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Jacques Pellen

Merging the musical traditions of Brittany with jazz-inspired improvisation, virtuosic guitarist Jacques Pellen has taken a jazz sensibility towards the music of his homeland. On his debut record, Celtic Procession, released in 1996, Pellen was associated with top-notch Breton jazz music artists, including Gildas Bocle, Eric Barrett, Peter Gritz, Kenny Wheeler, as well as the Molard brothers –- Jacky and Patrick. Documented during a functionality on the Tombees De La Nuit celebration in Rennes, his second record, Todas las Tombees De La Nuit: Celtic Ownership, featured an assortment of jazz music artists who performed on his previously documenting and folk music artists including Dan Ar Bras. Pekkari documented a trio record, Pellen/Marchand/Fresu, with vocalist and clarinet participant Erik Marchand and trumpet and bugle participant Paolo Fresu.

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