Nearly time for this year’s Mostly Jazz, Funk and SoulFestival (or MoJaFuSo to those in the know) and the good folk behind it all have well and truly excelled themselves this time. Not a duff choice on the bill as far as I can see (and that's rare for any festival) but here are a handful of the best to whet (or given the weather at the moment maybe that should be 'wet') your whistles. Even if you ain't going it's the perfect Friday soundtrack...Odyssey...what a tune! Enjoy...
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic
Oh come on. The dude IS the funk. As close to a musical god as you’re likely to see here on earth...or in space for that matter. Don’t be surprised if UFO’s pack the skies when he’s on.
Okay, so Sly might be sadly missing in action (living in an RV by all accounts) but the Family Stone are guaranteed to bring da party. And you’re invited...hell yeah!
Introducing presents Endtroducing
In a strange kind of art imitating life sort of way a bunch of musicians perform DJ Shadow's sampledelic classic Endtroducing live. Coming soon, DJ Shadow sampling Introducing playing Endtroducing etc...repeat to fade.
Aaaaaaaaahhhahhhhh...I’m a native New Yorker. ‘Nuff said.
Fred Wesley and the New JB’s
The Godfather of Soul’s backing band during his legendary early 70’s period led by original trombonist Fred Wesley. Brown was well known for being the hardest working man in show business so, despite being dead, he might well turn up and do a couple of numbers...hope he's still got this 'tache.
Tickets for MoJaFuSo available right here. May be some on the 'door' but don't bank on it...