【 Live Report 】TD Toronto Jazz: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

TD Toronto Jazz: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
By Creators’ Lounge staff Yui Yoshikawa(Torocal Girls / トロカル女子)

Saturday, 25 Jun.
“Awesome.”

I couldn’t find any other words.
This year was Toronto Jazz Festival’s 30th anniversary.
Needless to say, the venue was crowded with many people at the day I visited.

Some stood up on the chair and began to dance as the show started.
Back band treated us very well with their generous groove.
Also the calm wind was blowing, which made us feel so nice.

Two of choruses were also great.
Their voices were thick and warm.
The number of the audience standing up was increasing step by step.

When Sharon appeared on the stage, I was surprised by her energetic and beautiful voice.
The big energy that she was giving out, involved so many audiences, made me hardly to believe she is over 60 years old.
I couldn’t find any words, but there was the perfect music space for sure.

Tone shows not only their technique but also their experience values and personalities.
I think these influence on music especially jazz.
How to be individual in a band, a depth and a warmth of tone or voice.

It was so amazing I couldn’t leave for a while thanks to the afterglow.




Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

6月25日土曜日

素晴らしい。

もうこの一言に尽きる。
今年で30周年のToronto Jazz Festival。
アニバーサリーでもあるが、この日も多くのオーディエンスが席を埋めていた。

アクトが始まると同時に立ち上がって体を揺らす人たち。
楽器隊の生み出すグルーブ感は包容力を持ち、私たちをもてなす。
初夏の柔らかな風と相まってとても気持ちがいい。

コーラスのふたりも抜群のボーカリスト。
厚みのある、あたたかい歌声で色を加える。
腰を上げるオーディエンスの数も増していく。

Sharonが登場するとその一際パワフルな歌声に驚かされた。
60歳とは思えないエネルギーを放ち、周りを取り込み、巻き込んでいく。
言葉では表現しがたい、完璧な音楽空間がそこにはあった。

音にはその人のテクニックだけではなく、経験値やその人自身の性格的なものも表れる。
特にジャズはそういったものが色濃く反映されるジャンルだと思う。
バンド内での個々の在り方、音や声の深みやあたたかさ。

素晴らしすぎてライブ後も余韻でしばらくその場を離れられなかった。

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Official Website
http://sharonjonesandthedapkings.com/
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Official Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sharonjonesandthedapkings
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Official Twitter
https://twitter.com/SharonJones




Sharon Jones And the Dap-Kings
Venue: Nathan Phillips Square – Toronto Star Stage
Date: Sat Jun 25 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

Sharon Jones And the Dap-Kings have almost singlehandedly revived soul and funk music. Their four critically acclaimed albums captured the essence of Motown and Stax Records in their heyday, gaining them a cult-like following.

Give The People What They Want is certainly an appropriate title for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ latest release. After more than a decade of nearly constant recording, collaborating, and touring as one of the most formidable and consequential live acts performing today, they know what their audience wants from them.
They know, because it’s what they want, too.

This Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ je ne sais quoi – which has attracted everyone from Prince to Beck to John Legend to Michael Bublé, not to mention countless fans – is found both on stage and in the recording booth. In the three years since the last release, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have played major festivals, arenas and clubs all over the world including The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House and multiple sold-out nights at the Apollo Theater in New York City. The band has also been featured on multitudes of television shows from The Colbert Report to Tavis Smiley and the Tonight Show.

After two year of touring behind 2010’s lauded I Learned The Hard Way, the band reconvened at home in Bushwick’s Daptone House of Soul Studios to begin work on their fifth album.

The latest album is seasoned with the unbridled soul you’ve come to expect, even need from the 11-piece band, yet there’s a freshness in the band’s performance and songwriting that gives the group’s fifth studio album a unique feel, unlike anything they have released to date.. The sharp danceable funk grooves stick to your bones, the fervent, impassioned singing goes straight to your heart; and those sweet soul hooks stay in your head for days on end. What more could anyone ask for?




“May she remain unstoppable.”
– Pitchfork






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