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The Sala Clamores music hall, in its unwavering commitment to disseminate the work of young creators, is going to enjoy another interesting event tonight. And not so much because of the quality of the project brought to Madrid by the New Orleans band Naughty Professor, but because of the contagious energy that these people put into their albums and concerts, directly proportional to the enthusiasm of their fans.
What Naughty Professor has created is a sound confrontation between melodies whose complexity is usually woven by the bulk of the band, and that improvisational element of jazz that is the quintessence of the music of New Orleans. Or even better: they propose a certain look into the future, after decades of living in close and placid contact with their native blues and R&B.
It was “Identity”, their 2017 album, that first revealed these intentions, because the previous four recordings of the band displayed the instrumental prowess of each musician, in compositions with a clear creative autonomy. They started out in 2010 and now that they have a huge legion of followers behind them, it may well be true that Naughty Professor is a different band for a new era. Perhaps their performance will solve the mystery.
Components Bill Daniel: guitar Noah Young: bass Sam Shahin: drums Nick Ellman: alto & baritone saxophones Ian Bowman: tenor sax John Culbreth: trumpet