the roots – nice jazz festival

A surprise entry on this year’s Nice Jazz Festival programme was The Roots. They’ve been plying their own unique brand of live hip hop for some time now, but their energy definitely hasn’t diminished. They also have a fairly substantial bass sound going for them too. Quite a show. (Sorry about the sound quality on this one).

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Dee Dee Bridgewater Red Earth Malian Project

A little snippet from one of the most lively African shows I’ve seen in a long time. A tripped-out, tribal version of a blues classic was a high-point. As was this moment.

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