New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr. dies

“He left the same way he lived: embracing reality”With these words, musician Wynton Marsalis has announced the death of his father, Ellis Marsalis Jr, one of the jazz masters who has died at the age of 85 due to complications from the coronavirus. Marsalis Jr. (New Orleans, 1934-2020), patriarch of this genre and member of […]

Death of jazzman Ellis Marsalis, influential New Orleans man

“My father was a giant in music and education, but an even bigger father. He put everything he had to allow us to develop the best of ourselves. “ These words from saxophonist Branford Marsalis sum up the importance of the jazz legacy left by Ellis Marsalis, who has just died at the age of […]

New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis Jr. dies

“He left the same way he lived: embracing reality”With these words, musician Wynton Marsalis has announced the death of his father, Ellis Marsalis Jr, one of the jazz masters who has died at the age of 85 due to complications from the coronavirus. Marsalis Jr. (New Orleans, 1934-2020), patriarch of this genre and member of […]

Shabaka and The Ancestors, the warrior soul

From They Who Must Die (“Those who must die”), first song of the album, the music is booming and yet it’s bright. In a canter of bass, percussion and incantations, Shabaka Hutchings’ saxophone embroidered the pulsating patterns of which he has the secret, echoing images of “African time” evoked by the powerful voice of Siyabonga […]

Monday poetry: today, “hello madam. Are you having a pleasant stay? ”

It is a minority vein, but very present in French poetry today: some authors strive to give an account of the social reality of work. It is Joseph Ponthus who recounts his experience of the factory in At the line, Fabienne Swiatly who gives voice to women who are said to be invisible: cleaners, cashiers, […]

NBA ceases to operate | TIME ONLINE

In the United States Basketball League NBA stopped playing because of the corona virus. The season will be interrupted indefinitely, said the NBA With. Previously, a Utah Jazz professional had tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, the game against Oklahoma City Thunder by national team player Dennis Schröder was canceled. Shortly thereafter, the entire […]

Aka Moon, to Beethoven and beyond

Passionate about sharing, exchanges and improvisation, the trio of Belgian saxophonist Fabrizio Cassol gracefully revisits the composer’s ultimate piano sonata. .

Illuminating the rhythms of jazz

Ariana Kramer It is not every day that jazz drummers form an ensemble of drummers to highlight each other’s skills. But that’s exactly what the legendary drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath designed. His Whole Drum Truth introduces himself and drummers John Trentacosta and Loren Bienvenu. The group offers a unique opportunity to listen to all the […]

The sound of the day # 432: sorcerer like Razen

Brujo robot. Robot, sorcerer, technology, spirituality: we will not find a better way to introduce this new disc of the Belgian quartet Razen than by threading the words fallen from the semantic fields of the two a priori irreconcilable words which form the title of his new album, which released March 27. A way of […]