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 would wind up the concert with a jam session ! What other form of music would have allowed such an encounter ? Wherever a jazz musician goes in the world, he knows he will be able to play in an impromptu way with any other jazz musician, if they agree on a set of chords and the key of a Great American Song Book standard. Jazz ? A shared culture…
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 :