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DVD Review: MTN Jazz Safari 2009

Oh …It’s been a while and I’m sorry for starving you (my very loyal fan) of some juicy notes on Jazz Music.
So to pick up from where we left I kick off with a review of MTN Jazz Safari 2009.

I just finished watching the amazing MTN Jazz Safari of 2009 on DVD, thanks a million to TShaka Mayanja.
This is certainly a great piece of work, professionally recorded despite all the inherent issues that accompany a live performance recording.
The team behind it did a superb job in capturing the experience and energy of the whole concert in a recorded media- DVD Disc.
All this took place, live, on the 8th October 2009 at the Kampala Serena Hotel (Victoria Ballroom), Uganda.
On Stage you had Chuck Loeb (Guitar), Eric Marienthal (Sax), Oscar Seaton (Drums), Matt Cooper (Piano), TShaka Mayanja (Bass Guitar), Pragmo (Keyboard/Synths), Wakake Otieno (Percussions) and Steve Oundo (Vocals)
The DVD features original recordings by Eric Marienthal and Chuck Loeb. That apparently were the first they were playing live on stage.
Steve Oundo, Chuck Loeb, TShaka Mayanja, Eric Marienthal
You also pleasantly find they’ve covered some of the most popular songs we all know and love. The likes of Any Love By Luther Vandross, Water Runs Dry By Babyface and BoyIIMen among others. Therein too you get to enjoy some the great Jazz Classics; Soulful Strut by Grover Washington Jr, I Tried to Tell you by George Duke…love it
The whole line up will definitely wow you all through.
To cap it all the show signed off by featuring Uganda’s Moses Matovu on the Saxophone playing “Get down on It” which finally got the audience on their feet and dancing.

This was truly a great treat and honor for me to have had an experience and appreciation of the show though NOT live but through recorded medium. Again, Thanks to TShaka who made all this happen.

And I’m happy to tell you, though you can't find the copies in your local media store,  I have two free copies remaining and I wish to share with you, one has already been grabbed.

If you wish to get a copy pls contact me on the following address: mutua.andrew [at] gmail.com

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