Richard Bona has been recognized as one of the planet’s five revelations of the past decade. A complete artist, an absolute master of his art, and a melodist of rare elegance and sensuality, he’s also a poignant singer, and a member of that exclusive club – the world’s best bassists.
For the past fifteen years, Richard Bona, dubbed “The African Sting”, has been displaying his smile, humour, serenity and grace wherever he’s traveled. His first two albums revealed a wonderful storyteller, a surprising musician, and a spellbinding vocalist. His unique style is situated at the crossroads of a horde of influences – jazz, bossa nova, pop music, afro-beat, traditional song, and funk.
Kabatology meets Richard Bona is a project where Kanute, a verve lover of Jazz and fan of Richard Bona tries to pass over his love for this great musician. Here Kabatology presents a few of his video taken directly from YouYube. Richard Bona can be found at Bonatology.
Bona has collaborated with a remarkable array of artists, such as Michael Brecker, Paul Simon, Chaka Khan, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Chucho Valdes, Mike Stern, Larry Coryell, Steve Gadd, Joni Mitchell, Harry Connick Jr., Herbie Hancock, Billy Cobham, Queen Latifah, Jacky Terrasson, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Zawinul (again, when Bona sang and played bass and percussion on his World Tour 98 and the CD Faces & Places), Pat Metheny and George Benson . On Scenes From My Life, released in 1998, he worked with luminaries such as Michael Brecker, Omar Hakim and Jean-Michel Pilc (among others). In one of the vclassoes youâ€™ll see Bona perform with one of my favorite artists Bobby McFerrin. The story goes on.
Live in Montreal. Beautiful and truly free improvisation bewteen genius
Bobby Mcferrin and Richard Bona
Jaco Pastorius Big Band with Richard Bona at Liberty City
Bratislava Jazz Days 2006 – Richard Bona
Richard Bona Stockholm Jazz Festival
Bobby Mcferrin & Richard Bona – Montreux
bobby mcferrin & richard bona