After a short but nice set by Coldplay we headed to the famous parisian jazz club the New Morning to see James Brown 's former members : drummer TONY COOK and MC DANNY RAY .
Some people may think what's the point of going to see a drummer even if he's James Brown's
Well, baby it's gonna Funk & Groove .
And sure, it did funk & groove !
Divided over 2 sets of 60 mn Tony Cook and his band entertained us with JB covers ( "Sex Machine" , "Get up offa that thing" , "soul power", " i got you" ... ) and among many others Stevie Wonder's "superstition" , ottis redding's "try a little tenderness" Hendrix' " Voodoo chile" ...
Tony' playing drums AND singing, He's the Man helped by a smoking band ( 2 guitar players , 2 horns and a bass player ) and MC Danny Ray himself.
Ah Danny nice to see him back in Paris , The man who introduced Mr Brown every night for 30 years ( or is it more ? )
He was barely on stage for 20 mn ( remember he doesn't sing at all )but he was the Star of the evening.
A Funky Good Night !!!