Smooth Jazz Festival Mallorca 2015: Vincent Ingala

Then rising star Vincent Ingala did his show. This young player is a very talented musician, has a lot of stage personality and knows how to work a crowd. He was supported by the house band (Finnie, Deterra, Feske and Asbeck), he went right into it with an energetic saxophone track that put us right in the mood, followed by his rendition of "If I Can Fly". For the next track, he picked up the guitar and invited guest Paul Brown on guitar, to play a smashing version of People Choice's "Do It Any Way You Wanna" with him, bringing the house down. As Vincent Ingala let us know his father was a DJ, and by going trough his well selected record collection, he discovered many gems from this classic era, turning him in a big lover of the Philly catalog, Motown and more, shaping his musical taste. Next was "Vintage Vibe" from his debut album, before he did the Moments classic "Look At Me, I'm In Love", a song that just begged for a saxophone cover when he heard it the first time. One more great guitar track followed, showing his prowess on this instrument too, before he did his heartfelt version of Carlos Santana's "Europe" on sax, a song that gave guitarist Martin Feske ample opportunities to add some great playing, making this a highlight of the show. He finished his show with Jr. Walker's "What Does It Take To Win Your Love" and returned for an encore, playing M.F.S.B.'s "K-Jee" from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, showing his great taste and knowledge of music. This was one of the best shows of the whole festival for me.