For those who missed out on the Jazzinvaders Tour ft no other than Hammond legend Dr. Lonnie Smith there’s some good news 😉 We recorded the whole show we did at Lantaren Venster Rotterdam. Thanks to Rick Keus, Simona Petescu and Frank Montis and their camera’s we’ve got some great quality footage. This on top of the audio recordings by Danny Gras results in some great clips of the band at their best. So… why wait, go check it out for yourself and enjoy. Goes without saying, you’re allowed to share this with all your friends as we like of couse as many people to see and hear what we’ve been working on so hard lately. Continue reading
During the summer of 2012, Netherlands nu-jazz superteam The Jazzinvaders teamed up with Hammond B3 legend Lonnie Smith to concoct one unusually spontaneous album. New material was literally developed in the stroke of hours, and in a matter of days they were complete. The album’s title, That’s What You Say!, borrows a common phrase used by Smith. Regardless of the term’s ambiguous meaning, it’s a cool hip marquee for what envelops on the inside. It puts the old pro in the company of a versatile jazz outfit led by producer and band drummer Phil Martin (aka Timothy van der Holst). He’s also surrounded around enough danceable funk that’s certain to take more than a few wrinkles from above his brow. On the album’s opener, there’s a rollicking dance floor rumble akin to the percussion preludes of “Hey Pachuco” before it dips into Yellowjackets funk. “No Cure” plays with lines from Diana Ross’s “Love Hangover.” Further along the journey, “Song for Lonnie” – teased as a musical tribute to the band’s guest of honor – employs a dazzling array of New Orleans horns, while “Buzzin’” flaunts with sneaky vocal echoes and smoldering “you” chants bearing the equivalence of Two Tons o’ Fun on Sylvester’s dance floor hit, “I Need You.” Continue reading
So, it’s time for The Jazzinvaders to get back on the stages. After the release of their 4th album last week (May 3rd) it’s now time play it out live. Today their little tour starts at the place where it all began: Dordrecht, hometown of the Jazzinvaders. Tonight they’ll be performing at Podium Dolhuis after which there’s more to come. Dr. Lonnie and the band are really looking forward to it so – if you have the chance – go check them out. You’ll find them the next few days at North Sea Jazz Club (Amsterdam), Rabobank Jazzfestival (Amersfoort), Jazzrally (Dusseldorf), Jazz in Duketown (Den Bosch), International Jazz Festival (Enschede), Lantaren Venster (Rotterdam) and Meerjazz Festival (Hoofddorp). Apart from that, Doc will also be teaching at WMDC Codarts in Rotterdam on May 21st and visit the Dutch Hammond Club on May 25th in Maarsen. Hey Hey Yeah Yeah, that’s what we say !
The new album by The Jazzinvaders featuring the amazing Dr. Lonnie Smith on Hammond organ will be released in April 2013. Currently the band is planning a small European tour in May 2013. If you are interested in having this legendary Hammond player with The Netherlands’ finest Danceable jazzband at your venue or festival, do contact us immediately as it will be a one-off event. You will probably be wondering what the new album is gonna sound like… Well this is your chance to get a sneak preview! Check out the band’s super album sampler.