On September 23rd, 1977, in the park of Château
de Coudrée, Sciez-sur-Léman, Supertramp is interviewed in
the show TSR Citizens' Band. Video ends with a live excerpt recorded the
same day at the Pavillon des Sports de Champel, in Geneva.
Excalibur - The Celtic rock opera (2009)
Recording in studio for the album.
In 1991, Ian Anderson, Jack Bruce, and Al Di Meola became
founding members of Leslie Mandoki’s band project ManDoki Soulmates,
and for almost three decades, Leslie Mandoki has continued to unite a
“who is who” of the icons of Anglo-American and European rock
and jazz- rock in the Mandoki Soulmates band.
The remarkable lineups in the band’s recordings
and performances over the years has included singers and players including
Ian Anderson, Jack Bruce, David Clayton-Thomas, Chaka Khan, Chris Thompson,
Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather, Nick van Eede, Eric Burdon, Nik Kershaw,
Greg Lake, Al di Meola, Randy and Michael Brecker, Cory Henry, Bill Evans,
John Helliwell, Till Brönner, Klaus Doldinger, Mike Stern, Richard
Bona, Anthony Jackson, Victor Bailey, Pino Palladino, Tony Carey, Mark
Hart, Paul Carrack, Peter Frampton, and Jon Lord.
The Soulmates concerts are marked by the musical synergy
of all these musical icons united in one supergroup of Grammy award winning
legends, where everyone’s egos come second. Original Soulmates compositions
and collective improvisations on highest levels are just as much part
of the concerts as world-renowned hits of the individual Soulmates members.
“One stage – one band!”
With his Soulmates Leslie Mandoki raises Jazz-Rock back
to socio-political relevance, to quote him in his own words: “Even
in times of Twitter, social media and short news on the smartphone, when
mental laziness often blocks the perception, music for us is still like
a love letter to our audience – handwritten with ink on paper.”
This band is pure sophisticated JazzRock, or as Greg
Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) put it: “One of the best bands
you will ever hear!”