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Béla Fleck, Marcus Miller, Cassandra Wilson, John Scofield, Poveda, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Rickie Lee Jones at the 29 th Cartagena Jazz Festival (02/10/2009)

A year after the 30 th edition, the Cartagena Jazz Festival, seems to celebrate, and this will be a year full of great figures.

The festival is the oldest in the region and one of the most traditional is the entire national territory, will be held this year from 6 to 21 November to meet with Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones, James Hunter, Concha Buika, Hiromi, Brad Mehldau, Marcus Miller, Fernando Rubio, Cassandra Wilson, John Scofield & The Piety Street Band, Allen Toussaint, Miguel Poveda, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Rickie Lee Jones, Imelda May, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Nicola Conte.

It will be a festival continues with its unorthodox musical journey, which is open to other sounds, beyond jazz.

The organization has released a credit for the entire festival for 60 Euros.

The seats can be purchased through www.ticktackticket.com All festival information, in www.jazzcartagena.com

Díez be the nights of Cartagena Jazz Festival, therefore, is the longest edition many have been held.

Begin on November 6 with a double bill: Béla Fleck & The Flecktones and James Hunter Original.

Béla Fleck's banjo is king, no more figure than he is.

Since publishing Crossing the tracks, in 1979, has recorded over 20 albums, solo or with the Flecktones, and has worked with over a hundred artists.

Come to Cartagena with the most successful band that has provided, The Flecktones.

The New Yorker who has spent over 30 years reclaiming the banjo sound with its mix of bluegrass and jazz, is transgressing genres and innovating textures, and conventional is that it sounds too small.

Before you take the stage at James Hunter, an artist who recovers the essence of black music of the fifties and gained the respect of artists like Van Morrison, who came to refer to him as "one of the best voices and the secret Britain's best kept soul. "

There is a new musical style, the song Afro-Cuban flavored tequila, and has done the hand of Chucho Valdes Concha Buika.

Although it was initially scheduled to attend the two at the festival, is only Buika who come to the festival for reasons unrelated to the organization on Saturday, November 7, to put on stage the songs on the album tribute to Chavela Vargas The last drink , which together have been recorded.

In the Buika album collaboration with Chucho and exciting rescues those old issues Chavela Vargas sang, and Buika, which Chavela called his "black child" has given this album a sign of love.

The last shot shows the pure Buika, the total mix both in its origins Guineans, Mallorca and Gypsies, as their model of singing.

Before the stage will Quartet Hiromi.

Japan's Hiromi burst five years ago on the international scene surprising both friends and strangers with a fresh, infectious music that he drank both contemporary and classical jazz of the most aggressive plots of sonic experimentation.

A tiny body that looks like an innocent protagonist of manga, discharging a blast of energy on the piano.

The following weekend of November begins the big one of the greatest pianists in jazz history, Brad Mehldau, Thursday 12 November.

"His interpretations are paused, weighing each note from the piano and every note seems to concentrate a world of seduction.

His music penetrates the sacred space where ephemeral rite takes the form of mystical experience "with these words defined the jazz critic of El Pais, José María Martínez, the music of Brad Mehldau, one of the pianist complimented the the last two decades, a privileged being who sometimes seems to have six fingers on each hand and two brains.

On Friday 13, Marcus Miller double bill will rescue the mythical Tutu album he recorded with Miles Davis, and Fernando Rubio Cartagena will present his first solo album Tides.

Marcus Miller comes to the Cartagena Jazz Festival with a concert that capital returns that record the history of jazz and will feature the young figure Christian Scott on trumpet.

While best known for his superhuman mastery on bass, also a star of the bass clarinet, a sensational saxophonist, a singer and a prolific producer exciting.

That day also will enjoy the presentation of the record of a musician from the land, the Cartagena Fernando Rubio.

Back on Saturday November 14 at Cartagena Cassandra Wilson.

Cassandra owner of that voice is powerful, mysterious and profound that has to be considered the most important figure in vocal jazz, from the disappearance of Ella Fitzgerald.

His artistic consolidation comes in the eighties, when he began his collaboration with the label "Blue Note", and is considered by Time magazine as the best singer in America.

It is without doubt one of the great contemporary jazz singers.

His career record is in addition to extensive and of great quality, very regular.

Rare is the year it does not take a hard market.

His voice with enormous personality, capable of traveling a long record reaches back to Cartagena Jazz Festival, this time to present their latest album Loverly by which won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Another great day is that John Scofield on stage, accompanied by The Piety Street Band.

Tested the rock, mixed funk and jazz and recording studios and stepped on stage with Chet Baker, Charles Mingus and Miles Davis.

His contemporaries, including Pat Metheny, admire him, and has a high position in the pedestal of jazz.

But still concerned and now the guitarist John Scofield has been given by the gospel.

On the stage of Teatro Nuevo Circo be integrated into a new creature called Piety Street Band.

Composer, producer, pianist and singer Allen Toussaint can, without hesitation, be appointed as a living legend.

His work as composer, producer and performer, especially in the 60s and 70s, helped shape the sound of R & B, soul, and funk as we know it.

Giving a charm and humor to their repertoire, with its seductive rhythms filter indigenous to New Orleans, the city he has always called home.

Toussaint seems to have returned to basics with his latest album.

Surrounded by a group of stars that sound like a band of old friends with producer Joe Henry, pianist Allen Toussaint, a lover of New Orleans native, reinterpreting classic jazz and rhythm & blues on the album The Bright Mississippi has come to present the festival on Sunday 15 November.

Many will wonder who will on Wednesday November 18th Miguel Poveda at a jazz festival, and his latest work The love songs of one of his most jazzy arrangements by Joan Alberto Amargós and the presence among its great musicians Spanish as a jazz bassist Horacio Fumero.

Come to present his album which pays homage to the song.

On Thursday, 19 will be the turn of another major, in this case the Japanese pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto, who returns to tour after ten years alone.

Sakamoto always mastered the art of deconstructing the past and present, to lead to a broader future.

Just published Out of noise, having developed a great career characterized by crossing musical and technological boundaries.

Has experienced and triumphed in many different musical styles to become one of the most respected composers and performers worldwide in the field of popular music, soundtracks and orchestrated music.

With Sakamoto the only constant is change.

On Friday 20, two females, consolidated and mythical Rickie Lee Jones and the promise Imelda May.

The indomitable.

The pop singer more mystified.

The creator of the hymns of the Bohemian California.

The great Ricky Lee Jones will go through the Cartagena Jazz Festival to present the themes of his latest album Balm in Gilead.

Tom Waits ex wife of extraordinary voice, capable of floating on the funk or jazz or folk or country music.

See Ricky Lee Jones is to appreciate all the qualities of a creator who has already installed between the great artists of contemporary music.

For its part, Imelda May has the rare talent and glamor that illuminates the timeless stage.

Whether its peculiar mix of rockabilly, blues and jazz, her extensive repertoire own burlesque-inspired performances or his distinctive interpretation, its appeal is seductive and undeniable.

Inspired by jazz greats as Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and the undisputed queen of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, Imelda is forging a contemporary sound itself.

If things go wrong, Imelda is to rockabilly (or jazz-a-billy, if you prefer) that Amy Winehouse recently represented to the world of soul.

Cool closed the festival and the legendary Nicola Conte The Blind Boys of Alabama.

It is the best gospel group of the world and The Blind Boys of Alabama have just been recognized with a Grammy Award for his entire career, which began seventy years ago at the Alabama Institute for Negro Blind.

This legendary vocal group has expanded its horizons with a mixture of gospel and funk, with special guest blues, never leaving aside the religious involvement that has characterized his style.

With Jimmy Carter to the front from its inception, The Blind Boys Of Alabama have been compared for their effects on the gospel scene with James Brown's soul and funk.

Before these gospel magicians close the festival, will be the turn of Nicola Conte, an Italian DJ and producer responsible for a nu-jazz heavily influenced by bossa nova and jazz from the 60 and 70.

It is next to St Germain and Koop, one of the most important artists in the international nu-jazz scene and has achieved something very important is that their music has created a seal, and can say it sounds like Nicola Conte .

The organization of the festival, as in previous years, has released a payment of 60 euros for all concerts.

The tickets were sold through Internet or www.jazzcartagena.com www.ticktakticket.com 902 also by 150,025.

The sale will be held in the face of the New Circus Theatre box office, Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 14: 00 pm and from 17:00 to 20:00 h.

For ticket information phone 501 615 968.

More information www.jazzcartagena.com

Source: La Mar de Músicas

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