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Maceo Parker with Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis no BMW Jazz Festival 2012 – Post Atualizado


E foram anunciadas as atrações do BMW Jazz Festival 2012.

Dentre as atrações, teremos a aguardada apresentação de Maceo Parker and his band with Special Guests Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis.

O BMW Jazz Festival acontecerá de 8 a 10 de junho em São Paulo, e de 11 a 13 de junho no Rio.

Em São Paulo o festival acontecerá no Via Funchal, e no Rio de Janeiro no Teatro Oi Casa Grande.

Segundo informações, dia 10 de junho, Maceo Parker e The Clayton Brothers farão um show gratuito no Parque do Ibirapuera.

Além dos shows, o BMW Jazz Festival oferecerá seis workshops gratuitos, na Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo, ministrados por Chick Corea, Lenny Whitw, Stanley Clarke, Charles Lloyd, Christian Scott e Trombone Shorty.

Vejam as outras atrações do BMW Jazz Festival:

Corea, Clarke & White – Projeto de Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke e Lenny White (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro)

Charles Lloyd (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro);

The Clayton Brothers (São Paulo);

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro);

Ambrose Akinmusire (São Paulo);

Nintey Miles Project (São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro);

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society (São Paulo);

Toninho Ferragutti e Bebê Kramer (São Paulo).

Se ano passado a Família Original esteve presente nos dois shows de Fred Wesley no Brasil, com certeza não iremos ficar fora dessas apresentações.


S.O.U.L – Can You Feel It and SOUL What Is It


Originating in Cleveland, OH, S.O.U.L. stood for “Sounds of Unity and Love.” The members were Lee Lovett(bass), Gus Hawkins (sax/flute), Paul Stubblefield (drums), and Walter Winston (guitar). Larry Hancock (vocals/organ) was added in 1971 and Bernard (Beloyd) Taylor (guitar) replaced Winston in 1972. All had been involved in music before the formation of S.O.U.L. The fellows entered a battle-ofthe- bands contest in 1970, sponsored by the May Company department store in Cleveland, WHK radio station, and Musicor Records. The group won the first prize of 1,000 dollars and a recording contract with Musicor. They traveled to New York City in 1971 and recorded a 45 entitled “Down in the Ghetto Parts I & II” which exceeded the expectations of Musicor by doing so well regionally. They cut a second single, then were invited back to New York to record an album. What It Is consisted of seven tracks and illuminated the versatility of the band. They did covers of jazz and funk tunes to augment their two singles. It did quite well, cracking the Top 40 album spot on Billboard’s soul album chart and nesting there for two months. The album was released in the United Kingdom and other European countries in the early ’90s on the BGP label where S.O.U.L. is a cult figure.

S.O.U.L – Can You Feel It

01 Can You Feel It

02 Tell It Like It Is

03 Do What Ever You Want To Do

04 Peace Of Mind

05 My Cherie Amour

06 Love,Peace And Power

07 To Mend A Broken Heart

08 Sleeping Beauty

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01 Down In The Ghetto

02 Get Ready

03 Burning Spear

04 Express Yourself

05 Soul

06 Message From A Blackman

07 Menphis Underground

08 Can You Feel It

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S.O.U.L – Expedition


Born in Atlanta, GA in 1947, Freddie Terrell was born into a musical family. His mother was in The Every Ready Gospel Singers with her 2 sisters and mother while his father Johnny was in an alkl male group called The Southern Belles. He would be hired (he wanted to be in a group so bad but had to wait) at age 12 or 13 as a guitarist in his father’s band. He would get into secular music through Jazz, and a band in school called The New Breed. They played Jazz favorites of the time, and then Freddie moved on to R& B through his friend Jay Floyd. Floyd played bass with Lee Moses in a band called the Showstoppers. It was here Terrell could let it all hang out, something Christian music did not allow guitarwise. Terrell played the club scene with Moses, playing with jamming such as Mighty Hannibal, Calvin Arnold (who produced this record), and even Jimi Hendrix, who was in town playing with the Isley Brothers. Freddie played on many of Lee Moses ( Musicor, Dynamo) and Hermon Hitson ( Minit, Atco), and went on to make music further with Mighty Hannibal, Major Lance, and Wilson Pickett. The latter two he would go on tour with, most notably with the Wicked One. Terrell worked the Chitlin’ Circuit in Pickett’s band, touring extensively with the who’s who of R & B in the 60’s. After his time with Pickett he released “You Had It Made” on Capitol with The Blue Rhytym Band, and later went on to form The Soul Expedition. A church based band, they would play in church but also back major players when they came through. Their debut on Lefevre was pressed in small quantities and is definitely sought after. The Soul Expedition were reissued by Jazzman many years after. As the music progressed to Disco, the Soul Expedition went their separate ways, with Terrell, the master guitar player, working as a sideman once again for many years This very record is what Freddie is best known for. He continues to play music today, some 40 years plus since he started.

Soul Expedition

01 Itching

02 We Gonna Make it

03 I’ll Be Standing By

04 Take it from the Top

05 Night Life

06 Get Down On It

07 I Don’t Known What This World is Coming To

08 There Ain’t Enough Time

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