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Oct082010

concert PSAs

Y'know, one of the reasons I love living in London is the gigs!  Genuinelly, I'm amazed that I've managed to see practically every single one of my heroes grace a London stage - I've seen Prince perform with Maceo Parker, I've seen Raphael Saadiq forget the words to 'Detroit Girl', I saw Jay-Z bring Nas out on stage to perform 'Dead Presidents', I saw Bilal stuff his hand down his trousers at the Jazz Cafe and practically m#sterb#te on stage while he ate a peach. 

Bar a couple of acts, I'm on the verge of being able to die a happy man... (as soon as I erase the peach incident from my memory banks).

One of the names that has always managed to escape me though - through rescheduled gigs, cancelled gigs, gigs I didn't even know they were here for - is Soulive.  They're an independent American jazz/funk trio that have released albums on Blue Note Records as well as Stax, and finally I have a ticket to see them 23rd October at the Jazz Cafe.  They're here for 2 nights friends so make sure you secure your ticket, and if you are going on the 23rd, don't forget to bring your autograph book, because I'll be there too (haha, sorry, couldn't resist!)

Jazzanova have also announced a date on 17th November in Scala.  It's their very first concert ever here and they're bringing over vocalist Paul Randolph with them, who contributed 3 songs to the group's 2008 incredible album, 'Of All The Things'.  The fact that they're bringing Randolph over does have me excited that they'll be an album from him soon, and that hopefully our favourite German collective will lend a huge hand in putting it together.

So many gigs, so little time!

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