UCLA Live Presents Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour at Royce Hall
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
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Featured review from Mona De Sure
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Great talent,wonderful selection of music. I did not care for the scat and was not crazy about the singer's voice. I do not think "Nature Boy" done with scat was a respectful remdition changing the spirt of the song.I loved all of the instumentals.
One of the great names in jazz for over fifty years, the Monterey Jazz Festival takes some of its best performers on tour. Singer Kurt Elling, violinist Regina Carter, guitarist Russell Malone and the Kenny Barron Trio (pianist Barron, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Johnathan Blake) each bring distinctive artistry to the stage in their own sets and in the electrifying closing jam that generations of Monterey fans have come to cherish.