The Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra clearly demonstrates France’s influence on Ellington.
24 tracks, of which 15 were previously unreleased including 2 in the Goutelas suite, 3 from the “Paris Blues” soundtrack which were edited out at the time, and the entire show from “Turcaret” at the Jean Vilar Theater.
This album has been given overwhelming support by the press and the public as well. The live recording in concert gives witness to the audience’s fervor for not only the substance but the spirit of the evening.
Imagination takes a long road through faraway lands, surging Rock and the horizons of Modern Jazz for which the thread linking it all together is the improvisation and spontaneity of young musicians already fully mature. It’s an invitation to discover Jazz in new ways.
A surprising world of sound, intuitive, dynamic and influenced from many directions: Jimmy Hendrix, Radiohead, King Crimson, Sonic Youth, Dave Holland, Alas No Axis, Esbjörn Svesson as well as Mark Turner and Air.
Passionate about Debussy, Ravel, Dutilleux, as well as Takemitsu, and guided by David Angel, he has never stopped searching for a balance between serenity and surprise over and above the traditional tonal rules of sound.
In Good News, the composer – pocket trumpet player gives us a veritable manifesto to believe in the future while reinventing it.
In short a superb jazz album that opens the door to many influences. Good News gets us out our ruts with the groove of positive values.
A double masterful album!
What sings Rémo Gary is always ample, powerful, deep, loaded.
In the 1st volume, he offers us incisive original texts for a wrongly artless vision of our world.
In the second volume, Rémo Gary interprets its back Grandfather of thought: Jean Richepin.
Music inspired by jazz but combined with electric sounds, electro and noise.The writing is at times melodic, sometimes dissonant, with large swaths of improvisation inherited from jazz and free jazz living alongside experimental sounds borrowed from contemporary classical music.
Following in the steps of Steve Coleman influenced by Radiohead and steeped in the energy of Sonic Youth, OBLIVIOUS, wholly composed by Alexandre Herer, is an album filled with spontaneity and freshness.
This album is inspired by the reading of “Tristes Tropiques” by Claude Levi Strauss.
In “Alter Tropicus” jazz and world come crashing together: incredible music, accessible and inventive.
«Colorful Jazz influence by an array of sources» – Radio Nova
«This quartet succeeds where Wynton Marsalis wanted to go: give new life to tradition while freely recreating it» – Télérama
OZMA’s Jazz rimes with openness and energy!
Heirs of the liberty of rock, the rigor of swing, without forgetting a good dose of groove and the spirit of a group. Timeless flight, wild riffs, “Electric Taxi Land” is swarming with influences.
Modern fusion that doesn’t betray Frank Zappa nor George Clinton, one could imagine that Julien Lourau and Steve Coleman would be fond of it too… Dave Holland playing with a quintet!
” 1968-2008…N’effacez pas nos traces ! ” finds its unity and coherence in themes which have inspired Dominique Grange throughout her 40 year career: social struggles, racism, misery, inequalities, exile, prison, emancipation of peoples, revolutionary utopias…
Her songs are right in line with the historic expression of the protest song. In the lineup: 9 new songs, Remo Gary and Allain Leprest supply new unpublished lyrics for two songs, 4 re-recorded songs which were written just after the May 68 demonstrations and two songs about the Commune.
This album by Francesca Solleville highlights an exemplary career of over a half century. It also confirms the loyalty she maintains for her convictions, her singer-songwriter colleagues, and her artistic integrity.
It also contains a few new songs written by her fellow travelers among them Anne Sylvestre, Gilbert Laffaille, Alain Leprest, Jean Ferrat as well as Rémo Gary.
Dominique Grange sings original material but also “Tu n’en reviendras pas” by Aragon and Léo Ferré, words by Montéhus, others by Sébastien Faure, those of forgotten soldiers like “La Chanson de Craonne” and “Le Déserteur” by Boris Vian in which the last verse is in its entire original version
Victoria Rummler is an American singer brought up on folk, jazz and funk.
To start off this album of mostly original tunes she chose “Guys with Ties”, a real hymn to anti-stress. Am I Am is very “Pop” with plenty of good vibes.
It’s an album by a great vocalist who transports us into emotional country filled with sensitivity and intimate confessions but there’s humor as well; check out the traditional “Freres Jacques” reworked with the creative use of onomatopoeia. The album will interest fans of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Ani DiFranco, Sherryl Crowe and Susan Vega.
The album swings, but it is not really “swing”.
Hard bop? No, not really. But what kind of jazz is it? Simply today’s, there is no specifc category for it. It ‘s jazz warmly played by artists of diverse backgrounds.
No need to be an expert to appreciate this album. And for experts, they may identify with the subtleties and power of the arrangements.