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Average White Band / James Taylor Quartet
Welcome back to the Festival for the legendary soul-funk band. For forty years, The Average White Band have been distilling their special blend of r’n’b, jazz, soul, and Motown into a potent funky mix; and they still invest live shows with the energy and excitement that they did when “Pick up the Pieces", “Cut The Cake” and "Person To Person” were charting. Founder members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre, front the group, and keep the flame of the classic sound.
Since being championed by John Peel way back in 1986, the James Taylor Quartet have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz. These titans of funk will work through their back catalogue, with hits such as “Starsky And Hutch”, “Blow Up” and “Mission Impossible”. Renowned for incredible live performances, this will be a real treat.
“James Taylor is the best Hammond player this side of the Atlantic” – Craig Charles