As I was growing up in the 90es, rap and hip-hop culture have been big. Oh yes, I danced, and God bless there was no YouTube and iPhone cameras those days…BUT, rap just opened up in a whole new way to me: RAP as in Rhythm And Poetry, as Tobias Pingler defines it.
Past few days were a little too busy, and I
procrastinated had no time to post these photos made in KIFF a week ago. KIFF is a cult cultural venue located in a former food factory in Aarau. (This year it celebrates its' 20th birthday. Check the place here: www.kiff.ch).
Tobias Pingler (aka Toby Tiger) and the Kings of Jazz (Christoph Baumann (Piano), Marco Käppeli (drums), Jan Schlegel (Bass)) gave a concert there last Thursday. I have seen their performance sometime ago in the UnvermeidBar in Baden, and I sure will be looking out for the next concert dates: synthesis of avant-garde jazz, rap rhythms, lyrical intermezzos, and intelligent texts produces a memorable effect.
“A language acrobat” – Pingler (www.tobias-pingler.net ) has been christened by the press. He loves the word, and he knows fascinating ways to keep the public entertained – with humour, well-directed awkward moves, and ironic facial expressions. His texts make one laugh and think… The Kings of Jazz do not need any introductions: the hint is in the title. Much looking forward to a CD.
And to you I wish an entertaining weekend.