Roots |  A very, very nice visit...

Philadelphia joint The Roots has been commissioned, closing Saturday evening at 42 for 10 days.e Jazz is generous with sunshine and warming music. Reunited for more than a decade, the hip-hop roadsters boast the biggest names in funk, rap, disco, soul and R&B in a relentless orchestral fire.

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Charles-Eric Blaise-Boulin

Charles-Eric Blaise-Boulin

Those who were at the Place des Festivals will remember it for a long time. Tariq Trotter (Black Thought) and his expert band’s rapid draw for almost two hours they couldn’t catch their breath for a nanosecond.

Two-thirds of the pieces played on the big stage were reconstructed credits, mixed and reworked in an orchestral hip-hop style. The singer wore a white track suit and a brown fedora. Be busy (2008) is very funny Go to the forest Signed to Cool & The Gang. “Get off, get off / Get off, get off. »

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Saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith and drummer Dave Guy

The brass section, the core jazz guarantee of The Roots, quickly delivered its first thrill, and it wasn’t going to stop.

Especially the athletic Tuba Gooding Jr. It’s a must to see him jump with his sousaphone, zoomed by definition, and hear Dave Guy strumming his triumphant trumpet.

Add saxophone, transverse flute (Ian Hendrickson-Smith), guitar, guitar (Captain Kirk Douglas) and bass (Mark Kelly), and everything was in place for a sonic discharge unmatched in contemporary hip-hop.

An oversight? Between two keyboardists, Kamel Gray and James Boiser, the inimitable drummer Questlove – and co-founder of The Roots – marked the rhythm on the raised stage. Surgical, omniscient, metronomic: that is his throne.

Lose the thread

Sometimes, the roots call You are the one for me Funk Duo D. By train. Another moment, he calls The soul is Magosa, borrowing Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango’s catchphrase – robbed? – Michael Jackson, then Rihanna. It will be immediate Think twiceErykah Badu, and Looking at the front doorFrom the main source, it will be entitled to a very “Rudian” fusion.

Halfway through, a string of songs What they do, Next move And Acting (love of my life)The last two are taken from legend Things fall apart (1999), managed to satisfy fans of the original content of the Philadelphia exercise.

At long last, the order of the songs no longer mattered; It’s choreography in front of a fire that burns back and forth.

Photo by Sarah Mongeve-Birkett, The Press

On the occasion of the ceremony, the crowd was overflowing yesterday evening.

Based on its experience House band (House Band) On Jimmy Fallon, the group formed in 1987 knows how to kick back. It’s good Running to that mountain (a pact with God) guitarist Kirk Douglas sang in his assigned chaotic rock section.

What an evening it was! A perfect ending to a festival that was coming back to life after a two-year hiatus! The Roots’ presence in Montreal, the only Canadian stop in the heart of its US summer tour, gifted festival-goers with an earlier-than-ever chance to get carried away, rock and warm up, through the sun and the music.

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