It's an honor for me to present this intimate "inner-view" conducted by one of my closest friends (Doug Ramsay of vibesnscribes.com) with the Bluey Maunick, founder of the legendary Acid Jazz Super Group - Incognito!
Doug Ramsay and I go waaaay back. We befriended one another on MySpace (say what?) over 6 years ago. Our mutual love of and insatiable appetite for good music made us fast friends.
Incognito fans should really enjoy this extended interview - Bluey and Doug talk about the latest Incognito release "Surreal", explore the history of the group; and take a discerning look at previous and current projects, various musicians and vocalists that have been associated with Incognito over the years. Plus, hear Bluey talk about possibly releasing a solo album in the near future!
Here's the introduction from Doug's website:
"Greeting ‘Cog fans. I’ve had the extreme pleasure of talking with Bluey about the current release Surreal, the tour so far, and especially about the band Incognito. It was truly a blast to interview the leader of my favorite band since they hit the scene. I caught up with Bluey at his home late one Thursday night and he was gracious enough to grant the interview at the time. I’d like to extend my sincere thanks for talking with me, brotha. Additional thanks to Donna M. of Elements Of Jazz for recommending that I do the interview, Bluey's beautiful wife Takami for setting it up, and to Rob Evanoff of 1888 Media, for providing me with pre-interview material."
The rapport between Bluey and Doug is amazing. I hope that you enjoy listening to the interview as much as I did. Please pardon the intermittent Skype audio clitches.
INCOGNITO 2012 TOUR DATES
05/25/12 London, England @ London Islington Assembly Hall
06/05/12 Paris, France @ Trianon
07/13/12 Straubing, Germany @ Jazz an der Donau Festival
07/21/12 Saulkrastu, Latvia @ Saulkrastu Jazz Festival
08/01/12 Sapporo, Japan @ Jasmac Plaza Zanadu
08/03/12 Osaka, Japan @ Club Quattro
08/04/12 Fukuoka, Japan @ Beat Station
08/05/12 Hiroshima, Japan @ Club Quattro
08/07/12 Nagoya, Japan @ Nagoya Blue Note
08/08/12 Tokyo, Japan @ Blue Note Tokyo
08/09/12 Tokyo, Japan @ Blue Note Tokyo
08/10/12 Tokyo, Japan @ Blue Note Tokyo
08/11/12 Tokyo, Japan @ Blue Note Tokyo
11/02/12 Zurich, Switzerland @ Jazz No Jazz Festival