- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Sunny & The Sunliners, Kashmere Stage Band, Spanky Wilson, Oscar brown jr., Shuggie Otis and more.
Jumping The Gap Show 31 Oct 2012
A big announcement for Jan 2013's Sydney Festival is the Kashmere Stage Band, whose tightly combined funk/big band arrangements belie this multitudinous former Texan high school band's ages when recording. Now in their 50s, their early gems were great openers 2day alongside Sunny & The Sunliners, who started a loose sunshine theme as the temp soared above 30c in a pre-summer Sydney. Amongst other solar-celebrating tunes (like a steaming cover of Cream - 30+ of course), were newies from Karriem Riggins, a Georgie Anne Muldrow project & a fresh New Mastersounds album, plus oldies from Earth Wind & Fire (not a total ban then today) & Afro-disco-funkster Oby Onyioha - she of the Enjoy Your Life adage (big thanks to Jön of the Vinyl Frontier for reminding me of this track). We closed with Monday Nov 5's must-see Sydney gig star: Gregory Porter. After all the Supporter Drive chatter for last 2 weeks nice 2 B back 2 to some longer music mixes. Enjoy, Paris