In August ’12 The Jazzinvaders spent some days in the studio with Hammond legend Dr. Lonnie Smith. During this session over 10 tracks were recorded. The new Jazzinvaders album ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith will be released early 2013 on Unique Records.
Sometimes opportunity knocks and one has to act with great speed and without reservations. In this case there was a need to visit the Doctor and the outcome of the visit was a nice recipe for a new Jazzinvaders album. The Doctor being none other then the wonderful Dr Lonnie Smith, King of the Hammond Sound and star of the early Blue Note label. Responsible for some legendary recordings with George Benson and Lou Donaldson just to name a few. Lees verder
To celebrate that State of Monc has sold their stock of the first CD pressing, you can digitally download ‘Phantom Speaker’ FOR FREE at http://stateofmonc.bandcamp.com/
We have remixed and remastered tracks 2 and 5 to give the album an even better flow…There is only a limited supply and we will keep the free download open for only two weeks.
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The annual Jazz meeting in Rotterdam was a great success. Once more a great opportunity for The Dutch Nu-Jazz Movement to promote itself. With members of State of Monc, The Jazzinvaders and Scallymatic Orchestra being present, we received very good feedback on the upcoming album by Scallymatic Orchestra ft Soul Mack and lots of people seemed to enjoy the live performances by The Jazzinvaders (live at Radio 6 as well as their successful showcase later that night). Lees verder
Vrijdag 22 juni zal The Dutch Nu-Jazz Movement samen met Music & More aanwezig zijn op de jaarlijkse Jazzdag welke gehouden gaat worden in Lantaren Venster. In de hal treft u ons aan met een gezamelijke stand. Wilt u meer weten over de Dutch Nu-Jazz Movement of bij Music & More aangesloten acts, aarzel dan niet onze stand te bezoeken. Uiteraard zijn er ook de hele dag allerlei showcases aan de gang. 1 daarvan zal worden verzorgd door The Jazzinvaders, tussen 22:30 – 23:00u kunt u deze band aan het werk zien en horen in de foyer van Lantaren Venster. ‘s Middags kunt u ze ook al live gaan zien wanneer ze te gast zijn bij Mijke’s Middag op Radio 6 dat voor de gelegenheid uit zal zenden live vanaf locatie.
After playing the Hendrix repetoire for over a year now, and dealing with some line-up changes, Scallymatic Orchestra is finishing up the album. Recordings are done, mixing is in progress. The album release is due in October 2012 on Flyin’ High Records.
In the mean time we acquired a new singer. The brilliant Soul Mack will be on the mic during future Scallymatic shows. Working as a warehouseman for a ladies underware trader during the day, he sings like a star when he’s on stage at night. This man has a classic soul voice which fits seamless with the arrangements Mathijs Duringhof made of the original Jimi Hendrix songs. So stay tuned, it’s gonna be worthwhile.
During the end of may State of Monc did a small but very successful tour in Germay. It started at a great temporary club in Görlitz ( Alte Fabrik Halle ). A crowd of 300 went in with them and came out chearing. Next : Berlin ( b-flat Acoustic Music & Jazzclub), a straight jazz club with a sitting audience. Happily people loved it…even in a acoustic jazz club. Hamburg was their debut in Jazz am Stellwerk, a club in the ‘Bahnhof’. Great ambience, great club (with a spanking new PA) and very good received. They will hear more of State of Monc. That’s for sure. Thanks to everybody for being there. Keep your ears alive!
It will take a little while but you should know that recently The Jazzinvaders started recording their fourth album. As always, The Jazzinvaders are keen to explore new musical territories so at this moment in time, it is kinda hard to tell which direction they’ll be heading. One thing is for sure, the boys and girl are enjoying the process to the fullest and will come up with some great harmonies, grooves and lovely melody-lines which, put together will be a feast for the listener once more!