Povo feat. Andy Bey
cool, contemporary & club jazz
One of Denmark’s hottest modern jazz bands grows bigger than the sum of its parts, when trumpetist Lars Vissing’s playing skills and DJ/ club host Anders Andreasen’s musical knowledge meet. The synthesis rises to the next level with the charismatic vocalisms of their favourite singer, old school African-American Andy Bey.
Vissing’s and Andreasen’s mission is to combine the best features of their beloved 50/60/70’s jazz and its contemporary club heir and so bring the young and old generations of jazz together. Their work has already won accolades from hipsters around the world, like Gilles Peterson, Nicola Conte and Tokyo Jazz Massive.
Born in New Jersey in 1939, the still active singer/pianist Bey has had an awesome career. As a teen he worked with Connie Francis on the Startime TV show and as an adult with Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver and Gary Bartz, to name a few. Idolized by Aretha Franklin, Mos Def and many others, Bey has not recorded that often on his own name, but his albums have always won the highest praise whether it was Experience & Judgement in the 70’s or the recent American Song and Ain’t Necessarily So.
You get a good picture of Povo with Andy on the fresh album The Yellow of The Sun In You, where Saidah Talibah and Temu Bacot share the vocal duties with Bey. Between the originals you find unique interpretations of Dylan and the krautrock icon Can.