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Joëlle Léandre

Contrebassist and improviser Joëlle Léandre matters John Cage among her close mentors and it has continued to be under-acknowledged for the total amount — and quality — of her function since she started saving in 1981. Léandre offers performed and documented with lots of the greatest, & most interesting, music …

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U.P. Wilson

Fort Worth-based guitarist, singer and songwriter U.P. Wilson takes on a startlingly refreshing design of deep Southern soul-blues that’s gospel inflected and rural, however urban. His extremely rhythmic acoustic guitar playing is definitely showcased on three albums for JSP Information, and it would appear that after years to be referred …

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David Guetta

France’s David Guetta is one of the gleaming influx of DJs who all combine Daft Punk’s modern house music using a pinch of electroclash’s punch. Guetta have been DJ’ing around France playing well-known music, but his human brain was especially rewired in 1987 when he noticed a Farley Jackmaster Funk …

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Johnny Griffin

Among the all-time great tenor saxophonists, Johnny Griffin can decrease in the history of jazz like a performer easily in a position to negotiate the tricky harmonic adjustments and swift tempos of contemporary music. He’ll also become remembered as a new player who could masterfully interpret sensitive ballads, rivaling Ben …

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Lou Bennett

Lou Bennett began being a bop pianist, then switched to body organ and became a good participant in the later ’50s. With Jimmy Smith’s virtuostic approach as motivation, Bennett still left piano behind in 1956, and toured the East and Midwest along with his body organ trio from 1957 through …

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Joe Turner

Though endlessly puzzled with the singer Big Joe Turner, pianist Joe Turner originated from a totally different direction, following a James P. Johnson/Fat Waller stride custom, armed with an excellent technique and an excellent sense of golf swing. Given birth to in Baltimore, he began to find out the piano …

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Pierre Hantaï

French harpsichordist Pierre Hantaï started to research his instrument of preference from age 12 with Arthur Haas; later on he continuing his lessons with Gustav Leonhardt. In 1983 Hantaï have scored his first main triumph through acquiring first prize on the International Bach-Handel Competition of Bruges in Belgium; since that …

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Charles Baudelaire

Though Baudelaire himself produced hardly any works and was somewhat more appreciated after his death than during his lifetime, he was one of many influences both in Britain and France like a critic and an inspiration. He was among the 1st to declare “l’Art put l’Art,” Artwork for Art’s Sake, …

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Charles Trénet

Charles Trenet was one of the last of his sort of vocalist, a holdover through the period of pre-World Battle II France as well as the perfect of Maurice Chevalier, in addition to vocalist/composers such as for example Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré. Originally a skill student, Trenet considered performing …

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Gotan Project

Before they perfected the electronica-meets-tango sound from the Gotan Project, Paris musicians Philippe Cohen Solal and Christoph H. Mueller proved helpful together within the Children from Brazil and Stereo system Action Unlimited as soon as 1996. Launching their music on Solal’s Ya Basta label, both quickly captured the ears of …

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