Hoy: Jazzbo

Brand new album from the Ska – Jazz sensation from Berlin.
Six musicians playing live and unplugged Jazz Ska and recording like in the 60’s: playing live in the studio with just a few microphones, that’s why they’re able to get this unique sound!

This new album is just going to be released on 10” red vinyl, a limited edition to 500 copies: a collector’s choice.

You will find six tracks on this album: four own compositions and an additional two jazz standards driven with the unique Ska and Rocksteady style but played like the Jazz formations do.

Six tracks never heard before, one dedicated to the mastermind of Liquidator Music, Toni Face, two Reggae tunes and a good deal of Rock Steady and traditional Ska in the JazzBo shape. And all this is packed in a cover artwork produced by the band members themselves, giving credit to their latest Brazil tour, and combined with smart red vinyl. Hoy: straightforward true ska-jazz from Berlin – Jazzbo!

Musicians
Waki Johannsen (trombone) and Detwin Johannsen (sax)
The legendary Johannsen Bros., since the 60s engaged In numerous New Orleans jazz-bands, in 1979 founders of Europe`s first traditional ska band Yebo.
Supports/backings: Derrick Morgan, the Skatalites, Laurel Aitken, Rico …
Fabian Astor (sax)
The latest JazzBo (since March 2008), before in Mexiko City with Los Yerberos and in Berlin with roots reggae bands like Tribal Notes and Growing Tree.

Martin Bartels (double bass).
Founding member of the Berlin reggae – rocksteady – jamaican jazz specialists Wood In Di Fire, many concert tours (France, Spain, …), his walking bass represents the tradition of American R&B and Jamaican beat.

Robert Schwill (drums).
Initiator of the Skampis (1988-95), drummer of Time Tough (1995-00) and Mother`s Pride, with R&B – off beat and drive in the Jamaican tradition of Lloyd Knibbs.

Daniel Dückers (piano).
Vital member of the Ska-Band Engine 54 (1992-98), founder, singer and composer of the rock steady band Time Tough (1995-00), organ player of Yebo (since 1995) and Lions Club / The Butlers, Supports/backings: Toots & the Maytals, Laurel Aitken, Makka B., Desmond Dekker, the Skatalites …

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