As part of Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival, funky acid jazz veterans, James Taylor Quartet, are joined by Freak Power’s taste for trip-hop and soul, in an incredible double bill at 02 Academy Bristol.
James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation, has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years; still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows… with no sign of slowing down. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s and, the band is, without a doubt, one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits in British live musical history today. On dozens of mighty albums and at their legendary gigs at home and around the world, they’ve quietly become a byword for distinguished British creativity.
Funk duo Freak Power, that is the culmination of talent from Ashley Slater (Microgroove) and Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), join this legendary quartet in a blisteringly groovy double bill.
With support from Bristol’s own Funk maestro James Morton, this is a jam packed night of distinguished British creativity.
Yvonne Yanney – Vocals
Andrew McKinney – Bass
Pat Illingworth – Drums
Mark Cox – guitar
James Taylor – organ
Part of Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival. For more information and to view the whole line-up click here.
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