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History of Pori Jazz. International Festival Every Year in July

Festivaalivuosi 2008

Tower Of Power

18.7.2008 >> LP 43!
19.7.2008 >> Kirjurinluoto Arena

(US)
funk, soul

Ajat muuttuvat, mutta tosi funk pysyy. Kalifornian Bay Arean synkooppikone on ollut alalla 1960-luvun loppupuolelta saakka ja tuo Poriin uusimman inkarnaationsa, jossa laulaa Larry Braggs. Yhtyeen kovin ydin rytmisektiota myöten koostuu yhä neljästä alkuperäisjäsenestä ja aiheuttaa akuuttia liikettä lantiossa.

Tenoristi Emilio Castillo muutti teininä Detroitista Länsirannikolle ja perusti the Gotham City Crime Fightersin, joka pian muuttui the Motownsiksi. Oman materiaalin syntymisen myötä nimi muutettiin Tower of Poweriksi.

Sittemmin lukemattomille artisteille (Little Feat, Santana, Jefferson Starship, etc) tiukkaa torvisektiotaan lainanneesta yhtyeestä tuli tiheäpistoisesti mutkittelevan, jäntevän ja latino-vaikutteisen Oakland-funkin kummisetä. Varhaiset albumit, kuten East Bay Grease, Bump City, Urban Renewal, In The Slot ja Tower of Power – joka sisälsi hitit So Very Hard To Go ja What Is Hip? – ovat nyt klassikoita.

Jatkossakin bändi on levyttänyt tasaisesti, joskin paljon harvempaan tahtiin. Uusimmat pitkäsoitot ovat The Oakland Zone (2003) ja live Soul Vaccination (1999). Mainittakoon, että tv-show Saturday Night Liven musiikillinen johtaja, Porissa parissakin kokoonpanossa esiintyvä saksofonisti Lenny Pickett, on myös Tower of Powerin ex-jäsen.

Members:
  • Emilio Castillo, 2nd tenor sax, backing & lead voc
  • Stephen " Doc" Kupka, baritone sax
  • Francis Rocco Prestia, bass
  • David Garibaldi, drums
  • Larry Braggs, lead & backing voc
  • Roger Smith, keys, backing voc
  • Tom E. Politzer, 1st tenor sax, alto sax, flt, clr
  • Adolfo Acosta, 2nd trp, flglhorn, backing voc
  • Michael "Iron Mike" Bogart, 1st trp, flglhorn, backing voc
  • Mark Harper, guitar, backing voc

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