The Daptone Reunion
If you love soul, you know Daptone Records - hardly any other label has had such a strong influence on the soul revival of the last ten years. This evening will be musically as well as emotionally charged. The label founder himself will be on stage at X-TRA with two of the most successful Daptone artists, both of whom have sadly passed in the last five years.
Neal Sugarman & The Soul Pleasers
Neal Sugarman sax / fl, Michael Flury tb, Ephrem Lüchinger p, Andy Tollman b, Luca Ramella dr, Mark Brazil congas
Anyone who loves soul music surly knows Daptone Records (No founded and run by Neal) - Hardly any other label has influenced the soul revival of the last 20 years as much as Daptone records . It is led by Neal Sugarman, the New York saxophonist Neal has played in the labels house band The Dap-Kings, who accompanied Sharon Jones, among others. He recently moved to Zurich and founded his new band The Soul Pleasers which is made up of some of the most soulful hard hitting jazz musicians in Switzerland, as Neal himself says.
The band is melds a unique take on soul and jazz music which cultivates in there own new and exciting sound.