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Live @ Anthology

by U-Nam

U-Nam: Live at Anthology, has mesmerizing power. Showcasing an inspired blend of R&B, Jazz and Soul, French guitarist U-Nam brings his soulful, energetic and virtuosic guitar playing to DVD for the first time.  This video captures a magical night .
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1. Intro
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2. Funk-4-U-Nity
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3. Before I Leave
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4. Just A Kiss & Goodbye
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5. Inner City Blues
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6. Keep The Faith
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7. My Heart & Soul
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8. Street Life
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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U-Nam Live at Anthology: U-Nam Live in Concert Issued for the First Time On DVD With Bonus Content.

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 16th 2010– U-Nam Productions is proud to announce the release of the first ever live
performance DVD of guitarist U-Nam. Live at Anthology contains over an hour of live music as well as studio versions of
the performed songs and a bonus previously unreleased track as well as MP3's of the DVD concert's rehearsal at the
Gaslamp in Long Beach, CA.  The DVD will be available September 13, 2010 exclusively through U-Nam’s web site and
select music stores.
After three studio albums, a #1 hit with Street Life in 2007, several years of touring and performing famous Jazz venues
and festivals around the world such as the Dubai Jazz Festival, the Capital Jazz Festival, Catalina Jazz Trax, etc.,
U-Nam has not only won the hearts of Jazz audiences, but has acquired great respect and credibility as a performer and
virtuoso guitarist.  In the words of none other than George Benson, “The man known as U-Nam, is destined to become
one of the most controversial musicians.  In the few recordings that I have heard, there is conviction, making himself felt by
the general public, and the critics alike.  It's great to have a new voice on the guitar scene; one that is loaded with energy
and excitement.”
U-Nam: Live at Anthology, has mesmerizing power. Showcasing an inspired blend of R&B, Jazz and Soul, French
guitarist U-Nam brings his soulful, energetic and virtuosic guitar playing to DVD for the first time.  This video captures a
magical night of entertainment recorded live at the award-winning performance venue Anthology, in San Diego,
California.  Experience this once in a lifetime, unique performance featuring an All-Star Band; Kim Hansen ( BeBe Winans, Michael Lington, The Jacksons ) - keyboards,
Tony Moore ( George Benson, Jeff Lorber, Randy Crawford ) - drums, Darryl Williams ( Euge Groove, Chaka Khan ) - bass, and Shannon Kennedy ( Peter White,Chieli Minucci ) - saxophones and flute.
Among the disc's many highlights are the live performance of many of U-Nam’s popular songs such as Street Life and
Keep The Faith.  A plethora of additional content is available when the DVD is inserted into the user’s computer. This
includes a gallery, U-Nam’s biography, a live performance from the 2010 NAMM show, MP3/AAC studio versions of the
performed songs, a digital copy of the DVD artwork, and an exclusive, previously unreleased version of the new single,
Act Like You Know ( featuring Tim TiO Owens ) .
U-Nam’s new single, Act Like You Know featuring R’n’B/Soul vocalist Tim TiO Owens, is a cover of the R&B/Funk hit
originally by Fat Larry’s Band. U-Nam gives this 80’s classic a fresh new twist, ensuring its lasting popularity for
generations to come.  His arrangement truly gives life to this already spirited composition, owing to the interweaving vocal
lines, virtuosic guitar, and funky rhythm section.  Act Like You Know strongly represents the new direction U-Nam is
taking with his music, and gives listeners a preview of his upcoming album, Back IV More. 

-Shannon Kennedy-

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Alfredo Reis Dawadji

GREAT DVD
5 stars for the musicians but the image is terrible.
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HBH / SmoothJazz.de

This year U-Nam shined as one of the most in-demand guitarists on several concer
Paris born guitarist Emmanuel Abiteboul, better known as U-Nam, started his career with the debut album The Past Builds the Future on the Trippin’N’Rhythm record label in 2005. In 2007 his sophomore album Back From the 80's received rave reviews by many Internet websites. With his third album Unanimity (2009) he built up his popularity.

This year U-Nam shined as one of the most in-demand guitarists on several concerts and festivals. The new DVD Live @ Anthology captures a live concert on March 24, 2010 at the well known location in San Diego, CA.

Anthology has become one of San Diego’s premier upscale dining rooms. On stage, Anthology plays host to renowned local and international musicians in Jazz, Classic Rock, Blues, Latin and World music.

The DVD surprises with an overwhelming title-art, intro and menu presenting a helicopter fly over skyscrapers, which display different oversized views of U-Nam. U-Nam’s band include drummer Tony Moore, bassist Darryl Williams, keyboardist Kim Hanson, saxophonist and flutist Shannon Kennedy.

First track on the DVD is Funk-4-U-Nity with a fantastic introduction by Kim Hansen on keyboards in George Duke's style. Then the maestro himself enters the stage performing on his Ibanez AF125 under great applause of the audience. Although U-Nam prefers an edgier interpretation his guitar play still reminds of George Benson, which is obviously intended.

On Before I Leave U-Nam presents his guitar mastery in full extension. While Shannon Kennedy on flute underlines the main theme in lovely tones, U-Nam unfolds his skills in an explosive solo.

The romantic ballade Just A Kiss & Goodbye from U-Nam's second album finds an excellent reprise onstage. Marvin Gaye denounced in his song Inner City Blues the enforced poverty and brutality so many Americans must endure in one of the richest countries of the world. U-Nam becomes lost in an extreme solo, before he finds back with the support of Shannon on sax.

The live performance of Franck Sitbon's Keep The Faith from U-Nam's album Back From the 80's showcases the difference to the original recording. U-Nam uses the theme anew for an all-embracing solo. My Heart & Soul reveals the beauty of U-NAM's guitar like an opening flower. Melodious in general U-Nam keeps the promise that this tune would be a little jazzier than the previous songs. Improvisation was the principal topic of this concert.

U-Nam's killer remake of Street Life closes this remarkable evening. Especially this Crusader song made U-Nam so popular in the States, that many see him today's as the legitimate heir of George Benson's throne.

The DVD also contains as bonus a gallery of U-Nam photos provided with his music, his biography and as live jam recorded at NAMM a rendition of George Benson's Before You Go. Furthermore the DVD offers MP3/AAC studio versions of the performed songs, a digital copy of the DVD artwork, sound files of U-Nam's concert at the Gaslamp festival and an exclusive, previously unreleased version of the new single, Act Like You Know (featuring Tim TiO Owens).

Fans of U-Nam watch out for this new DVD featuring the guitarist's live performance. U-Nam will support his new production with numerous live concerts.

-HBH- SmoothJazz.de-

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