Released today on MPS Records, in Germany and Austria : the splendid modern jazz trio “Afrodiziak” by KhaliféSchumacherTristano (Bachar Khalifé, Pascal Schumacher and Francesco Tristano), newly signed to Metisse Music.
Posted January 29, 2015
The reviews for Scottish artist Fraser Anderson’s album “Little Glass Box” in Germany are very enthusiastic, from pop and general press to jazz magazines. In France, Fraser will be in concert at the well known Sunset club for two evenings, 27th and 28th February.
Posted January 29, 2015
The 26 journalists of the biggest specialized monthly “Jazz Magazine”, in their review of the 2014 releases, grant “chocs” of the year to pianist Paul BleyECM release “Play Blue”, but also to the French trumpet player and composer Airelle Besson (CD “Prélude” with Nelson Veras, Naïve), brass player and multi-instrumentalist Sylvain Rifflet (CD “Perpetual Motion”, Jazz Village), guitarist Nguyên Lê with Michael Gibbs & NDR Bigband (CD “celebrating The Dark Side Of The Moon”, Act), and accordionist Vincent Peirani and saxophone player Emile Parisien (CD “Duo Art”, Act).
Posted January 20, 2015
Trumpet player Airelle Besson is the latest recipient of the great award of French musician of the year (Django Reinhardt) attributed by the Académie du Jazz, composed of sixty jazz professionals (media, musicians, organisers etc.) for her album “Prelude” recorded with Brasilian guitarist Nelson Veras, as well as for her concerts and musical contributions to various projects by other well known musicians.
Posted January 19, 2015
Mezzo TV, a worldwide tv channel, will present, on March 5, a show with concerts by Arto Lindsay, Japanese composer/producer and creator Jun Miyake and Cuban pianist Carlos Maza & Familia with cellist Vincent Segal. The evening is dedicated to Remy Kolpa Kopoul, a big personality in the French music scene for many years now; a journalist, dj and radio animator (Radio Nova) and great artist supporter, with a contemporary taste in world music and knowledgeable in all styles of music.
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...