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K as in Kaleidoscope

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Hermeto Pascoal Festival Jazz à Vienne, 1986 Photo : Pascal Kober A kaleidoscope with the colours of the Brazilian flag highlighted in red. That’s what it took to describe the whole colourful wealth of the offbeat … Continuer la lecture

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J as in Jam session

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Michel Jules, Luiz Carlos de Paula and Stéphane Sarlin (Notenstock trio) with bassist Abraham Laboriel Festival Jazz à Vienne, 1993 Photo : Pascal Kober The “jam” is always a competition of smiles ! Take a look at this … Continuer la lecture

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I as in Intimity

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Lou Tavano Jazz Club de Grenoble, 2012 Photo : Pascal Kober She likes Bali, Russia, and classical music. And that’s enough for me to love her… “For those who don’t like jazz”… In 1992, this was … Continuer la lecture

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H as in Happening

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Bobby McFerrin Festival Jazz à Vienne, 2010 Photo : Pascal Kober Happening. Yes, yes, it’s happening ! And even more often than you think. It even has something to do with art ! Criss-crossing the stage, the American … Continuer la lecture

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G as in Groups

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Manhattan Transfer Festival Jazz à Vienne, 1987 Photo : Pascal Kober One or two iconic bands have left their mark on the history of jazz, with the artistic identity of a group. Without musicians like Janis … Continuer la lecture

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F as in Fun

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Dee Dee Bridgewater, China Moses and… Elliott Festival Jazz à Vienne, 2010 Photo : Pascal Kober I’ve been listening to Dee Dee for 30 years. From her revivals of Ella Fitzgerald standards to her jazz version … Continuer la lecture

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E as in Encouragement

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Sahib Shihab, Anthony Anelli et Benny Powell Festival Jazz Musiques, Grenoble, 1986 Photo : Pascal Kober These three great American soloists were the guests of the Regional Jazz Big Band conducted by André Anelli. Whose son … Continuer la lecture

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D as in Daydream

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Lisa Simone Festival Jazz à Vienne, 2016 Photo : Pascal Kober I met her mother, Nina, in 1992, at a festival in Pointe-à-Pitre, French West Indies. Not easy, her mum… And not an easy life for … Continuer la lecture

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C as in Contrabass

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Esperanza Spalding Festival Les Estivales de Savoie, château des ducs de Chambéry, 2013 Photo : Pascal Kober I was introduced to Esperanza Spalding in 2009 when her first album, Junjo, which was virtually mainstream, appeared. These … Continuer la lecture

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B as in Backstage

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Chick Corea International Istanbul Jazz Festival, Turquie, 1996 Photo : Pascal Kober In musicians’ jargon, the sound check is that moment when they fine-tune the balance of their instruments, helped by the two sound engineers.  The … Continuer la lecture

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A as in Africa

AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS Randy Weston Festival Jazz à Vienne, 2016 Photo : Pascal Kober The African continent is the source of jazz.  In the late 1960s, Randy Weston was one of the first to bring African and American musicians … Continuer la lecture

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An ABC for Jazz Lovers: the Advent calendar

Nearly as many days before Christmas as letters in my ABC for Jazz Lovers ! Here is my Advent calendar. Every day, one picture and its caption, extract from this 180 pages book with a foreword by Marcus Miller, published by … Continuer la lecture

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An ABC for Jazz Lovers

Whether it‘s under spotlights or in the privacy of a dressing room, in rehearsal rooms or in the thick of major international tours, Pascal Kober’s pictures reveal a special way of looking at things, which also plays cleverly with words. As a French photojournalist and … Continuer la lecture

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Happy new year 2017!

2017… for jazz and the love of jazz ! Soon to come my ABC for Jazz Lovers, a book and a photo exhibition at the Musée de l’Ancien Évêché in Grenoble (France)… May it be a good and happy year for … Continuer la lecture

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