It’s been a while since Seven Eleven played at Jazz in Duketown. We have to go back to 2002, 2003 and most recently in 2005. Ten years later, the energetic funk band is back on the stage of the biggest (free) jazz festival in the open air in the Netherlands. The event in the city of Den Bosch started out in 1962 and now attracts between 250,000 and 300,000 visitors a year.
Sunday May 24 Seven Eleven, with special guest trombone player Joe Bowie (Defunkt), will give a concert on the Parade, the main stage of the festival. Starting at 23h30. Other artists this year at Jazz in Duketown are: Candy Dulfer, New Cool Collective, rapper Typhoon, Bill Evans and Christian Mc Bride.
“Back To The Source is heavy on the one. And whether it’s The One, Disco Was not Good Enough, Revival Of The Funk, Wham Bam! or Funky Anarchist, the titles of the tracks say more than enough. Or to quote uncle George Clinton once again: funk not only moves, it can remove dig. It’s just like that.”
Says Ron de Joode in his review of ‘Back to the Source’ for Writteninmusic.com.
Seven Eleven has found a new distribution-partner in Painted Dog Music Distribition who is going to sell ‘Back to the Source’ and ’25 Years and still funkin” worldwide. Other titles of Seven Eleven will remain available via Challenge Records / New Arts International.
“Seven Eleven in concert at De Melkweg. Fine singing, outstanding solos, and a bass player who makes his Starburst instrument ROAR — like Bootsy Collins does with his own Starburst. They feature show dancers while the audience shakes it down too!”
Says Michael Evans, former emplyee of De Melkweg (Milky Way), on his website.