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Archie Shepp & Joachim Kühn at Jazzdor 2011

« Still crazy after all these years… » – They had to meet, it’s finally done. Both veterans at “Impulse! “Archie Shepp and Joachim Kühn, end up in Frankfurt for a brilliant duo. On the one hand, an African-American who in the complex sound of his saxophone, vibrates in the groundswell painful stories of his people, on the other, the pianist of Old Europe, who combines JS Bach to free jazz: they interpret as many standards as their own compositions with a saxophone playing tenor whose oscillation between an address wan to the afterlife and an interpellation of senses, between the melody and the cry, it is an art of sound among the most analyzed in the history of jazz.

Line-up:
Archie Shepp (saxophone) Joachim Kühn (piano)

Genre: Concert / Jazz
Director: Samuel Thiebaut
Duration: 59 minutes
Format: HD

 

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Archie Shepp, Melvin van Peebles & The Heliocentrics at Jazz à la Villette Festival 2015

On the occasion of the Jazz à La Villette Festival, the British collective The Heliocentrics bring together two great artists and major players of African-American culture: Archie Shepp and Melvin Van Peebles. The former is a saxophonist and one of the key figures of the Great Black Music, the latter is a renowned filmmaker and a pioneer of the Blaxploitation, an American film genre featuring, in the leading roles, African American actors.
Guided by the spiritual power of the charismatic Sun Ra, the Heliocentrics keep playing their part as a link between genres and generations. After performing for years with the Ethio-jazz icon Mulatu Astatke, they embarked on a new adventure alongside Mevin Van Peebles in 2014, with the album The Last Broadcast, a nebulous opus composed of 12 hypnotic music tracks.

Genre: Concert / Jazz / World
Director: Samuel Thiebaut
Duration: 76 minutes
Format: HD

 

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Cécile McLorin Salvant at Jazz à la Villette Festival 2015

Revealed in 2013 with the album WomanChild, Cécile McLorin Salvant is impressing with vocal mastery. Her vocal technique combined with a great sense of rhythm had her win the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Wynton Marsalis and Archie Shepp also succumbed to the charms of her songs inspired by blues, French and American songs. Not bad for an artist who is only 25!

 

Genre: Concert / Jazz
Director: Giuseppe De Vecchi
Duration: 91 minutes
Format: HD

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Avishai Cohen with strings at Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival 2013

Once again, the mixed jazz bassist Avishai Cohen bewitches!

After a stint at NJP in 2010, Avishai Cohen returns to the trio with piano, drums, bass and his captivating voice. Accompanied by a string quartet, his jazz, world and classical compositions are tinged with urban sounds and Hebrew traditions to reach directly to the soul!

 

Line-up :

Avishai Cohen (double bass, vocals), Nitai Hershkovits (piano), Ofri Nehemya (drums), Cordelia Hagmann (violin), Amit Landau (viola), Noam Haimovitz Weinschel (viola), Yael Shapira (cello, vocals), Yoram Lachish (oboe)

 

Genre: Concert / Jazz / World
Director: Sylvain Pierrel
Duration: 73 minutes
Format: HD

 

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Tinissima and Bearzatti at Sons d’Hiver 2011

In this concert, Italian saxophonist Fransceco Bearzatti illustrates the fascinating life of revolutionary photographer Tina Modotti.
From South American revolutions to communist Russia in the 1930s, Modotti’s photos offer us a world amid the upheaval of change, to the backdrop of the Italian quartet’s compositions.

 

 

Genre: Jazz
Director: Guillaume Déro
Duration: 44 minutes
Format: HD

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David Murray & Saul Williams live at Banlieues Bleues 2015 – Freedom Now!

It is still with the quartet Infinity, baptized like that in memory of his first New York years in the loft-studio Infinity, that David Murray invites a new voice: Saul Williams. Lucky day!: for fifteen years, the hero of the independent movie Slam distinguished himself from the flow of the rappers and slammers by the quality of his texts and the strength of his performance. His punchlines make him an outstanding performer, doubled by an expert poet and by a powerful rap-soul voice. He found in David Murray, who knows a lot on the subject to have had a dialogue with writers such Amiri Baraka and Ishmael Reed. Summit meeting.

Genre: Jazz
Director: Samuel Thiebaut
Duration: 55 minutes
Format: HD

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