As you’ve hopefully seen, during our temporary closure, we’re digging deep into the Band on the Wall archive to pick out some of our favourite recordings from gigs gone by. For our weekly Live-ish session, we’ll be broadcasting a full archive gig ‘as live’ for you to watch along every Friday evening at 7pm.
Our first stream, Azymuth, went down a storm. So for those of you who missed it, here’s one more chance to catch the full gig, Live-ish.
Continually pushing the boundaries of jazz, funk, electronic music and disco, as expressed through their signature samba swing, the Brazilian mavericks Azymuth have recreated the energy of those spellbinding seventies’ sessions which would launch them into international recognition and confirm their status as one of Brazil’s most successful bands.
From the disco-carnival title track to sunny jazz-funk head-nodder Orange Clouds, through to the deep-space samba Corumbá, Azymuth have drawn upon five decades of consummate craftsmanship – which coupled with their endless desire for experimentation and improvisation – has resulted in a 10-track journey encapsulating the full spectrum of Azymuth’s brilliantly coloured expressionist fusion.
This stream is free to watch, but these are extremely difficult times for an independent non-profit organisation like Band on the Wall, so any and all donations are welcome and enormously helpful.
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To start the stream, hit play on the embedded YouTube Live video.
Horace Andy is a legendary voice in reggae history; a Jamaican roots legend and known to millions as a Massive Attack collaborator. Possessing what must be one of reggae’s most beautiful voices, Andy emerged as a major force in the 1970s when his collaborations with producer Coxsone Dodd and, later, Bunny Lee resulted in a series of songs now considered classics including You Are My Angel, Skylarking, Just Say Who, Don’t Try To Use Me, Zion Gate, I’ve Got to Get Away and Something On My Mind. Later hits include the much-loved singles Government Land and Do You Love My Music and seminal album In The Light.
In 1990, his long-standing collaboration with trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack began which resulted in him contributing to all five of their albums – most notably with Angel on Mezzanine and Five Man Army on Blue Lines. Horace Andy continues to be one of reggae’s brightest voices and most loved stars, and a real favourite of ours here at Band on the Wall.