Alexis Baro – Tonight at Hermann’s

One of my top picks for the opening weekend of Jazzfest is Toronto’s Alexis Baro and his quintet. Alexis came to Canada in 2001 and became one of the most in-demand jazz trumpeters in Toronto and in Canada. Originally from Havana, his most recent album is 2013’s New Orleans and Caribbean influenced Blue Skin. At Hermann’s tonight, Baro will be backed by some of VIctoria’s finest including Kelby MacNayr (drums), Pablo Cardenas (piano) Sean Drabitt (bass). Come and see why Alexis Baro has been nominated three times for “Best Trumpet Player” by the National Jazz Awards (Canada).

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July 25/2013 playlist

  1. Spanky Wilson & the Quantic Soul Orchestra – You Can’t Judge a Book…
  2. Myron & E – Do It Do It Disco
  3. Monophonics –  Loose Nukes
  4. Lettuce – Nyack (live)
  5. Clarence Curvin & His Mod Sounds – Calypsoul
  6. Aboiyomi Afrobeat Orchestra – Malunguin Lo
  7. Tragaveneo Orquestra Afrobeat  -Four Loko
  8. Tim Maia – Ela Dartiu
  9. The Ballantynes – Faith
  10. Nightcrawlers – Mic It up
  11. Cunnilynguists – Old School
  12. Shad/Skratch Bastid feat. Cadence Weapon- Homie

July 18/13 playlist

  1. Cymande – Fug
  2. Soul Blenders – Funky Nightclub
  3. Mandrill – Fat City Strut
  4. West Coast Revival – Feelin’ Alright
  5. The Impressions – Rhythm
  6. Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does this Door Go?
  7. Myron & E – Broadway
  8. Beat Funktion – The Great Escape
  9. DJ Day – Boots in The Pool
  10. Grand Analog – I Play My Kazoo
  11. The Roots – The Seed/Melting Pot (Live on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide)
  12. Amerigo Gazaway – Feel Good Inc (De La Soul vs. Fela)
  13. Mavis Staples – Can You Get to That

July 11/13 playlist

  1. Myron & E – Going in Circles
  2. James Hunter Six –  Minute By Minute
  3. Kermit Ruffins – Marie
  4. Garifuna Collective – Seremeu Buguya
  5. Femi Kuti – No Place for my Dream
  6. Mos Def – Umi Says
  7. DJ Honda feat Mos Def – Travelin’ man
  8. Shad/Skratch Bastid – Outta My Head
  9. Blitz the Ambassador – Free your Mind
  10. Blitz the Ambassador –  Akwaaba
  11. Drumhand – Soapbox
  12. Interview with Drumhand’s Larry Graves
  13. Drumhand –  The Long Road
  14. Drumhand – River Parade

June 27/13 playlist + Taj Weekes + Adowa Live Session

  1. Chicago Afrobeat Project – (A Warm) Global Warming
  2. Daktaris – Super Afro-Beat
  3. Drumhand – Listening to Shadows
  4. Souljazz – Orchestra – Kingpin
  5. The Congos – Fisherman
  6. Dubmatix feat. Horace Andy – It’s a Clash
  7. Taj Weekes and Adowa – Mysterious Ways(Live @ CFUV)
  8. Taj Weekes and Adowa – Propaganda War (Live @ CFUV)
  9. Taj Weekes and Adowa – Blood on the Streets(Live @ CFUV)
  10. Taj Weekes and Adowa – Hollow Display (Live @ CFUV)
  11. Orchestre Veve Star – Nitarudia
  12. Red Baraat – Shruggy Ji
  13. Garifuna Collective – Gudemei
  14. Aceyalone – Leanin on Slick
  15. Souls of mischief – 93 Til Infinity

Thursday June 20/13 playlist

  1. Darondo – Listen to My Song
  2. Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
  3. Kermit Ruffins – Treme Second Line
  4. Gypsophilia – Montreal
  5. Five Alarm Funk – Cave of the Gypsy Troll
  6. Femi Kuti – Carry On Pushing On
  7. Lee Fields – Everybody Gonna Give Their Thing Away Pt 2
  8. Lee Fields -Let’s Get A Groove On
  9. Lee Fields – My WOrld
  10. Lee Fields – – Rapping With Lee
  11. Lee Fields -Clap Your Hands
  12. Lee Fields – Still Hanging On

Thursday June 13/13 playlist

  1. Darondo – Didn’t I
  2. Lee Fields + the Expressions – Wish You Were Here
  3. Bettye Lavette – Fair Enough
  4. Erin Costello – Give a Little
  5. Kellylee Evans – Feeling Good
  6. Taj Weekes + Adowa – Little Fire (live)
  7. Red Baraat – Hallal Bol
  8. Roberto Lopez  Afro Columbian Jazz Orchestra – San Pelayo
  9. David Murray and the Gwo Masters – Congo
  10. Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet – Ciudad de los Reyes

Thursday June 6/13 playlist

  1. LEe Fields – The Right Thing
  2. JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound – River
  3. Laura Mvula – That’s Alright
  4. Alice Russell – Twin Peaks
  5. Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Min We Tun So
  6. Afrolicious – Do What You’ve Got to Do
  7. Femi Kuti – One Man Show
  8. Five Alarm Funk – Voodoo Hairdoo
  9. Dubmatix – Ease Up the Pressure
  10. Adonis Puentes – Tumbado Mangos
  11. Eric St-Laurent Trio – Skinny Lizard
  12. Mos Def feat. Shuggie Otis – Blue Black Jack
  13. Aceyalone feat. Cee-Lo – Workin Man’s Blues

Thurs May 30/13 playlist

  1. The propositions – Groovin for The Groove
  2. The Bamboos – Crooked Cop
  3. JC BRooks and the Uptown Sound – Rouse Yourself
  4. Laura Mvula – Green Garden
  5. Bilal – Westside Girl
  6. Papa Groove – These Times
  7. Rift Valley Bros. – Mu Africa
  8. Orchestre Baba National – Sweet Sweet Mbombo
  9. Drumhand – Our Native Lands
  10. Vieux Farka Toure – Kele Magni
  11. Afrolicious – Thursday Swing
  12. Charles Bradley – Confusion
  13. Heliocentrics – Distant Star
  14. Masterso of Love and Sound – New Dimensions in Consciousness

Thursday May 23/13

  1. Sons of the Kingdom – Hey There
  2. Lee Fields – Wanna Dance
  3. Maceo & All The Kings Men – Funky Women
  4. Philip Malala – Tiba Kamo
  5. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Baba Hya
  6. Ikeba Shakedown – Road Song
  7. Miami Device – MPB
  8. Fela Kuti – Black Man’s Cry
  9. Papa Groove – Civilzed Ghetto
  10. Sons and Daughters of Lite – Darkuman Junktion
  11. Lucky Brown – Still Listening
  12. Gow Dow Experience – Compared to What