Thursday 26th May 2022
£35.00 - £50.00
Line-up: BOBBY SPARKS keys; HIGE RUSSELL trumpet; JAY McK bass; BRANNEN TEMPLE drums; JAMES ROBINSON vocals
The new album of keyboardist, composer and arranger BOBBY SPARKS II is nothing less than a masterpiece. For two hours and 20 minutes, the Texan presents a firework of musicality, spontaneity, tremendous solos and great arrangements. Funk, Rock, Ballads and Jazz are the components of this journey through the musical universe of Bobby Sparks II, with many guests. The new album PARANOIA will be released on 06.05.2022 on LEOPARD accompanied by an extensive tour.
Till the sparks fly. Bobby Sparks II, is the man for the very solid funk sounds – in great demand when it comes to bringing a good portion of sharpness to the soul stage or the jazz studio. Keyboardist, composer, arranger and conceptual artist Bobby Sparks, known for his collaborations with the likes of Snarky Puppy, Lizz Wright, Marcus Miller, John Scofield and especially Michael League or many more, continues his mind-blowing releases with “Paranoia” (release May 6th 2022), the follow-up to 2019’s “Schizophrenia – The Yang Project”, also released by Leopard Records. “The Texan keyboard wizard […] with an intangible groove” –a quote by Westzeit. Welcome to the Funk Opera!