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【 Live Report 】TD Toronto Jazz: Joe Jackson
By Creators’ Lounge staff Takaomi Yoshida
The pianist on the stage was playing drums by his keyboard and doing drums battle with the drummer.
There was such a crazy sight that I could not believe my eyes and ears.
Joe Jackson appeared on the stage at a slack pace.
He took a seat in front of his keyboard, and started to play music.
He dyed the venue vivid colours by his voice like vintage whisky with the beautiful sound of his piano.
I thought it would be such an elegant night.
I had never imagined that he played the songs such as fusion of Electronica and Jazz, and Rock music with 8th note feel with his band members.
The concert had been turned into the energetic songs from the songs like traditional Jazz which they played in the beginning.
Even though he is 61 years old, his music has brilliance and vitality.
I would like to say his music is “cherishing old knowledge, acquiring new”.
The style of his music is not bound by genre or category, and his individuality shines no matter what kind of music he plays. The thing that I felt was Joe Jackson loves music.
I’m sure everyone who were there had same feeling.
There is a variety of discrimination in all times and places. However, music does not have it. That is a fact in the world.
The concert reminded me such an ordinary thing.
Venue: Nathan Phillips Square – Toronto Star Stage
Date: Sat Jul 2 8:30pm
Ticket Price: Reserved $73.50, Lounge GA $68.00, Main Floor GA $62.50
Buy Tickets: Ticketpro Ticket Information: 1-888-655-9090
Joe Jackson was born on August 11 1954 in Burton-on-Trent, England, but grew up in the South Coast naval port city of Portsmouth.
In 1979 “Look Sharp” (containing the hit Is She Really Going Out With Him) was followed within a year by the very similar I’m The Man (containing the hit It’s Different For Girls) and in 1980 by the darker, more reggae-influenced Beat Crazy. At the end of 1980, drummer Houghton decided to quit, and Joe decided to dissolve the band and try something new.
“Jackson has continued to evolve, turning out pop, jazz, movie scores, and original classical compositions.”
– The New Yorker
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