Phil Collins opened fires of the 44e Montreux Jazz Festival, at the time of a pre-concert one day before her official beginning. The singer invited the public with a voyage in the Sixties with his new musical project "Up Close & Personal".
In front of a floor of 3500 fans, Phil Collins connected traditional the drunk person and rock'n'roll of the famous Motown label whose "Girl", "Dance hall in the street" and "Dad was have rolling stone". It was accompanied by 18 musicians cash inter alia a section of coppers, five blowers and six chorus-singers.
Sobrement vêtu of a black suit, of a white blouse and clear tie, the British living with Féchy (VD) asked the spectators if they wondered what they did there. "Two years ago, I dreamed to make an album of resumption of the music of my adolescence, which is the soundtrack of my life. The disc is finished and leaves in September", it declared under the applause.
The singer, beater, type-setter sought for his project of the musicians of the time. He was delighted to be able to introduce on the scene montreusienne legendary Funk Brothers of Motown, the bass player Bob Babbitt and the guitarists Eddie Willis and Ray Monette.
This concert is a European exclusiveness. With at the end of June, Phil Collins already presented this project to the American public of New York and Philadelphia.
The kickoff of the festival itself will take place Friday. Legends of the jazz, stars and artists emergent will follow one another on scene until July 17 at the time of some 300 concerts.
translated by Babel Fish