[JPL] Rochester Jazz Festival/Skatalites

George Thomas jazz at vpr.net
Thu Apr 10 20:46:37 EDT 2008


Seems very similar to Jelly Roll Morton's "Latin Tinge"

George
>
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> 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."
> --------------------------------------------------
> 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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