Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Press conference with Graham Nash in Rome

Graham Nash, a former member of The Hollies and a quarter of that other famous group, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, was in Rome promoting his new album which comes out in April. 

Nash spoke about Trump, music and a variety of other things (but NOT his recent break-up with David Crosby!).  

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in concert in Rome 11/03/2016

American alternative rock trio, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, played in Rome’s Monk club.  The band was formed in 1991 and is based in New York City.  Jon Spencer is the band’s frontman and guitarist.    

The band’s roots are largely in rock and roll but it’s also drawn its influences from punk, blues, soul, rockabilly and hip hop.  The band was in town to promote its latest album,  Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tony Allen in concert in Rome

Jazz drummer Tony Allen in concert in Rome 15/03/2016. 

Nigerian-born Tony Allen played in Rome’s Monk Club.  Allen, who was born in 1940, is a jazz drummer whose current work is in honor of another great drummer, Art Blakey.   

Allen’s work also dates back to his meeting in the 1970s with African superstar Fela Kuti.  For his Rome concert Allen was joined on stage by three musicians, Jean-Phillip Dary on piano, Matthias Allamane on bass and an awesome Jowee Omicil on sax and flute. 

(Allen's great sax-flute player, Jowee Omicil)

(Tony Allen, still drumming away at age 76!)

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