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Ritenour Leads Top Jazz Stars In RP Fest
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:05:00 02/17/2008
MANILA, Philippines - A world-acclaimed guitarist and a group that brought flamenco music to a wide audience are two of nine acts performing at the 3rd Philippine International Jazz Festival—a 16-day celebration set from Feb. 29 to Mar. 15.
Lee Ritenour, nicknamed “Captain Fingers” after his well-received album of the same title, is set to play on Mar. 10 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. The guitarist has collaborated with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan and Pink Floyd, Bob James, Harvey Mason Nathan East, among others.
In 1985, Ritenour explored his love of Brazilian music in the album “Harlequin,” which he recorded with Dave Grusin. It won a Grammy Award that year.
Chico Bouchiki, founder of the Gypsy Kings, has formed a new group called Chico and the Gypsies who will perform on Mar. 15 also at Sofitel. The Gypsy Kings introduced Rumba Catalana, a pop-oriented version of traditional flamenco music, to an international audience. Chico and the Gypsies are composed of a new generation of guitarists.
The first five days of the jazz fest will include workshops in different universities; a two-day clinic at Rockwell; and a mall tour featuring Bob Aves, Johnny Alegre and other local artists from Mar. 5-8.
Also scheduled to perform are:
Mar. 9, Rockwell Power Plant—Sara Gazarek, 25-year-old jazz vocalist known for her perfect pitch.
Mar. 11, Sofitel— Omar Sosa, Cuban-born, classically trained pianist who has recorded a trilogy of world-jazz albums. Mar. 12, Sofitel—Kurt Elling, singer with an idiosyncratic scat style, demonstrated in his Grammy-nominated album, “This Time It’s Love.”
Mar. 13, Sofitel—Raul Midon, blind singer, songwriter and guitarist whose talents impressed Norah Jones’ producer, Arif Mardin, that he signed him up for a record deal and led to the critically acclaimed album, “State of Mind.”
Mar. 14, Sofitel—Incognito, British band regarded as one of the prime movers of the English acid jazz scene.
Mar. 2-5, mall tour—Frank Woeste, pianist who has won in
international jazz competitions in France, Switzerland, Monaco, Belgium and Spain.
Mar. 13 and 15, Sofitel—Lorraine Desmarais, pianist, composer, musical director, film scorer and professor who has produced a solo lecture-concert called “The Evolution of Jazz Piano.”
Visit www.pijazzfest.com for details. Call 911-5555, 891-9999 or 551-5555 for tickets.
it would be doubly great for maysa leak to join incognito when they come over. i really dug their summer vibe album, the one where they covered a number of legendary tracks by artists like america, earth, wind and fire and john sebastian
^tapos by some twist of fate mapunta din dito ang brand new heavies...anak ng chikiting wakwak...iba na iyan! tapos kasama pa nila si n'dea davenport....hoooweee!
i like their 100 degrees and rising and their beneath the surface cd album. astig iyonit would be doubly great for maysa leak to join incognito when they come over. i really dug their summer vibe album, the one where they covered a number of legendary tracks by artists like america, earth, wind and fire and john sebastian
Yes, that "Bees + Things + Flowers" Incognito CD is muy excelente!
I love the acoustic version of "Everyday" and their cover of the Roy Ayers classic "Everybody Loves The Sunshine".
Damn ubusan ng pera to... Harry Connick, Jr. tapos Swing Out Sister and then there's Lee Ritenour, at Incognito pa
Gusto ko yung Summer in the City ng Incog dun sa Bees album...
Tapos, biglang dumating din si Jay Kay a.k.a. Jamiroquai! Grabe na yan! Star TV has "Live from Abbey Road" which featured him one weekend. That was awesome! I also think Siedah Garrett is a worthy addition to BNH.
For me, it's 100 Degrees and Rising and Positivity. Fabulous!
Yup, same album. Though not many people seem to dig it as much, based on the number of plays this track has received on my imeem account.
Marilyn Scott - Let's Be Friends
i'm glad i have all these precious smooth jazz classics from the 70s to the late 80s in my ipod. hmmm, and to think that at first, all i wanted to load for keeps were ronnie laws's stay awake, carl anderson's closest thing to heaven, the clarke-duke project's i just want to love you, and flora purim's angels. waddayaknow, nakaipon din ako ng marami-rami salamat sa mga suggestions nyo
Check out this funky, sexy vocal track from the 1982 "Magic Windows" CD of jazz-funk great and recent Grammy winner Herbie Hancock:
Herbie Hancock Feat. Vicki Randle - Tonight's The Night
Woot Woot! Got my Jazz Festival tickets for the 14th!!!
Can't wait to see Incognito! Hey Dindi, are you watching? Hope to see all of you true blooded Jazz PExers there!
Funk You all!
XFM92.3: THE NEW HOME OF SMOOTH JAZZ
Anita Baker. Luther Vandross. George Benson. Lee Ritenour. David Sanborn. Regina Belle. India Arie. Brian McKnight. Kenny Loggins. The Who’s Who of Smooth Jazz have found a new home in xFM92.3.
Also once known as fusion, nu-jazz and new adult contemporary played on the “downtempo” side, smooth jazz has evolved into one of the major formats in FM radio – combining the appeal of mainstream music with the purist sound of hardcore jazz, utilizing instruments and vocal improvisation meshed with stylistic influences rooted in funk, pop and R&B.
Emerging from the liquid sound of chillout, XFM has now transformed itself into the hub of the smooth jazz market – a reflection of the preferences of its sophisticated audience base from their twenties to their forties. Weaving its contemporary jazz playlist intricately with the sound of cool pop and rhythm n’ blues, and spanning decades from the 70s up to the most current, XFM proffers a select and distinctive sound that’s neither obtrusive nor monotonous – the perfect aural backdrop for people in their workplaces, or to complement their laidback weekends at home. This “light” sound is the new sound of XFM – a mix that ultimately hits the mark with busy urban audiophiles in the metro.
With program features under way (Samba Sundays, World Music Weekends, Chillout Fridays, Retro Saturdays), blueprints for keeping in step with new media technologies (including greater multimedia access via satellite link) and a flurry of marketing and promotional events to be mounted expect more exciting things to come from the new XFM92.3
Light ‘n up, Metro Manila!
Source: The Philippine Star (Entertainment Section/MARCH 7, 2008)
Who went to see the Lee Rit gig last night? Went to the Pavilion at around 5PM. At the last minute decided not to buy tickets (2.5 a piece), thinking that I'd rather save my extra money for the rumored U2 concert in case it pushes through hehe.
So anyway, we just decided to have a couple of drinks at the open air bar beside the Pavilion and just listened to the band rehearse. That was good enough for me.