Rhoda Scott's Ladies All Stars
Rhoda Scott is one of the first female instrumentalists to make her mark on the jazz scene, which is still predominantly male. Living myth of the Hammond organ, she has played with the greatest : Count Basie, George Benson, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles…
Settled in France since the end of the 1960s, the "barefoot organist" created the Lady Quartet in 2004 to celebrate and affirm the place of women in jazz. Various strong figures of the French scene participated in this variable geometry ensemble: Sophie Alour (tenor saxophone), Lisa Cat-Berro (alto saxophone), Julie Saury (drums), Airelle Besson (flugelhorn, trumpet), Géraldine Laurent (alto saxophone), Anne Paceo (drums) and Céline Bonacina (baritone saxophone). The Lady Quartet toured jazz clubs for several years and recorded We Free Queens in 2008, an album that appealed to a wide audience.
Rhoda Scott is now performing on stage at the head of an enlarged female formation: Ladies All Stars. The group offers us with enthusiasm a generous and percussive jazz, impulsing a terribly contagious groove !
Rhoda Scott's Ladies All Stars, who played this weekend at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, will perform at the Quartz (Brest) on october 10th and at the Philharmonie de Paris on January 31.