[JPL] Rochester Jazz Festival/Skatalites

Mitchell Feldman MitchellFeldman at Comcast.net
Thu Apr 10 10:05:39 EDT 2008


Having promoted in the US Jazz Jamaica and Jazz Jamaica All-Stars,  
descendants of the Skatalites that covered "Confucious" and other of  
their hits, that they improvise and play instrumental music is not  
being questioned -- but the reggae backbeat does tend to take it out  
of the "straight" jazz realm and into what the artists themselves call  
"Ska Jazz".
[JPL] Rochester Jazz Festival/Skatalites

George Thomas jazz at vpr.net
Wed Apr 9 19:43:16 EDT 2008
<MitchellFeldmanAssociates at Comcast.net> said:

"Boz Scaggs? Soulive?  IMHO there's not much jazz music coinciding with
the JazzWeek Summit that I'm dying to hear - Jae Sinnett, David
Murray, Tierney Sutton, Barbara Dennerlein & Joe Locke are about it.
Third World, the Skatellites & Wild Magnolias are great but jazz?  I  
don't
think so."
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The Skatalites are jazz. They were inspired by hearing Art Blakey & The
Jazz Messengers and other horn jazz acts coming over the water to  
Jamaica
from
records & radio stations in New Orleans and other locations.

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival has had The Skatalites several times  
and
there was real improvisation and great arrangements every minute, not to
mention killer dance rhythms.

Give them a real listen,

George

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