Live At Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta
Friday, 27th March, 2009 (Germany)
Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick
Peter Gontha Studio
01. I Can See The Future
02. Pieces Of A Dream
03. Deep Waters
04. Without You
06. Can't Get You Out Of My Head
07. Talkin' Loud
08. When The Sun Comes Down
09. Morning Sun
10. Always There
11. Clav Interlude
13. Reach Out
14. Nights Over Egypt
15. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
17. I Hear Your Name
18. Still A Friend Of Mine
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“INCOGNITO”: A BLAZING LIVE SET AT THE 2008 JAVA JAZZ FESTIVAL IN JAKARTA *****
Five MARVELOUS Stars! The famed British soul, R&B, & 'acid jazz' group “Incognito” 'are' 30 years into their illustrious career of performing soulful vocals over infectious & hypnotic beats with hot jazzy brass, reed, guitar, & synth solos under the leadership of Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick. They celebrated that anniversary with a gala concert in London. In this live video they perform before a huge enthusiastic crowd at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. "Live in Jakarta” presents “Incognito" as a 12 piece band with a quintet of vocalists, a trio of horn players, rhythm section, and Bluey is on guitar, vocals, and keyboards, directing things from the back. The 1 hour and 48 minute set is full of passionate vocals, deep vamps, driving beats, and hot instrumental solos. They are the direct lineage and on the same level of groups like the James Brown band; Chicago; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Tower of Power; and Earth Wind and Fire thanks to the talented singers and the jazzy precision and solo expertise of the horns and rhythm section.
The ‘best of the best' begins with “I Can See The Future” by Imani, followed by “Pieces Of A Dream”, and then a passionate performance by soul diva Maysa singing and scatting her way through “Deep Waters”. Tony Momrelle gets soulful on "Without You" and there is a spectacular “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” by vocalist Joy Rose. There are hardswinging covers of Ronnie Laws’ “Always There”, a stunning version of the Jones Girls’ “Nights Over Egypt” featuring Joy Rose, and “Talking Loud” by Maysa. "Incogito" consists of vocalists Maysa, Tony Momrelle, Imani, Joy Rose, and local Indonesian favorite Dira; the brass & reed trio is Paul Greenwood on tenor sax and flute, Trevor Meyers on trombone and synthesizer, and Sid Gauld on trumpet and flugelhorn; and the rhythm section is Francis Hilton on bass, Richard Bailey on drums, and Matt Cooper on keyboards. On this video, 'The United Nations of Incognito’ presents a long, continuous set of high quality and consistency that left the audience chanting for more. My Highest Recommendation. Five FIERY Stars!
(The overall song listing: "I Can See The Future”, "Pieces Of A Dream”, "Deep Waters”, "Without You", “N.O.T.", “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”, “Talking Loud”, "When the Sun Comes Down”, “Morning Sun”; “Always There”, “Colibri”, “Reach Out”, “Nights Over Egypt”, “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”, “Everyday”, “I Hear Your Name” and “Still A Friend of Mine”).