Sunday, August 10, 2008

Gent Jazz Festival 2008

Well, it's been a while since my previous post... These last couple of weeks there's a lot of festivals and stuff going on. So rather than writing about music I've preferred actually enjoying it live!
One of my all-time favourites is the Gent Jazz Festival (formerly known as Blue Notes Records Festival). Some of the gigs I enjoyed most were by Stefano Di Battista Quartet, The Herbaliser, Marcus Miller, The Neville Brothers, Cocorosie and Soil & "PIMP" Sessions...

I've looked up some music by some of the forementioned bands and artists. You should check them out in the comments section.

The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon (1989 - R&B)
The Neville Brothers, an R&B, soul and jazz group, was formed in 1976 in New Orleans, LA.
Yellow Moon is a 1989 album by The Neville Brothers. It features their biggest hit Yellow Moon. The Neville Brothers made a bid for pop/rock stardom with this well-produced album for A&M, their first under a new pact with the label inked in the late '80s. It was certainly as solid as any they cut for A&M; the vocals were both nicely arranged and expertly performed, the arrangements were basically solid, and the selections were intelligently picked and sequenced. The album charted and remained there for many weeks, while the Nevilles toured and generated lots of interest. It didn't become a hit, but it did respectably and represents perhaps their finest overall pop LP.

Marcus Miller - Free (funk - 2007)

Soil & "PIMP" Sessions - Discography
Insane party jazz by a Japanese combo (see photo). They label their music as 'Death Jazz'.

Links are in the comments section. Thanks to the original uploaders.