Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Still celebrating Jimmy Smith

With the groovy classic "Road Song" setting the tone for French drummer Tony Match's Celebration of Jimmy Smith, the unit featuring Fred, Tony and Italian organ phenom Leonardo Corradi becomes a trio this week for gigs in Zaragoza, Spain, and Madrid. It then becomes a quintet with the addition of Jesee Davis and Fabrizio Basso for two sold out shows at London's Ronnie Scott's and one Saturday night at The New Morning in Paris. 

Last week's quartet shows kept Fred smiling, thanks to friends and fans at a new club in Stuttgart, Germany, and at a familiar favorite just outside Bern, Switzerland. They included a rare glimpse of Fred's vocal improvisation genius on his version of "Got My Mojo Workin'," and featured trumpeter Flavio Boltro and saxophonist Xavier Querou. There also were Paris interviews with Funk-U magazine and TSF Jazz Radio. Here are some photos.

Fred with Funk-U journalist Noe Termine

Flavio Boltro, Leo Corradi, Fred and Tony Match

TSF Jazz Radio, Paris

Fred and Xavier

Onstage at Club Bix, Stuttgart

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