Jazz Around the World – 17 April – France

джаз филармония холл - © Stan Thomas/Kanale Creations

 

Welcome to France. Today we will be spending time with two artists with a common classical foundation, but whose styles are as far apart on the Jazz spectrum as you can get.

First up is vocalist Christiane Legrand. I first heard about Ms Legrand when she was part of a group called Quire. It took more than 20 years to locate that album, but thanks to the Internet and eBay, I finally found it. She’s lent her stratospheric soprano to several vocal groups, both traditional and a cappella. Let’s listen now to Christiane Legrand.

 

Vai

 

Un Canard “Coin Coin Coin”

 

With the Swingle Singers and the Modern Jazz Quartet – “Little David’s Fugue”

 

With Les Double Six – “En Flânant dans Paris” (Based on Quincy Jones’ “For Lena and Lennie”

 

There is not much to say about our next artist that hasn’t already been said. Jean-Luc Ponty has performed several different types of Jazz from traditional to Jazz-Rock to Fusion and just about everything in between. The different groups he has performed with, including his own, reflect this versatility. Please welcome Jean-Luc Ponty.

 

Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa – “King Kong”

 

Live – “Aurora Pts 1 & 2”

 

Renaissance

 

Rite of Strings Concert – Live – Solo Spot

 

N’Fan Môt

 

Rite of Strings Concert with Stanley Clarke and Al Dimeola – Live at Montreaux – “Indigo”

 

Map of FranceThank you for joining us here in France. I hope you enjoyed the concert. We’ll meet at the Internet Train Station to board a chartered train; our mode of transportation for the next few days. Next stop on our Jazz Around the World tour: Italy.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Support the artists. Buy their music. Go out and see some live Jazz today.

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