Recovering the Skatalites

Recovering the Skatalites

The current keyboard player for the Skatalites admits he didn’t know much about the band – or ska music, in general – when hearing them live for the first time in the late ’80s. Despite his ignorance, the experience was nothing short of life-changing for the American-born musician. “I was just in awe,” said Ken Stewart, who today is approaching 20 years with the band. “It was like the Jazz Crusade had gone reggae or something.”

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