When the Skatalites everlasting world tour stopped by in Cologne recently, we were invited backstage for an extensive interview with the longest serving members of the band, Doreen Shaffer, Val Douglas and Lester Sterling.
With Jazz Jamaica he preceded the current wave of Big band ska projects by some fifteen years. Now Gary Crosby has taken this a step further and created an even bigger version of the band to recreate Bob Marley’s Catch A Fire album as Jazz Jamaica Allstars, a 31-piece orchestra which is augmented by different choirs at their live concerts.
Last week we published an interview with Dan Vitale of Bim Skala Bim. In the article a new album with fresh songs by the legendary US bands were mentioned. Now the presale for the album “Chet’s Last Call” has started. If you help spread the word you will be rewarded. Read on.