Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tower of Power

There's no band quite like Tower of Power. They're one of the great soul/funk bands, with an unmistakable horn section.
Last night I was lucky enough to go and see them. Great gig. They blew me away. As an experience, it was definitely up there with the Maceo Parker gig I saw at the Brecon Jazz festival a couple of years ago.
Two nights that rival each other for the funkiest moment of my life.
Though I did once shake hands with Jimmy Smith.
That was quite cool too.
I started fantasising about organising the Funkiest Festival on Earth: Tower of Power, Maceo Parker, James Brown, The Meters... well, that would be enough of a roster for me.

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