Gent Jazz Festival

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Country and Region BelgiumFlanders
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
Festival Contact Information

Gent Jazz Festival
Abrahamstraat 9
Ghent 9000
Belgium
Email: info @ gentjazz com

Festival Dates July 11 - 21, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.gentjazz.com/

Festival Events:

Artist feature 2013:
  • Bobby Womack
    Performance — Monday, July 15th
    • Bobby Womack and Damon Albarn to headline Glastonbury’s West Holts stage. The singer will be joined by The Bravest Band, which features Damon Albarn and XL Recordings boss Richard Russell. Other artists due to perform on the same stage across the weekend of June 28-30 include Chic, Public Enemy, The Weekend and Major Lazer. Soul singer will be joined by The Bravest Band on Sunday night of festival. The Bravest Man In The Universe is Bobby Womack’s first album of original material in eighteen years. It was co-produced by Damon Albarn and XL Recordings’ Richard Russell and recorded in three main sessions between October and December 2011; two were in Damon’s Studio 13 in West London, and the other was in New York’s Manhattan Center, which is situated above the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom, with a few extra sessions in London at the XL Studio and Richard’s own home studio. All ten tracks are co-written by the three plus Bobby’s longtime songwriting partner Harold Payne, except for radically rearranged spirituals “Deep River” and “Jubilee (Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around)”. There are striking vocal guest spots from Lana Del Rey on “Dayglo Reflection” and Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara on “Nothin’ Can Save You”.
      A man whose talent as a singer, guitarist and composer is matched only by his self-lacerating honesty, Womack dismisses three albums he made at the turn of the millennium (a live album, a gospel album and a Christmas album) and sees his first album for XL Recordings as the first, real Bobby Womack album since 1994’s Resurrection. You see, for those three lost albums and his few live performances around that time, Bobby Womack wasn’t really there at all. “There was a Christmas album in 2000,” he recalls, dismissively, in a voice so dirty and cracked that it’s almost as musical as his singing voice. “But to be honest, I haven’t released an album in 18 years. I had given up on music. I didn’t have the desire that you have to have. I assumed that I’d stayed in the business too long… like an old fighter.”
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