Wednesday, July 16, 2008

EUMIR DEODATO Paris New Morning July 15th 2008

Bootsy 's getting ready for James Brown's tribute show tomorrow @ Bataclan

Percussionist extraordinaire Gerardo Velez
Hi there .
A few pics from Eumir Deodato ( © Guino Patrice ) yesterday at the New Morning plus
BOOTSY COLLINS arriving at the Studio Bleu nextdoor for the rehearsals for tonight's gig at the Bataclan .
Danny Ray , James Brown's MC was there too, i didn't the others but they were there ( He was in Paris with Tony Cook for a concert in June , see review on this site ).

EUMIR DEODATO if you don't know him , is a pianist from Brasil who produced and arranged albums from people as diverse as Franck Sinatra , Kool & the Gang , KD Lang , Bjork...
He released many movie soundtracks and his own Jazz /pop - crossover records .
Eumir was here, in the very same club, last year and it's with great pleasure that we welcome him back. Tonight he has a expanded band, mostly all italians, including 2 brass players and a fantastic american percussionist ( making the show ) who played with Jimy Hendrix at woodstock.
The music, a combination of Jazz rock fusion is lively and the atmosphere is hot. Some of his best songs are performed (" Superstrut" , "Rhapsody in Blue " , "Skyscrapers " and the super "Also Sprach Zarathustra" ). Someone from the audience even exchanged his shirt with Eumir who's very communicative with the frenchies ; he speaks fluent french .
Most of the songs are extended to the max ( from 10 to 15 min )with soli from the musicians .
The show ended with a cool rendition of Steely Dan's " Do it again" .
Very good night indeed
Deodato here with a fan

Here's a video " do it again " ( first part ):