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 of Carmen (yes, Bizet’s, rearranged by Ivan Jullien at the request of Jean-Paul Boutellier) in her lovely French Song Book with Louis Winsberg. Thirty years, and not one missed. Cantankerous people criticize her for her dynamism. For me, that’s just what I like about Dee Dee. With her gift of the gab. In cahoots with her daughter China, a great jazz singer. And with Elliott, her dog, sticking his tongue out at photographers !
This picture is published in my ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS, the english version of my Abécédaire amoureux du jazz, a 180 pages book with a foreword by Marcus Miller, published by Snoeck and which bring together more than 200 jazz portraits took on stage and backstage all around the world for Jazz Hot magazine.
For those who love jazz and to those who think they… don’t (!), a good idea for a Christmas present ! Want to order ? Here it is :