October 2011 Issue - Costa Calida Chronicle

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October 2011 Issue - Costa Calida Chronicle

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ROCKABILLY QUEEN Wanda Jackson

opens the XXXI Cartagena Jazz

Festival. Also performing will be the

Japanese composer/musician Ryuichi

Sakamoto, the Amercian jazz fusion

guitarist Pat Metheny, and US folk band

Fleet Foxes. The Department of Culture

recently previewed who will be appearing

in November. The full festival schedule will

be announced shortly.

Wanda Jackson is an American singer,

songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had

success in the mid-1950s and 60s as one of

the fi rst popular female rockabilly singers

and a pioneering rock and roll artist. She

is known to many as the Queen or First

Lady of Rockabilly. Jackson mixed

country music with fast-moving rockabilly.

As rockabilly declined in popularity in the

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mid-60s, she

moved to a

successful

career in

mainstream

country

music with

a string of

hits between

1966 and

1 9 7 3 ,

including

‘Tears Will Be The Chaser For Your

Wine’, ‘A Woman Lives For Love’ and

‘Fancy Satin Pillows’. She has enjoyed a

resurgence of popularity among rockabilly

revivalists in Europe, and was inducted

into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as

an Early Infl uence in 2009.

Ryuichi Sakamoto began his career

in 1978 as a member of the pioneering

electronic music band Yellow Magic

Orchestra. They were an international

success, with worldwide hits such as

‘Computer Game/Firecracker’ (1978)

and ‘Behind The Mask’ (1978). As

a solo artist he had success with the

experimental electronic fusion album

‘The Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi

Sakamoto’ (1978), and later released the

pioneering electro-music album ‘B-2 Unit’

(1980), which included the electro classic

‘Riot In Lagos’. He began acting and

fi lm composing with ‘Merry Christmas,

Mr. Lawrence’ (1983), which he starred

in and composed the score for. The song

‘Forbidden Colours’, which he composed

for the soundtrack, became a worldwide

hit and he won a BAFTA Award. He later

won an Academy Award and Grammy

Award for scoring ‘The Last Emperor’

(1987), and has also won two Golden

Globe Awards for his work as a fi lm

composer. In addition, he also composed

music for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics

opening ceremony.

Pat Metheny is one of the most successful

and critically acclaimed jazz musicians to

come to prominence since the 70’s, and

regarded as one of the top three jazz

guitarist in the world (the other two being

John Scofi eld and Bill Frisell). Certainly he

is one of the most original guitarists to

emerge from the 80’s onward as a chancetaking

player who has taken some wild left

turns. His music at times can be diffi cult

to describe incorporating progressive

elements of folk, jazz and mood music.

Metheny has 3 Gold Albums and 17

Grammy Awards. He has been touring for

more than 30 years, playing between 120-

240 concerts a year, and last appeared in

Murcia at the San Javier International

Jazz Festival in 2005.

Fleet Foxes came to prominence in 2008

with the release of their second EP, ‘Sun

Giant’, and their debut full length album

‘Fleet Foxes’. Both albums received much

critical praise, and reviewers noted their

use of refi ned lyrics and vocal harmonies.

More information about the Cartagena

Jazz Festival at www.jazzcartagena.

com

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