entertainment industry’s top award shows, including the Grammy and Emmy Awards.
    Brilliant bassist Darryl Hall from Philadelphia is mostly self-taught and in 1992 quit his day job to pursue his passion for music full time. He won first prize in the Thelonious Monk Jazz competition in 1995.
    He has worked since then with all the big names including Carmen Lundy, Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, Tom Harrell, Robert Glasper, Geri Allen, Stefon Harris, Dianne Reeves, Kirk Lightsey, Ravi Coltrane and Benny Golson.
    Drummer JAMISON ROSS is the 2012 winner of the Thelonius Monk Jazz competition and resides in New Orleans.
    He works with world class musicians including Carmen Lundy, Wynton Marsalis, Billy Childs, Wycliffe Gordon and Irvin Mayfield to name a few. He is a graduate of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead programme – a stunning new talent.
    The Carmen Lundy Quartet is one of the best jazz groups in the world today – unmissable!

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