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Jam-All Productions Official Page / Press

“Aulnay All Blues Festival is proud to announce the arrival of one of the outstanding musicians of funk and soul most recognized New Orleans, the legendary David Batiste. founder of the legendary group The Gladiators in 1962, David Batiste and his brothers are considered the founders of the New Orleans funk. Also, the board of this artistic evening "recreate" the living soul funk sound of southern Louisiana with David surrounded this time, his son wonders, world-renowned musicians. Moreover, his youngest percussionist with Damon a deep sense of nuances, is also illustrated as one of the cultural ambassadors who played a major role in the search for links between the African roots of New Orleans and the mother continent. With songs like New Orleans Is Coming Back , Second Line is a Friend of Mine , Jeff and Estelle Blues and Do You David and his son are going to thrill the audience to the heights of rhythmic trance.”

“So where are we with the next generation of the musical dynasties? Will they surprise us with innovation, or deliver mere updates on their fathers’/aunties’/cousins’ legacies? The Unorthodox Drummer: Just Jamal, the latest from Jamal Batiste of the Batiste family raises hopes. Batiste can handle most instruments, pull from a list of talented friends, and produce a highly stylish record that sounds minty fresh on headphones. Ambient neo-soul, thick bass lines and deadly serious keys (Ronald Markham on synth, Conun Pappas on Rhodes, Bernie Worrell in the air) all beg for the first floor of the Funky Butt and seem to echo Philadelphia. Perhaps this is music for a more cosmopolitan Crescent City. Maybe that’s the better question for the next generation: Can the city foster them? Listen to “Fusionristic,” a spacey track with truly unorthodox drumming.”

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