The Real Thing
Right from the start in 1992, The Real Thing and its organ-based soul jazz quickly became a dominating element on the Scandinavian jazz scene
Over the course of 12 years, the band played more than 1000 concerts and sold over 50,000 records. Their music was inspired by American greats such as Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, George Benson and Wes Montgomery. The result – an extrovert mix of swing, blues, Latin and funk.
The band, with its reputation for “never leaving the stage in a dry dinner-jacket”, gained a solid fanbase – also reaching beyond the central jazz audience. Now they are back, ready to crank up the tour bus, shift 200 kilos of Hammond organ, check their bow-ties and pitch into old and new songs – not least from their album “Oh No, not the Real Thing again …” (2018).
Palle Wagnberg – orgel
Staffan William-Olsson – gitar
Hermund Nygård – slagverk
Dave Edge – saksofon
Limit Age: free
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