Cornell Dupree and Soul Survivors feat. Ronnie Cuber

soul-jazz, blues, funk

Blues, jazz and funk are the holy and timeless trinity that inspires these soul-jazz specialists and their 60/70’s-influenced sound. Honed by playing on countless soul/R&B classics, their leader

is a true master of the genre: guitarist Cornell Dupree, while the featured soloist Ronnie Cuber has also got his schooling in top-notch company.

Dupree won a lot of fans with his impeccably cool playing in Stuff, the leading jazz-funk band of the 80/90’s, but having played on 2500 albums, some of them his own, the Texas-born guitarist has

backed up “everybody” from his childhood buddy King Curtis via Miles, Lena Horne and Archie Shepp to Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway and Joe Cocker. His specialty is the uncanny ability to play

lead and rhythm simultaneously. Cornell has written the highly-ranked book Rhythm & Blues Guitar.

Ronnie Cuber is mostly admired as a baritonist, but he handles also soprano, clarinet and flute with ease. He has worked with Eddie Palmieri, Lee Konitz and Frank Zappa as well as Dr. John, Paul Simon and

the Mingus Big Band. On his own albums, like Cuber Libre, Cubism and The N.Y.C.ats Ronnie leans mostly toward hard bop with often some Latin influence.

Soulful grooves, solid musical vision and formidable experience that deepens the solos are the aces up their sleeve which make this band, completed by organist Jimmy A. Smith, bass player Frank Camino and

drummer Clint de Canon, a winning team.

Performances in 2009

Otava Factory
Cafe Jazz
Cafe Jazz