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Jazz / Blues
THE VOLUNTEERED SLAVES // 60' - 2017

The Volunteered Slaves is a collective of musicians, gathered from here and, above all, there, in search of music that blends styles, cultures, generations and genres... For their new opus, the group is pursuing its task of "decompartmentalising" with every successive encounter.
Not afraid to tinge its jazz with funk and disco before, now it’s cultivating its Afro roots with 4 young hip hop artists (Indy Eka, Mafé, Kiala Ogawa and Raphaela Cupidin) and the talented slammer Allonymous.

Jazz / Blues
POMRAD // 55' - 2017

Pomrad, alias Adriaan van de Velde, an electronic producer from Antwerp, creates harmonious and colourful music influenced by 80's funk, 90's rap and elements of House, Dub and Trap.
His productions are often compared to those of Hudson Mohawke and Daft Punk. Since 2014, Pomrad has been performing live as a trio, with a funky and highly visual show which has already been a great success in Dour and Mekitburn.
Following on from his first EP, "This Day", he’s back again with Steve...

Jazz / Blues
INCOGNITO // 67' - 2017

A legendary band formed in the 80s, Incognito is above all the incarnation of its founder Jean-Paul Maunick. Nicknamed Bluey, he electrified the UK live circuit with his jazz-funk band Light of the World. Having ridden out the acid-jazz wave, Incognito has ensured its continuing success with multiple changes of band members and vocalists, keeping the dance music flame burning by feeding it with jazz, soul and funk influences.
Recorded during the Jazz en Baie festival.

Jazz / Blues
MALCOLM POTTER TRIO // 56' - 2017

With numerous concerts and albums behind them, the Malcolm Potter trio is a group for whom complicity, spontaneity and a thirst for exploration and freedom are essential requirements.
Blending compositions by Malcolm Potter and revisited standards, this dynamic show incorporates every influence, from blues to jazz to pop and funk.
Recorded during the Gresiblues festival.

Programme :
No scalp today (M.Potter)
Her song (M.Potter)
Don't you dare...

Jazz / Blues
MAYFAIR (AURORE VOILQUÉ) // 71' - 2017

Violinist Aurore Voilqué has surrounded herself with three musicians, sound designer Pierre Boscheron (M, Thomas Dutronc), guitarist Aurélien Robert (Swing Hit, Kill Bob) and bassist Basile Mouton (Babylon Circus, ) to bring forth this brand new electro jazz musical project.
"It's the meeting of a violin and machines", explains Aurore Voilqué. "It's a repertoire that we’ve put together from scratch. We’ve invented everything, even if we’re covering themes by Django Reinhardt. "

Jazz / Blues
KYLA BROX // 64' - 2017

Kyla Brox, daughter of British blues singer Victor Brox, ventures with equal pleasure towards jazzy climates, Chicago blues or soul.
Tender or raging, romantic or sexy, she moves easily through every register thanks to her uncommonly pure and powerful voice, considered one of the most beautiful in the UK. Her impeccable flute playing brings an original addition to her vocal talents.

Recorded during the Gresiblues festival.

Programme :
When We're Alone...

Jazz / Blues
KRAKAUER / ANAKRONIC // 70' - 2017

David Krakauer and the Anakronic Electro Orkestra, virtuosos of Klezmer, revisit and reinvent this music by injecting it not only with electronica but above all a surprising and communicative aesthetic and energy.
Samplers, synthesizers, bass and drums establish an unrestrained rhythm approaching rave party trance, reminding us that dance is the basis of Ashkenazi music; the accordion exposes the harmony with the elegance of an Argentinian tango; the clarinets converse and fly on an...

Jazz / Blues
SNARKY PUPPY AT THE OLYMPIA: CUCHA VULCHA // 105' - 2017

In concert on May 18, 2017 at the Olympia
Based in Brooklyn but formed in Texas, the Snarky Puppy collective is considered by Rolling Stone to be "one of the most exciting groups on the stage today". In this concert they give us an album in which Motown meets Bombay and Dallas church music is tinged with South American sounds. An irresistible combination of funk and groove!

Jazz / Blues
THE COMMUNE OF PARIS AND JAZZ // 80' - 2017

The Commune of Paris (1871) was all about Resistance and Revolution, just like Jazz.
Jazz and the Commune, a great political, tragic and lyrical adventure, with its characters and heroes, are brought together here in the form of a hybrid, mixed-race opera, in which slam holds a dialogue with song or a drum solo.
The idea is to put text and music on an equal footing; that’s to say, the history and the way of telling it.
Performers: Mike Ladd (slam), Elise Caron (vocals),...

Jazz / Blues
BENNY GOLSON GUEST FLAVIO BOLTRO // 78' - 2016

Creator of one of the most famous standards of all time, Whisper Not, Benny Golson has composed more than 300 pieces for the biggest names in jazz (John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Ross).
With an unparalleled skill in anti-phrasing, Benny Golson’s performance is poetic and sincere at every moment.
Accompanied for this project by Antonio Farao, one of today’s most prominent pianists, and Flavio Boltro, a talented trumpeter, we are treated to an evening of pure...

Jazz / Blues
STÉPHANE HUCHARD // 69' - 2016

Stéphane Huchard, drummer and jazz composer, performs a repertoire combining funk and Afro Brazilian rhythms.
An outstanding technician, he has collaborated with many artists, including Sanseverino, Laurent de Wilde and Stephano di Battista.
A free spirit, he is open to any music related to jazz, whether electric or acoustic.
We see him here with a new group of outstanding musicians, who unleash their collective talents on this completely new repertoire.
Recorded...

Jazz / Blues
MANU LANVIN & THE DEVIL BLUES // 70' - 2016

Not only a solid blues guitarist but an energetic singer, Manu Lanvin brings the house down with lyrics and riffs that hit the mark every time. Spotted by Quincy Jones and Claude Nobs, he has performed on prestigious stages such as The Olympia, The Apollo Theatre, the Cahors Blues Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Jazz Foundation of America galas which take place every year in New York...
In 2014, he represented France at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Jazz / Blues
AURORE VOILQUé & RHODA SCOTT QUARTET: DJANGOLIZED // 60' - 2016

Aurore Voilqué has surrounded herself with an array of talented musicians including Jean-Baptiste Gaudray, Julie Saury and Rhoda Scott to pay tribute to the great Django Reinhardt.
The repertoire alternates between compositions by the illustrious Manouche (Black and White, Mabel...) and standards (Autumn Dream, Blue Drag...) given a truly personal flavour by this talented violinist’s subtle arrangements.
Recorded during the Jazz en Baie festival.

Jazz / Blues
BEN TOURY // 80' - 2016

This Rhythm & Blues quartet is led by Benjamin Toury, singer, pianist and harmonicist. Self-taught, he’s been composing and performing on stage since the age of 11 and already has a career spanning 23-years behind him. A highly energetic and strong performer, his hands fly over the keyboard with crazy and impressive speed and power.
His virtuoso piano playing (think Jerry-Lee Lewis), and crooner's voice (think H. Connick Jr.) set every venue in which he performs on fire. The Ben Toury...

Jazz / Blues
BROTHERHOOD HERITAGE AT THE RENDEZ-VOUS DE L'ERDRE, NANTES // 80' - 2016

A big band of the 1970s, Brotherhood of Breath lit up the European jazz scene. Stemming from a multiracial South African orchestra (formed despite apartheid), it produced a fusion of South African pop and improvised music created under the guidance of pianist Chris McGregor.
The project piloted by François Raulin and Didier Levallet provides another chance to hear these South African melodies and their numerous interpretations. The group brought together by the two co-leaders are the...

Jazz / Blues
MARC DUCRET, METATONAL // 82' - 2016

Self-taught guitarist Marc Ducret started playing professionally when he was only 17. His style is heavily influenced by rock and bebop and bursting with virtuosity. In 1986, he was invited by François Jeanneau to participate in the first National Jazz Orchestra, with which he gave more than 80 concerts. In the same year, he won the La Défence Concours National de Jazz.
In his new album, Métatonal, he invites new musicians to join his trio in order to bring a different perspective to his...

Jazz / Blues
MATHILDE AT THE CAFÉ DE LA DANSE // 90' - 2016

Concert for the release of the album ""Je les aime tous", recorded in four days, as in jazz. Mathilde is joined by Jacky Terrasson, Stéphane Belmondo, her faithful Vladimir Médail, the soft and precise rhythm of Thomas Bramerie on bass and Philippe Maniez on drums, and a beautiful Brazilian guest, singer and guitarist Marcio Faraco.
Mathilde contains all the emotion of Edith Piaf with the elegance of Blossom Dearie, the wonder of Prevert leafing through The New Yorker and an eternal...

Jazz / Blues
OMAR SOSA & JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART: CRÉOLE SPIRIT // 97' - 2016

Omar Sosa and Jacques Schwarz-Bart have been separately flying the flag of Afro-Caribbean jazz high around the world for the last 10 years.

Today, the pianist Omar Sosa is the undisputed leader of a Cuban jazz inspired by the spiritual traditions of Santeria, the African belief system dating back to the days of slavery that allowed those deported to Cuba to resist oppression.

As for Jacques Schwarz-Bart, after bringing Gwo ka jazz drums onto the world stage, he has...

Jazz / Blues
ANDRÉ CECCARELLI: ULTIMO // 88' - 2015

In celebration of a career spanning 50 years, an epic journey that led him to play with the greatest names in jazz, French drummer André Ceccarelli decided to release his last opus "Ultimo" as a leader. A final discographical adventure for which he called in his faithful companions Pierre-Alain Goualch, Diego Imbert, his son Régis and invited along a host of friends, including Elisabeth Kontomanou, Hugh Coltman, David Linx, Marlon D. Moore and Elisabeth Pallas...
Recorded during the Jazz...

Jazz / Blues
ALL STARS BAND, JAZZ EN BAIE FESTIVAL // 67' - 2015

The Jazz en Baie festival takes place every year in Mont-Saint-Michel Bay. This top level concert brings together Antonio Farao (a brilliant pianist combining Mediterranean and African-American influences), Eddie Gomez (bassist and faithful member of the Bill Evans Trio, Chick Corea, Mickael Brecker, etc...), Lenny White (jazz-fusion drummer of Chick Corea’s Return to Forever) and Bireli Lagrène who needs no introduction....!


Programme :
Softly as a Morning...

Jazz / Blues
LES DÉSAXÉS : SAXOPHONISSIMO // 90' - 2015

Les Désaxés, a quartet of virtuoso saxophonists, actors, dancers, sound effects artists and singers, offer us a compilation of their best creations. They present their own take on Vivaldi, Bach, Brahms, Khachatourian, Debussy, Ravel, Pachelbel and Bizet with poetry and humour... They blend genres: film music, jazz, flamenco, pop, samba, reggae, rap or funk, taking us from Peru to China, from Ireland to Russia, from Africa to Mexico. They even slip from Gregorian chants to gospel with total...

Jazz / Blues
EUROPA BERLIN - THE NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA // 58' - 2015

At the head of the National Jazz Orchestra, with his Europa programme Olivier Benoit offers us a kaleidoscope of the musical landscape of the great European cultural capitals. Over the last 25 years, the city of Berlin has been re-establishing its unity. It is also a fascinating city that attracts artists and travellers alike. "Berlin Exil" has been fed by the aesthetic and musical currents of Berlin: minimalist music, free jazz and electronic music. Olivier Benoit delivers a decidedly...

Jazz / Blues
LE SACRE DU TYMPAN : TRIBUTE TO FRANÇOIS DE ROUBAIX // 92' - 2015

Exceptional concert dedicated to François de Roubaix, French composer and electro pioneer, famous for his movie soundtracks and series theme tunes. This tribute is dedicated to the composer’s repertoire revised with synthesizers and electric instruments and with the participation of a DJ performance on unpublished archives.

Le Sacre du Tympan is a jazz band of seventeen musicians created in April 1998 by Fred Pallem. The orchestra performs regularly at festivals in France and...

Jazz / Blues
JACKY TERRASSON AT THE OLYMPIA // 103' - 2015

The new album of Jacky Terrasson, rich of diversity and inspiration, is creating a dialogue between post-bob, pop, hip-hop, African, Caribbean and even classical musics. Various musicians accompanied him: the American bassist Travis Burniss, Cuban drummer Lukmil Perez, Malian percussionist Adama Diarra and the French virtuoso human beat box Sly Johnson.
A cosmopolitan approach that reflects the Jazz's ability to blend into every background without forgetting his Afro-American heritage....

Jazz / Blues
BIG DADDY WILSON // 65' - 2014

An African-American from North Carolina, strongly influenced by gospel in his childhood, Big Daddy Wilson discovered the blues in Germany. For over 30 years, this old-style bluesman has used his powerful voice to make the sensitive chords of soul, blues and folk resonate within us all. Big Daddy Wilson is not just a musician but a storyteller. Installed behind the conga and accompanied by a classic blues trio (guitar, bass, drums), Big Daddy Wilson brings the house down every time.

Jazz / Blues
JACKY TERRASSON & STéPHANE BELMONDO // 65' - 2014

Pianist Jacky Terrasson and trumpeter Stéphane Belmondo share the stage with this exceptional duet, tinged with soul and French chanson. The French-American pianist Terrasson loves to travel and collaborate with musicians around the world and has released numerous albums and given many concert with his long-time friend Stéphane Belmondo. This concert at Jazz en Baie is a treat for all jazz lovers!
Recorded during the Jazz en Baie festival.

Jazz / Blues
STEVE GROSSMAN & PETER KING QUINTET // 65' - 2014

When you invite the American saxophonist who inspired Miles Davis at the age of 18 and the greatest saxophonist that England has ever seen onto the same stage, it can only result in incomparable moments of the kind dreamed of by anyone with a love and enthusiasm for jazz and its history. A unique and unprecedented encounter in the long career of these two jazz giants: not to be missed for any reason.
Recorded during the Jazz en Baie festival.

Programme :

Jazz / Blues
AUFGANG AT THE GAITE LYRIQUE // 60' - 2014

Aufgang are back on stage in a new drum and piano formation, thus announcing their new album at the Blue Note Festival.
An electric concert dominated by Rami Khalife on piano, performing dynamic chord progressions tinged with modern and powerful jazz.
This young group has established itself as a major element of contemporary music, mixing genres and instruments in a highly electronic atmosphere.

Jazz / Blues
ROBERT GLASPER & JASON MORAN LIVE AT THE GAITE LYRIQUE // 63' - 2014

Young talents from the Blue Note stable, Robert Glasper and Jason Moran are part of the new generation of jazz piano prodigies. A duel on two grand pianos that transcends and reminds us of Keith Jarrett’s legendary Kôln Concert...

Jazz / Blues
GREGORY PORTER - BLUE NOTE FESTIVAL IN OLYMPIA // 104' - 2014

A former American footballer turned jazz singer after a shoulder injury, Gregory Porter was discovered in a Californian jazz club by composer and musician Kamau Kenyatta.
This young man lent his vocal skills to gospel choirs across the country and a string of successful musicals (It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Nat King Cole and Me) before turning his talents to his own compositions.
Nominated for Best Jazz Vocal album at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Liquid Spirit is an album designed...

Jazz / Blues
FATIMA AND THE EGLO LIVE BAND AT THE GAITE LYRIQUE // 64' - 2014

A versatile artist with amazing vocal skills, Fatima is one of the shining lights of the young Eglo Records label.
Born in Stockholm, now living in East London, an area of the British capital that never sleeps, the singer and musician has inherited a pronounced taste for travel and the mixing of cultures.
Although she’s often to be found in the company of musicians such as Floating Points, Shafiq Husayn, Dam-Funk, Dorian Concept, Ras G and VeebeO, she’s joined at the Gaite Lyrique...

Jazz / Blues
BLUE NOTE ALL STARS - BLUE NOTE FESTIVAL AT THE GAITE LYRIQUE // 99' - 2014

A unique concert to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the prestigious Blue Note label!
This group, featuring new artists from the catalogue, was formed especially for the event at the Gaite Lyrique in Paris.
A historic jazz label, Blue Note is a stable that continues to attract young talents. Pianist Robert Glasper, guitarist Lionel Loueke, the virtuoso trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, bassist Derrick Hodge, saxophonist Marcus Strickland and drummer Kendrick Scott make up this...

Jazz / Blues
TAKE AWAY BLUE, A BLUE NOTE TRIBUTE // 34' - 2014

This film is a tribute to jazz label Blue Note featuring Patrick Watson, Mondkopf with Greg Buffier, Moses Sumney and Alex Zhang Hungtai from Dirty Beaches and friends.

Jazz / Blues
YARON HERMAN & GUESTS // 90' - 2013

Yaron Herman, is a jazz pianist, one of the most specialized jazz player today. Through jazz he reinvents his own musical language, one that is original, sincere and emotional, with inspirations from different music genres. He plays with his so-called "Alter Ego(s)", Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Frederika Stahl (vocal) and Valgeir Sigurosson (keyboard), and delivers a magical Jazz journey.



Programme :

- Intro mystery - yaron herman
- la...

Jazz / Blues
ELECTRO DELUXE AT THE TRIANON, PARIS // 99' - 2013

Electro Deluxe is an explosive mixture of jazz, funk and rap, with influences ranging from Herbie Hancock to Buckshot LeFonque. Electro Deluxe is not a group of "machines", but a group of musicians whom pieces are embellished with loops or samples. Strong with 5 albums, they released a deluxe edition of the latest,"Home."

Jazz / Blues
ANDRÉ MANOUKIAN & CHINA MOSES // 97' - 2013

An exquisite duo! China is not a jazz singer. China is not a blues singer. China is a singer of torch song. The Torch Song, song made to reawaken the flame of impossible love, is a genre whose masters were Sinatra and Jessica Rabbit. André Manoukian is a Voice searcher and lover, wrapping them up with his piano. They chose the duo to let their love conversation running wild!

TRACK LIST :
Dont let me be, Cheek to cheek, So in love (Cole Porter), What a wonderful world...

Jazz / Blues
JAZZED OUT : ONE CITY, ONE JAZZ // 7x85' and 80x 6 to 10’ - 2011-2012

The black and white photograph of a jazz pianist smoking his cigarette stays still.
KIDAM and MEZZO are working together to create and broadcast improvise live sessions, that push conventional jazz aside.
Sketching a scene at the very top of modernity, we are looking for a music without any limits in the biggest cities of the World. Between its traditions, but Hip hop, rock, and electro influences as well, soaking up either trends and new technologies, we capture a snap of today’s...


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