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Conrod - Julien Lourau

Conrod – Julien Lourau

Three weeks ago, introducting a post on Avishai Cohen’s Short Story, I refered to a saxophone player who gave to me a particularly striking musical revelation. It is in 1996 when I discovered Julien Lourau in a television broadcast called Django d’ Or (rewards for jazz musicians). It was the time of video tapes and...
Biggus D - Bojan Z

Biggus D – Bojan Z

Last week, I mentioned Bojan Z as having played with Sebastian Rochford, member of the surprising quartet Sounds of Kemet. In this continuity, I suggest to listen to a piece by Bojan Z (Zulfikarpašić of his complete name) which has marked me only with its introduction: Biggus D. A delight! Accompanied, in trio, with Rémi...
The Itis - Sons of Kemet

The Itis – Sons of Kemet

At random of my Parisian wanderings at the beginning of the year, I fell on a concert announcement in the Sunside jazz club with drummer Seb Rochford. I have been very impressed by his play when I have seen him accompanying pianist Bojan Z in Cabaret Sauvage a few years ago and then saxophonist Andy...
Short Story - Avishai Cohen

Short Story – Avishai Cohen

A great moment is planned, on Friday evening, in the Main Hall of La Villette (Grande Halle) with the concert of the bassist Avishai Cohen in trio with a distinguished guest: Kurt Rosenwinkel (remember). Among all musical revelations that I had over the years and which find themselves and will find themselves on this blog,...
Sibylla - Tigran Hamasyan

Sibylla – Tigran Hamasyan

As announced in the last post and with for pretext his concert tomorrow, Sunday the 12th of July in Paris Parc Floral, it will be a piece of Tigran Hamasyan « Sibylla » published on the record called « Red Hail -- Aratta Rebirth » that we are going to listen to today. We find quite a lot of...
The next step – Kurt Rosenwinkel

The next step – Kurt Rosenwinkel

This week, a « all star » band. It is a good pretext to announce some concerts of big jazz festival in Paris in the next months. The tune is called « The next step » and comes from album « Deep Song » by Kurt Rosenwinkel. There is also an excellent version on album « The next step » (same name) with...
From Rio to Havana - Kyle Eastwood

From Rio to Havana – Kyle Eastwood

Next Sunday, Kyle Eastwood will rise on the stage of Parc Floral in Paris. On this occasion, I invite you to listen to my favorite tune of his last album « The view from here » : « From Rio to Havana ». The title « From Rio to Havana » indicates that the beginning of the tune is in a...
Notti Eluse E Attese Deluse - Paolo Fresu Quintet

Notti Eluse E Attese Deluse – Paolo Fresu Quintet

On next Saturday, the 7th of June, Paris Jazz Festival at the Parc Floral of Paris will begin for two months of excellent concerts every week-end. A good plan if you want to listen to good musician for a cheap price (entry is at 5,50 € and a pass exists for 20 €) in nice...
Shema – Pierre de Bethmann

Shema – Pierre de Bethmann

Stay with Jeanne Added and let’s listen to her in another context. The first time I listened to her was with Pierre de Bethmann septet in an album called “Oui”. I like very much the use of the voice as an instrument, mixed between the others. No words, not more present than the other instruments,...
Reincarnation of a Lovebird – Yes is a pleasant country

Reincarnation of a Lovebird – Yes is a pleasant country

Today, I would like to share my little experience about Jeanne Added’s musical universe. We can found his name is more and more around French websites, from contemporary jazz to rock music. Since around ten years, she plays with musicians like Vincent Courtois, Yves Robert, Pierre de Bethmann, Baptiste Trotignon but also John Greaves or...

Axis Saxophone Quartet

A series of concerts of Joshua Redman is taking place in Paris at the moment. Organized around the Cité de la Musique of Paris and the Pleyel room, this “Domaine privé” (private domain) is a white card to this great saxophone player. The series has begun on Friday with a concert of the Axis Saxophone...
Paranoid Android – Brad Mehldau

Paranoid Android – Brad Mehldau

I hope you have had the time this week to listen carefully to Paranoid Android by Radiohead (last post). I suggest listening to it one last time before going deep into the piece which comes next. Today, we stay on Paranoid Android but with a version arranged and performed by Brad Mehldau live in piano...