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Jazzletter 05/2017

 

SUMMER STARTS WITH JAZZ IN OLORON

  The 24th Des Rives & Des Notes festival will run from 22 June to 2 July. You can check out the programme and book tickets for the concerts at the Espace Jéliote venue online at: www.jazzoloron.com

 

 

POTTER GETS RAVE REVIEW!
This month’s French Jazz Magazine gave the latest Chris Potter album (The dreamer is the dream/ECM) a “Choc” award. “This new disk by Potter is a treasure that eloquently illustrates that not only is he one of the greatest saxophonists of his generation but also an accomplished musician” (Thierry Quénum). Just to remind you that Chris Potter will be playing on Sunday 2 July at 9:00 pm with Mark Mondésir (John McLaughlin) on drums and the young James Francies (2 DownBeat accolades) on keyboards. Read more...

   
"   LIFT OFF WITH ITAMAR
Itamar Borochov has been living in the Big Apple for a decade or so, but hails from Jaffa, where Muslims, Jews and Christians live together. That explains why his musical universe is laced with Sephardic, North African and Middle Eastern influences and full of today’s New York currents. Itamar Borochov has soared into the top circles of trumpeters such as Ambrose Akinmusire and Avishai Cohen … so don’t miss this opportunity to go into orbit with a brilliant quartet on Saturday 24 June at 9:00 pm! Read more...

   
  IN THE COURT OF QUEEN KING

There will be four musicians with Natalia M. King on Friday 23 June at 9:00 pm and we note the arrival of drummer Donald Kontomanou (Elisabeth Kontomanou’s son) and of bass player Thomas Bramerie who is in high demand (both sides of the big pond), having played sideman to Al Foster, Chet Baker, Johnny Griffin, Toots Thielemans, Dee Dee Bridgewater, … This superb quintet will bring us blues at its deepest, with the irrepressible groove and powerful soul voice of queen Natalia M. King. 
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  RDW… KEEP THIS ACRONYM TOP OF MIND

Has Luxembourg changed from a “fiscal paradise’’ into a “musical paradise’’? Last year, the Festival welcomed Pascal Schumacher on vibes with his fantastic quartet. This year the first-rate RDW trio is playing at our 24th festival. R stands for pianist Michel Reis, D for Marc Demuth the bass player and W for drummer Paul Wiltgen. You could describe this group as representing a new generation of jazzmen that are both romantic and part of the present-day
musical flow. It’s true… but why not make up your own mind in person on Sunday 25 June at 5:00 pm (Tariff B).
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  YILIAN … FROM CUBA!

Yilian Cañizares was Roberto Fonseca’s guest at Marciac two years ago and she will be performing at Oloron on Friday 30 July at 9:00 pm. Violinist, singer, lyricist and composer, Yilian is a prime example of Cuba’s great music school tradition. She was born in La Havana and is a Swiss national. She sings in Spanish, French and Yoruba and readily describes herself as a “Citizen of the World”. Her music is inventive, as under her fingers and on her lips she blends the rhythms of her native island and jazz harmonies with bold modern tones. Read more...

   
  ZERO INFLATION!  ZERO INFLATION!

For the fourth year running the festival organizers have decided not to change the ticket prices for the concerts at Jéliote. Tariff A (full 27 euros/concessions 23 euros/children 10 euros), Tariff B (full 24 euros/concessions 20 euros/children 8 euros), Tariff C (full 20 euros/concessions 16 euros/children 5 euros). A number of passes may be purchased – for the whole festival (150 euros) or part of it (Duos or Weekend). You can find all the details on ticket prices and making bookings on the festival website. Read more...