Monday, January 15, 2007
A Jazzathon afternoon
One very cool performance we are looking forward to is a combination of Arno Carstens, Elana Afrika and Gloria Bosman for Santam in March – an awesome combination of styles that is going to be a real pleasure to witness. But I will have more to say about that closer to the time.
Yesterday was a beautiful afternoon – one of those balmy Cape Town summer Sundays, when there isn’t a breathe of wind, the blueness of the sky is classed as unique and it’s a stunning temperature… And then of course it was also the final day of the 2007 Jazzathon at the V&A Waterfront. Which is why we were grateful to get a table at the Paulaner Brauhuas, sipping white beer to the sounds of Cape Town Jazz.
VJR was last up, taking the festival to its final sundown, and although they were performing some tracks from their 1st CD that I am not that fond of, their class in undeniable. We were especially entertained when Andrew Ford, the keyboardist, put drummer Frank Paco and bass guitarist Sammy Weber to the test by setting down a tune vocally, to which they had to respond! Very cool – they were spot-on every time!
So in celebration of Cape, and South African Jazz, I thought I would present a small clip of SA Jazz King, Hugh Masekela, in performance with Ladysmith Black Mambazo as part Paul Simon’s Graceland tour in Zimbabwe in 1987.
Hope you have a great week!
whenever you are able to come to the motherhouse of the Paulaner Brauhaus in Munich you are very much welcome! Only a little walk away from our home (we celebrated the christening of my wonderful daughter Helen there) I am sure that we would have great fun there, too.
Prosit - Cheers!! Martin