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The cat who loves jazz

Do you know who is Polka ? Polka is a cat ! POLKA’S PLAYTIME is an original composition by Night Bus on Second Trip with Gary Brunton, Bojan Z and Simon Goubert.

The form of this 32 bar tune in the key of C is inspired by George Gershwin’s « I Got Rhythm ». The « up tempo » feel and the somewhat chaotic nature of the melody came about as Gary brunton watched the antics of the new family kitten Polka (Oriental Shorthair breed).

Video by Mirkö Lafrenière – Music by Gary Brunton (published by Éditions Amoc)

Amazing video for Jay and the Cooks – part.1

Watch, watch, watch ! LE COEUR SEC is a full French album by JAY AND THE COOKS. Original songs by Jay Ryan except one cover by Serge Gainsbourg. We produced videos for all songs. Here, you can find ON RASE TOUT, PRESQUE FOUTU and JE SUIS VENU TE DIRE QUE JE M’EN VAIS.

All the songs tell stories inspired by real life stories or pretty close to reality. Jay Ryan takes a look at society through the eyes of an American that has lived for more than 30 years in France. Mirkö Lafrenière realize videos.

Double Reward for NIGHT BUS !

Gary Brunton is proud to announce the imminent arrival of SECOND TRIP by Night Bus. The new album was recorded at Studio Sextan in December and is currently in the last stage of fabrication. Its release is programmed for April 30th 2021.

The line up remains unchanged with Gary Brunton (Double bass), Bojan Z (Piano) and Simon Goubert (Drums), but expect the unexpected… especially with the collaboration of session producer François Jeanneau.

Good news never comes alone. Just after initiating the production of the second album, Juste une Trace has also been rewarded. The American magazine DownBeat has recently released its selection for best album in 2020 … and the first Night Bus album, is in this selection! The only production to have been made in France by the way!

From an interview with Antoine Martelli (Juste une Trace), Gary Brunton presents SECOND TRIP by Night Bus in 6 three minute episodes, in a very cool format. The video footage has been edited by Mirko Lafrenière.

If you want to know more about SECOND TRIP, please check out these short videos, in any order you like!

Jazz, a pure and renewable energy

It is the 1980’s. Composer and musician Georges Beckerich has some strong memories from his early beginnings in jazz, the learning/apprenticeship of this kind of music which immediately appeared to him as essential, existential.

Georges Beckerich made his first steps in the jazz class of Marseille conservatory directed by Guy Longnon. For us, he remembers his first encounter with him, a surreal one.
“I find myself in a little iron building, with a roof made of corrugated iron, like a prefab, in the middle of the yard. Guy is late. When he arrives and opens the room, I see music instruments, drums, amps, a piano in the center. Under the piano, there is a puddle, and in this puddle, a dead rat with its paws up, on his back. Several of us sit for the entrance audition. When Guy calls me, the glass of my watch exploded … If this is hell I would gladly go there !”.

Georges Beckerich expresses very clearly the reasons of his attraction for jazz and many musicians think like him. Here are his main sources of motivation that we share with the greatest number:

  • – being free to act on all harmonic, rythmic and melodic aspects,
  • – defining some new rules according to the standard “climates”,
  • – listening to other musicians and being listened to by them second after second,
  • – inventing, composing, arranging and having moment of grace where individual impro or collective impro brings us to both an artistic complicity and artistic complementarity that sharpens every sense. Mindfulness.

For Georges Beckerich, Jazz is pure and renewable energy.

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