Great concert last night at a crowded, enthusiastic Sunside Jazz Club in Paris : American, French based drummer Sangoma Everett (past collaborations include Mal Waldron, Barney Wilen, Joe Lee Wilson, Tommy Flanagan, Steve Lacy, Clark Terry, Linda Hopkins, Memphis Slim, Jimmy Smith, and many more) has created a new trio with two young Frenchmen, including a 20 year old, immensely talented pianist and composer: Bastien Brison. Their album will be on release on Naïve Records, France, this month.
Posted March 23, 2015
Australian singer/songwriter Melanie Horsnell , a big fan of France and everything French, will have a new album out shortly, called “Blue Butterfly”, sung in English and in French, and recorded with local musicians (Moira Montier, Paddy Sherlock, Laurent Delahaye, Melissa Cox, Stuart Mudie) in Paris last December. Here is a first link
Posted March 17, 2015
After a release in Japan on February 11, vibraphonist Pascal Schumacher’s new album, “Left Tokyo Right” will be out March, 23 on Laborie Jazz, with a concert in Paris at Studio de l’Ermitage March, 26.
Posted March 03, 2015
The French jazz festival celebrating spring, Jazz sous les Pommiers in Coutances/Brittany will present Pascal Schumacher who has his new album Left Tokyo Right on release on Laborie Jazz in March, the French/American pianist Jacky Terrasson with his new project “Take this” (Universal), Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, twice, with the Italian trumpet star Paolo Fresu and with his new “Quarteto AfroCubano” release, as well as the splendid French trumpet player and composer lady Airelle Besson, with a new quartet project , as well as in separate events with keyboard player Benjamin Moussay, Brasilian guitarist Nelson Veras and the beautiful cello play of the French, internationally much appreciated artist Vincent Ségal.
Posted February 25, 2015
The lovely voice of Yana Bibb, whose first CD release on Dixiefrog in France in 2014 had very good reactions, can be heard in concert, first in Germany and Switzerland, where the singer/songwriter will be touring with Eric Bibb during the month of March with a program entitled “Family Affairs”, and then at a concert at the famous Sunside Club in Paris on March 22.
The year 2015 will be a crucial one for music, for the artists and for the music business. Times are changing more and more quickly, and we all need to adapt, find new solutions, make new connections while pursuing our various musical passions.
In France, like in many other countries, independent record companies and distributors are struggling, music publishers need to adapt to new systems at our SACEM society and need to try and make up for missing support for artists/authors/composers elsewhere; giving artistic advice, creating connections with other musicians, helping to find labels and...