Gospel - Blues - Soul - Funk - Hiphop
Q-Tip (vocals); Chris Solar (guitar); Casey Benjamin (keys, sax); Antwan Barrett (bass); Mark Colenburg (drums); DJ Scratch; Carla Dimattina, Khalil Moses, Shaheed Muhammad, Maynard Snyder, George Spivey, Grover Washington, Blair Wells.
Sun 12 July 2009 22:00 - 23:15 Maas
Few comebacks have been as eagerly awaited as that of Q-Tip. Thesilent spell lasted over nine years and now that it has beenbroken, the reward is astounding. The album Q-Tip recently releasedis called The Renaissance. You can rightly call it that; most ofthe time, Q-Tip has been the messenger of a new era. At thebeginning of the 90s, he was part of the hip-hop formation A TribeCalled Quest, which introduced jazz into hip-hop and gave rap asimilar artistic weight to a Coltrane solo. This inspiration hasbeen feeding a whole generation and has given us artists likeCommon, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Fugees and Kanye West. There isno saying what effect The Renaissance will have, but a guestappearance of Raphael Saadiq during Fight/Love, one of the album'shighlights, at the North Sea Jazz Festival is not entirelyunthinkable.