Fred Wesley & The New J.B.s (live) - Band on stage around 8pm, Jazzheadchronic
Sun Apr 22 - The South London Soul Train takes a knee, bows it's funky soul and welcomes one of the true Godfathers of Funk - ex James Brown side man / arranger and stage destroying Trombonist, The Legendary FRED WESLEY & THE NEW J.B.s (LIVE). The Mighty FRED WESLEY dropping in for the second of a couple of live South London Soul Train early evening stage quaking concert specials. (Band on stage at 8pm). With your host JAZZHEADCHRONIC on deft deck duties to deliver the fonk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk, til yoh feet bleed :D
But tonight, it's all about The Legendary FRED WESLEY! We going 'Across The Tracks' with a 'Grunt' and we "gonna have a funky good time" and "Paaaaaaarty". "Damn right he is somebody!" Don't miss this rare chance to see one of the greatest living artists in the world of Funk, Jazz and Soul. Part of our on-going mission to seriously move your mind and body + force feed yoh soul with the absolute best of times at The CLF Art Cafe + Beyond.
Legendary bandleader, trombonist and author Fred Wesley is one of the forefathers of funk still setting the standard with his jazz-funk band The New JBs. Together for more than 25 years, the band is a living celebration of roots funk and more, performing such hits as “Pass the Peas” made with James Brown and the JBs including Maceo Parker, as well as selections from the P-Funk years and Fred’s own and others’ soulful jazz and blues compositions.
Fred’s critically acclaimed memoir “Hit Me, Fred: Recollections of a Side Man” (Duke University Press, 2002) chronicles through hilarious stories a half century of music through the eyes of one of the world’s most-sampled musicians.
Born in Columbus, Georgia, and raised in Mobile, Ala., Fred began his career as a teenage trombonist with Ike and Tina Turner. He later was music director, arranger, trombonist and a primary composer for Brown from 1968-1975, then arranged for and played with Parliament-Funkadelic and Bootsy’s Rubber Band.
With Brown, Fred became “the world’s most famous sideman, orchestrating the sinuous grooves and contributing the bold, surgically precise solos that defined the language of funk.” He helped take funk to the next level with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins.
Fred has recorded a dozen solo albums including the cult favorite “House Party,” is featured in the Oscar-winning documentary “When We Were Kings” and countless other documentaries and books about the funk, and gives master classes around the world.
Also a veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra, Fred has worked with scores of other artists, from Ray Charles to Russell Gunn. His current projects include the organ trio Generations, collaborations with the klezmer-funk-hip hop unit Abraham Incorporated, and his James Brown predecessor, mentor and friend Pee Wee Ellis + we truly can't wait to welcome him back to The South London Soul Train Live stage.
The South london Soul Train (as always) taking all passengers on a Non-Stop Magical Mystery Tour through all things Too Damn Funky. P-Funk to Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz to Rare Groove N’ Stax, Brass, Breaks, Bop and Hop to Motown, Club Classics and Anthems.
However - Passengers are requested to check their Souls at the Station as this ones for good time party people only! No Bass Wobbles Here, Only Love, Funk and Souuuuuuuul.
The SLST Fred Wesley Live Concert Special Part 2 runs 7pm to 10pm-Later / £5-15 Adv or £15 OTD. Band on stage at 8pm performing 2 sets.
The SLST normally Runs 10pm - 5am / £5/7/10/13 Adv from RA or £15 OTD / Takes place on the 1st, 2nd + 3rd Sat of each month + on-going specials at The CLF Art Cafe www.clfartcafe.org and The last Sat of each month at OMEARA London + Beyond.
NOTE: TIX ALWAYS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR.
NEXT EVENTS: Sat Apr 28 (OMEARA London) - The South London Soul Train with JHC, Shaka Loves You + More in 3 rooms at Omeara https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1092444
Followed by (Back to The CLF Art Cafe)
Sat May 05 - The South London Soul Train with JHC, K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade (Live) + More on 4 floors https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1033618
Time to keep getting it on,
See you on the dancefloors fo sho