AN ABC FOR JAZZ LOVERS
Aéroport d’Izmir, Turquie, 1995
Photo : Pascal Kober
In a few hours, “Bird’s” charming wife, Chan Parker, will be back in her country house not far from Paris. Every year, she was welcomed as a friend by Fùsun Levet-Bulut and his crew at the Kuşadası Jazz Festival. The airplane is a very common way of travel for musicians. But sometimes gigs follow one another with no respite or rest. I’ve got my own little theory about this : while on tour, the only place where a musician can feel at home, with his personal references and in the privacy of his own world, is… on stage.
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 :