Intriguing, the mix of African and jazz, with a little Caribbean thrown into one song, is Lionel Loueke. His bassist was Massimo Biolcati. I did not catch his drummer’s name, so if you know them please tell me. There are a lot of Black musicians, but the mix of African language in song really adds a complex level of texture to the music, and I really like it. Markham Jazz Festival, August 17 2013, 5:00-6:30pm. They did not take much of a break either. It was a special event for me.
Ibanez Roadstar II RB800 electric bass, 1987: body finishes were black, pearl, red, fountain blue
Ibanez basses are difficult to identify. They often have no specific model numbers written on the bass. After heavy use these model markings can wear off, making identification of vintage models difficult. Many sellers using Craigslist and Kijiji will also post poor photos of basses, making ID very difficult. This post will positively identify the Ibanez Roadstar II RB800 electric bass, as well as provide related internet links. There is actually very little information about this Made in Japan, Fugigen factory 1987 model on the internet, so every little bit helps.