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August 11, 2014

Amazing Robert Plant and Rodrigo Y Gabriela at Montreux Jazz Festival 2014

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he Montreux Jazz Festival presented a superb program on the evening of July 8th in the Stravinski Hall, the main concert venue of the festival.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela

Rodrigo Y Gabriela
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The evening started with a truly amazing performance by the Mexican guitarist duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela.

It is difficult to describe their music style and they say themselves, they don’t want to be put into a genre; they play a fusion of many influences from heavy metal, rock, experimental music and, of course, the rhythm of their Latin roots. Their music consists largely of unaccompanied duets on the Classical guitar. They don’t only play the guitar the traditional way using the strings; the body of the guitar serves also as a drum.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela
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What is so surprising is the richness of the music with just two performers on stage. Gabriela seems to go into trance within a few seconds after the start of the concert. It remains a mystery to me how she can constantly jump around the stage, eyes almost closed and still play the guitar at an incredible pace between the melody on the strings and the rhythms on the “drum”. Both musicians set the whole audience of the Stravinski Hall on fire with their furious rhythms, passion and dexterity.

According to legend, they dip their hands for fifteen minutes into ice water after each concert.

An extract of their concert can be watched on:

http://www.montreuxjazz.com/live-selection-rodrigo-y-gabriela-tamacun-08-july-2014

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Robert Plant
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The audience did not have a long break after the breathtaking concert of the Mexican duo; their concert was followed by a not less amazing Robert Plant. His strong, powerful and mesmerizing voice made the former member of Led Zeppelin one of the world’s most incredible singers.

Robert Plant seemed to be very proud when he entered the main stage of the Montreux Jazz Festival with his new group The Sensational Space Shifters; six virtuoso musicians performing a mixture of afrobeat, blues, jazz, Irish folk and of course rock. In the center of attention, the lion has retained his long curly mane.

Robert Plant
(c) 2014 FFJM – Lionel Flusin
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He began his show with ‘Babe I’m Gonna Leave You’ in order to show that apart from his new albums, he had not forgotten why everyone was there: to see him sing Led Zeppelin one more time. During the two-hour concert he did not stop enchanting the public with Led Zep-known tracks. However, he also performed a few titles to be released in a promising album in early September like ‘Rainbow’. In short, Robert Plant was masterful. He presented a perfectly polished concert of generosity and rare intensity. Intimate on some tracks, rough and brutal on others, he proved once again if that is still in demand then Robert Plant with his new group is still a legend

An extract of the concert can be watched on:

http://www.montreuxjazz.com/live-selection-robert-plant-babe-i-m-gonna-leave-you-08-july-2014

All photos (c) Dominique Schreckling except the photos of Robert Plant (c) 2014 FFJM – Montreux Jazz Festival – Lionel Flusin

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Dominique Schreckling
Dominique Schreckling
IPA Staff ID: 06617 • I live in the french speaking part of Switzerland, near Lake Geneva. I am a freelance photojournalist focusing mainly on events photography (music festivals, sports events and trade shows) and travel photography. An overview of my photographic work over the last few years can be seen under www.bydoms.com.




 
 

 

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