Strunz and Farah at the Montreal Jazz Festival
Strunz and Farah will be performing tomorrow evening, Monday June 30, 2008, at Club Soda at 7:00PM at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Again, this is a rare opportunity to see one of the most remarkable and enduring guitar acts in the world.
Above is a two part video from their live performance in Napa, California of the piece "Vela". The top video is part 1, and the lower video is part 2, which is a continuation of the song from the show. Absolutely awesome!
I was at the Catalina Jazz Club shows this past weekend in Hollywood and they were spectacular, with new material of middle Eastern and Gypsy orientation. The interplay between Strunz and Cuban percussionist genius Jimmy Branley was nothing short of blood boiling. Jorge's solo's on "Vela" are some of the most intense playing I have ever seen, with shades of Mclaughlin's dramatic performances with the original Shakti. The whole show is a triumph. If you are in the festival area, GO!