Raul Midón

Soul - World Music

Fri  3 September 2010
22:00 - 23:00
Sir Duke


In 2007, when Raul Midón played at the North Sea Jazz Festival for the second time, he confused India.Arie with Trijntje Oosterhuis on stage. We can forgive the blind soul singer because he would undoubtedly have sung a fabulous duet with either woman that evening. Midón, who began his career as a backing vocalist, is a man of many talents. Especially when he plays his mouth trumpet, it’s a feast for the eyes and ears. Due in part to his expressive interpretations, the American singer and guitarist is also able to make classic soul eminently accessible for a wide audience. Midón effortlessly shifts from smooth 70s soul to deep funk and Latin. This diversity is particularly highlighted on his last album, A World Within a World (2007). The New Yorker, who has played in the past with greats like Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, is working on the follow-up to this successful album, but is first focusing his attention on completing his current world tour.