PHOTOS: Living Colour, Angelo Moore @ The Roots Jam — August 10

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Living Colour's Corey Glover

Monday was a night of great music as Living Colour and Fishbone's Angelo Moore joined The Roots at their regular jam session at NYC's Highline Ballroom.

Living Colour got things rolling with a short, three-song set–"Cult of Personality" (natch!) and two songs from the upcoming album, "Behind the Sun" and "Bless Those".  Angelo Moore aka Dr. Madd Vibe was all manic energy, but did a great job at adding color to songs with either the sax, his voice, or his theremin.

Overall, I think the lasting impact of The Roots Jams are to reassert the primacy of musicianship.  This was the first one of this long-running series that I've been to, but I can't help thinking that the addition of musicians on the level of Living Colour and Angelo Moore–along with folks like keyboardist Gene Williams and vocalist Maya Azucena–raised the already-high level of musicianship another notch.

Bravo to all involved!

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Doug Wimbish (l) and Vernon Reid

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Dr. Madd Vibes aka Fishbone's Angelo Moore

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Maya Azucena (l) and Doug Wimbish

You can check out additional shots from the night on my Flickr page .

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3 Responses to “PHOTOS: Living Colour, Angelo Moore @ The Roots Jam — August 10” Subscribe

  1. Nadir August 22, 2009 at 09:21 #

    What a great night with so many of my favorites! I gotta get to NYC more often…

  2. Rob Fields August 22, 2009 at 09:27 #

    Thanks, man. Yeah, you’ve gotta get to NYC. I’ve heard a lot about you from Bob Davis. Looking forward to hearing your music.

  3. Michael A. Gonzales October 3, 2009 at 12:22 #

    that picture of angelo is brilliant…

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