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Video | Photo: The Roots Live @ The Playboy Jazz Festival.

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So remember when I told you about The Roots headlining the Playboy Jazz Festival? Yeah, I made it out. And here is all the awesome proof.

By the way… check out Slidedeck. Its the truth and the future. I know the photos dont fit into the format yet (still working on it), but if you want to see the picture in full, all you have to do is click on it and it will take you to the full photo.
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Also, an interesting interview with Questlove regarding The Roots leading such a prominent jazz festival. I mean, since The Legendary are basically a Jazz Band that do hip hop, I don’t understand what the problem is. Yeah, some of the 60+ got up and left… but they were like, 60. No offense. (And thanks euroweb for featuring my video.)

But really, the YouTubes should give you an ideal of what a fun time it was. Everything I have is up on my YouTube page for you to see.
The best part? The Gil Scott-Heron Cover of “The Bottle” with Terrance Blanchard on the horns. Wow.
Second to that… the lead in from Bob James and Fourplay doing “Westchester Lady,” which led right to The Roots set. Dopeness.

The Roots and Terrance Blanchard: Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle”

….The start of the show… Bob James and Fourplay do “Westchester Lady” before The Roots tear the roof off.

…and here we go.

..and there you go. I didn’t even go to this thing with the intent of recording. I was on my 3rd glass of chardonnay. So its not the greatest stability in the camera. But I hope you semi-enjoy.
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The Roots to play the Playboy Festival with Buddy Guy and Bob James? I'm on it like white on rice. Links:

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Okay. So Its The Roots Crew, Buddy Guy and Diane Reeves headlining the Playboy Jazz Festival. I had multiple musical orgasms; immediately blew monthly budget to purchase tickets. And when the line up looks like this… and you know how much we LOVE JAZZ? Yeah. I’m there. Possibly with the video camera.

Saturday, June 11, 2011, 3:00P.M.-11:00P.M.
(Artist line-up, subject to change)

*Dianne Reeves
*The Roots with special guest Terrence Blanchard
*FourPlay featuring Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb and Harvey Mason
*Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
*SFJAZZ Collective Celebrating the Music of Stevie Wonder featuring Stefon Harris, Avishai Cohen, Greg Osby, David Sanchez, Robin Eubanks, Edward Simon, Matt Penman and Eric Hardland
*A Night In Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans featuring Rebirth Brass Band with special guest Donald Harrison Jr., Kermit Ruffins, Dr. Michael White, and Big Sam Williams
*Cos of Good Music featuring Geri Allen, George Bohanon, Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler, Anat Cohen, and Babatunde Lea Ambrose Akinmusire
*The LAUSD All City High School Big Band under the direction of Tony White and JB Dyas

Sunday, June 12, 2011, 3:00P.M.- 10:30P.M.
(Artist line-up, subject to change)

*Buddy Guy
*Lee Konitz New Quartet
*John Scofield and Robben Ford
*Naturally 7
*Harmony 3 with Ronnie Laws, Stanley Jordan, and Walter Beasley
*Geri Allen and her Timeline Band
*Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown featuring Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley and Vusi Mahlasela
*Bill Cunliffe and The Resonance Big Band with Mariam Petrescu in a Tribute to Oscar Peterson
*Carlos Varela
*Pullum High School Jazz Big Band under the direction of Fernando Pullum

Bill Cosby, returns as Master of Ceremonies. Hugh M. Hefner, Executive Producer, Richard Rosenzweig, President, Playboy Jazz Festival, George Wein, Producer Emeritus, and Darlene Chan and FestivalWest Inc., Producer, Playboy Jazz Festival.

Yes. We will be there.

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June 6, 2011 at 10:44 am