Jazz under the apple trees, Jazz in La Villette, Jazz in Sète, Jazz in Vienne … Recent concerts to see or review in times of health crisis

While the evenings for the next few weeks will be spent at home in a growing number of French departments, this is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the brilliant live performances captured in recent weeks in Coutances, Paris, Sète, Vienne … and available on france.tv.

Since March 2020, countless festivals have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some have been able to maintain themselves with a minimal presence of international artists, others have organized a digital 2020 edition, and finally others have been postponed and reprogrammed in a tightened format over two or three days. Many concerts and live sessions are available on our France.tv site.

If you live in a metropolis or a department subject to curfew, these live recordings do not prevent you from going to the concerts maintained and advanced at times such as 6:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., as long as it is still possible. Live performance cannot live without an audience.

Jazz under the apple trees, special weekend, September 2020

Jacky Terrasson Trio
Concert of September 18, 2020 at the Théâtre de Coutances for the presentation of the album 53 (allusion to his age). With Jacky Terrasson (piano), Lukmil Perez (drums), Sylvain Romano (double bass).

Hasse Poulsen “Tom’s Wild Years”, tribute to Tom Waits
A creation presented on September 18, 2020 at the Théâtre de Coutances. With Hasse Poulsen (vocals, guitar), Fidel Fourneyron (trombone), Peter Corser (tenor saxophone, clarinet, vocals), Bent Clausen (vibraphone, marimba, banjo, vocals), Emmanuel Borghi (keyboards, piano), Damien Varaillon (double bass ), Timothy Lutte (drums, percussions).

Vincent Peirani Living Being II “Night Walker”
Concert on September 19, 2020 at the Salle Marcel-Hélie in Coutances. Accordionist presents Night walker, the second album from his fabulous Living Being quintet. With Vincent Peirani (accordion), Émile Parisien (saxophone), Tony Paeleman (Fender Rhodes), Julien Herné (bass), Yoann Serra (drums).

Anne Paceo “S.HA.MANES”
The latest creation from the residence of the threshing machine in Coutances. Concert on September 19, 2020 at the Salle Marcel-Hélie. With Anne Paceo (drums, vocals), Isabelle Sörling (vocals), Marion Rampal (vocals), Christophe Panzani (saxophone), Benjamin Flament (percussions, drums), Tony Paeleman (piano, rhodes, basses).

Also to (re) see: three sessions in May 2020 (organized when the festival was canceled): the “SHAMANES” session by Anne Paceo (12 mn), the “Tom’s Wild Years” session by Hass Poulsen (13 mn ) and the session of the three residents of Coutances in recent years, Thomas de Pourquery, Airelle Besson and Anne Paceo (12 min). All our archives can be found on our Jazz under the apple trees page.

Jazz à la Villette, September 2020

Michel Portal, # MP85 to celebrate his 85 years
A new project for the insatiable pioneer of European free jazz, presented on September 6, 2020 at the Grande Halle de la Villette. With Michel Portal (saxophone, bass clarinet), Nils Wogram (trombone), Bojan Z (piano, musical direction), Bruno Chevillon (double bass), Jeff Ballard (drums).

John Coltrane’s “Africa / Brass” album revisited under the aegis of Christophe Dal Sasso
Concert of September 11, 2020 at the Grande Halle de la Villette. With a shocking workforce: the Dal Sasso Big Band (distinguished at the Victoires du Jazz 2020) under the direction of Christophe Dal Sasso, as well as the saxophonists David El Malek, Sophie Alour and Géraldine Laurent.

Laura Perrudin “Perspectives & Avatars”
Concert on September 12, 2020 at the Philharmonie. The astonishing and unclassifiable Laura Perrudin (voice, electric chromatic harp, effects, machines, looper) presents her third album released on October 9.

Fatoumata Diawara, one of the great voices of Africa today
Concert on September 13, 2020 at the Grande Halle de la Villette. With Fatoumata Diawara (guitar, vocals), Yacouba Kone (guitar), Tito Bonacera (bass), Arecio Gonzalez (keyboard), Jean-Baptiste Gbadoe (drums).

Finally, many excerpts from previous editions are available on the page dedicated to Jazz à la Villette.

Jazz à Sète, “open air” edition, July 2020

Laurent Coulondre, “Michel on my mind”, tribute to Petrucciani
Pianist, organist, Laurent Coulondre (Victoire du Jazz by the instrumental artist 2020, tied with Paul Lay) presents his beautiful discographic tribute to Michel Petrucciani in a tight edition of the Jazz festival in Sète, on July 18, 2020 at Parc Simone- Veil. With Laurent Coulondre (piano, keyboards), Jérémy Bruyère (double bass), Martin Wangermée (drums). As part of the Jazz Tour collection.

Laurent Bardainne & Freshwater Tiger “Love is Everywhere”
Twelve minutes, summery and sensual, of the concert of the saxophonist and his formation Tigre d’Eau Douce. The pieces Marvin and Hut from the album Love is Everywhere, July 17, 2020 at Parc Simone-Veil in Sète. With Laurent Bardainne (tenor saxophone), Arnaud Roulin (Hammond organ), Sylvain Daniel (electric bass), Philippe Gleizes (drums), Roger Raspail (percussions).

Tiger tiger
A world apart, woven of groove and electro (we can also hear progressive rock echoes), that of Vincent Taeger, the former drummer of Poni Hoax (founded by Laurent Bardainne, with Arnaud Roulin on keyboards). Concert on July 17, 2020 at Parc Simone-Veil. With Vincent Taeger (drums, vocals), Ludovic Bruni (bass), Arnaud Roulin (synths).

Jazz à Vienne, “limited edition”, July 2020

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal
Magic reunion with the luminous duo formed by Ballaké Sissoko (kora) and Vincent Ségal (cello), the time of a concert behind closed doors at the Ancient Theater of Vienne on July 15, 2020.

Éric Legnini Trio invites Thomas Dutronc and Hugh Coltman
The Belgian pianist, who released a new instrumental trio album in the fall of 2019, Six Strings Under, plays in the Ancient Theater of Vienne without an audience with his accomplices Thomas Bramerie (double bass) and Rocky Gresset (guitar). Two distinguished guests will join him: singers Thomas Dutronc (the whole trio officiates in his album Frenchy) and Hugh Coltman.

In addition, last weeks to (re) see beautiful live archives of Jazz in Vienna: Omar Sosa and Yilian Cañizares in 2019, hip-hop with Black Star in 2018, as well as Jamie Cullum in 2017.

Don’t forget to take a look (and an ear) at all the concerts and live sessions available in the Jazz Tour collection. There are only a few weeks left to (re) see some concerts in our jazz library …..

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