This musical creation is inspired by Boogaloo and Jump music,
fruit from the joyous and colourful Caribbean and African Jazz heartland.
Although Boogaloo was born in Duke Ellington’s 1930s, the movement’s heyday was in New York at the end of the 60s. Among the more emblematic figureheads were Ray Charles, Rusty Bryant, Ivan Joe Jones and Pete Terrace. The flame was carried on via memorable cinema cameos by singer-songwriters such as Isaac Hayes (Shaft) and Lalo Schiffrin (Bullit).
Twenty years after the release of his first solo album, Phil JL Robert directs this musical fusion with all the experience gleaned from his writings, arrangements and artistic direction projects.
All tracks were recorded at the Splendid Recording Studio, the Feel-Time Studio. Releasing this album (exclusively) on vinyl is both an artistic choice and a technical challenge.
The fragile black record is an object of pleasure that becomes ever more precious through time, just like this project itself.
In its full format, the show includes eight musicians, a V-Jay and an MC who uses the spoken word to fortify the link with the audience.
The V-Jay’s interactive images are the visual extension of the artistic spiritualism.
It’s an invitation to continue the harmonious journey in communion, where music and the MC’s “soul” bond together with the firm intention of reinventing a new chapter in musical history each and every evening.
Guitar, compositions: Phil JL Robert
Drums: Davy Honnet
Percussion: Xavier Desandre Navarre
Hammond organ : Anthony Honnet
Baritone & Alto Sax: Philippe Sellam
Trombone: Nicolas Benedetti
Trumpet & Flute : Hippolyte Fevre
MC - Vocals : Melvin Clairault
V-Jay : Renaud Bayard
Semester 2nd 2015 Vinyls & CDs on Street !
April 11 / 2015 Villeneuve le Roi / France
May 12 / 2015 Music Academy International, Nancy / France
May 14 / 2015 Petit Journal Montparnasse, Paris / France ...