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mercoledì 7 aprile 2010

THE SKATALITES + The Duckers + Guest - domenica 16 maggio 2010

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THE SKATALITES
Line up: Lester Sterling / Lloyd Knibb / Doreen Shaffer / Cedric Brooks / Natty Frenchy / Kevin Batchelor / Val Douglas / Andrae Murchison / Cameron Greenlee
Il più grande e leggendario gruppo ska di ogni epoca. Nel sound degli Skatalites c'è l'inizio di tutto: da loro discende tutto lo ska e il rocksteady esattamente come dai Wailers discende il reggae. Bastano 18 mesi scarsi per inseminare la musica dell'isola e la storia dello ska: molto più che una semplice band, o una riunione di solisti straordinari, gli Skatalites sono una vera e propria istituzione, il sound della Jamaica tra gli anni Cinquanta e i Sessanta.


46th anniversary


biography:



Line up: Lester Sterling / Lloyd Knibb / Doreen Shaffer / Cedric Brooks / Natty Frenchy / Kevin Batchelor / Val Douglas / Andrae Murchison / Cameron Greenlee


When the Jamaican Military Band traveled to New Foundland in 1961, three years prior to the formation of The Skatalites, Lester Sterling was a member of the band. He was surprised to find the audience requesting Island music. In spite of this eye opening experience, for years, even the best Kingston producers primarily targeted their sounds to Jamaican dancehalls, with little thought paid to an international audience.

When The Skatalites played St. Petersburg, Russia in 2001, the band was surprised by the international response. One pair of Russian musicians traveled over 8000 miles by train from Vladavirstock, playing their own brand of Russian acoustic reggae along the way to help pay their travel expenses. Latin American fans have been known to journey all the way to Europe to catch a glimpse of the founders of ska, who rarely play South America, which is having a ska renaissance. Japan is ska mad too, where tribute band The Skaflames have a solid following and have shared the stage with the ska forefathers. On a recent Skatalites tour in Japan, one young Japanese woman arrived with sax in hand, songs memorized, ready to play along.

By the end of this year's tour, the Skatalites will have performed on every continent. Celebrating international unity, World Village Records releases From Paris With Love on May 13, 2003. The album was recorded in Paris and named after the skaliciously adapted film theme, "From Russia with Love."

Nearly four decades after the Skatalites formation, From Paris With Love features five original members. Drum and bass team Lloyd Knibb and Lloyd Brevett pre-dates the Skatalites, having played together for 57 years. Saxophonist Lester Sterling, trumpeter Johnny 'Dizzy' Moore and soulful vocalist Doreen Schaeffer carry on the never-ending rhythm they pioneered. Cedric 'Im Brooks, musical arranger and bandleader for Count Ossie and diverse projects including the consummate Light of Sabba, adds his sax to the mix.


Rounding out the roster are tenured Skatalites like jazzman Will Clark and Devon James, a fellow Jamaican who played the North Coast hotel scene with many of the original members. Ken Stewart came to the group 'by accident' in the mid-80's when the Skatalites started to trickle to the States. Before they regrouped, Lloyd Knibb started playing drums with Stewart in a local reggae band, and soon after they were both Skatalites opening for the Bunny Wailer Liberation tour. Kevin Batchelor, another reggae veteran, has played with Maxi Priest, Big Mountain and Steel Pulse.

"Of all the Skatalites' albums since the re-grouping, this one is closest to the raw-sounding Studio One stuff," said Ken Stewart. "It's basically a live recording. We arrived in Paris on Christmas Day and did 15 tracks in 16 hours. In the studio, we turned off all the processors and we didn't do any overdubs. It was just Knibb and Sterling saying, 'Do this...Tweak that...' Those guys have incredible ears."


In the Beginning, Ska was Created

The Alpha Cottage School and the Origins of the Skatalites

The Skatalites brought together the top musicians and styles of the time-fusing Boogie-Woogie Blues, R & B, Jazz, Mento, Calypso, and African rhythms -to create the first truly Jamaican music: Ska. Throughout the mid-twentieth century, experience in big bands solidified the prowess of most Jamaican musicians; yet, the genesis for many great Skatalites goes back to a boy's school established for the wayward.

The Alpha Cottage School, run by Roman Catholic nuns, educated many of the future Skatalites. Founded in 1880 and having its own band since the 1890's, Alpha was essentially a military style school that also developed top-notch musicians. Tommy McCook became a pupil there in 1938, playing his sax in the school's best orchestra by 1942. Fellow Skatalites, including master penman and trombonist Don Drummond, Johnny 'Dizzy' Moore, and Lester Sterling also attended Alpha, same way for Cedric Brooks.


"It was a good school. If you had ambition you could learn a trade: printer, carpenter, bookbinder, tailor, shoemaker, electrician," recalls Sterling. "You also could choose your instrument and tell the band leader... trumpet, sax, drum. Sometimes the bandleader would put you on the instrument he needed. Ruben Delgado was our teacher for band. A good teacher, he had studied in England and been in the military band." Delgado's band held Lester, Dizzy, Don Drummond, and Rico Rodriquez simultaneously. Dizzy Moore recalls wanting to play music from an early age. His parents didn't approve of the image and nightlife associated with musicians. When Dizzy heard a friend playing music he asked where he learned. The boy said, "Alpha, but you have to be bad to go there." Dizzy replied, "That's easy, man." Two years later, Johnny 'Dizzy' Moore was a pupil at Alpha; his folks glad to be straightening him out, Dizzy just happy to play music. Alpha, the beginning.

The Alpha School produced more than their share of the musicians of prominence during the '40's and '50's dance band era. The best of these players were central to the emerging sounds of the '60's. As set musicians, the Skatalites backed the top singers of the day. Stranger Cole, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Toots and The Maytals, Delroy Wilson, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter Tosh, and Jimmy Cliff are a few who benefited from tight rhythms cultivated by the new Ska collective.


As a studio recording force, the band was placed all on one track with the singer on another; 'one take' recording. These conditions forged a union among the musicians that had only one logical conclusion. Tommy McCook, Rolando Alphonso, Johnny Moore, Lester Sterling, Don Drummond, Lloyd Knibb, Lloyd Brevett, Jerome Hinds, and Jackie Mittoo began working together regularly in the early sixties and formed The Ska-talites in June of 1964. The name game went on for some time. Space themes like The Orbits and Ital-ites were being tossed around. When Knibb suggestion Satellites, Tommy McCook reportedly said, "We play ska... The Skatalites."

Ernest Ranglin, Harold McKenzie, and others built on this foundation. Other great names traveling with the band included Reverend Billy Cooke and Percival Dillon, along with top-quality singers like Lord Tanamo, Doreen Schaeffer, and Jackie Opel.

The tradition of inspiring and playing on the front lines of musical frontiers has continued. In the 80's and 90's, English ska revival groups like Madness, The Specials, and Selector and their American counterparts The Slackers, HepCat, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, No Doubt and The Rocksteady 7, all tribute the Skatalites as a primary influence. This new generation have collectively opened for and played with the Skatalites, raising awareness for and reviving the fan base for a new wave of ska.

From the start, The Skatalites changed Jamaican music forever. The creation of ska -the father of rocksteady, the grandfather of reggae -gave us eternal rhythms that now infiltrate the globe.

"The Skatalites: Jamaica's answer to the Motown house band and Booker T. and the MG's combined" - Rolling Stone

http://www.skatalites.com/

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The DUCKERS dall'estate 2008: la formazione, strumentale, è composta da trombone a tiro, sax contralto, batteria basso e chitarra... da poco hanno ampliato il loro numero di componenti e hanno "reclutato" un sax tenore.

Ska - Jazz, Musica allegra e che tiene compagnia!!! eseguono soprattutto pezzi propri senza disdegnare l'esecuzione e la rielabolazione di alcune cover nel vecchio e indimenticabile stile Ska!!! Han condiviso il palco con Mr.T Bone & Cato, Furio (Pitura Freska & ska-j), New York Ska Jazz Ensamble. Influenze: Skatalites, New York Ska Jazz, Prince Buster, Bob Marley, Rotterdam Ska-Jazz, Roy Paci, Skalariak....

http://www.myspace.com/skaduckers

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