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Alfie Ryner

« After five years of intense rehearsing, gigging, changing and re-arranging songs, live-testing, abandoning, approving, and a long thought process concerning the best way to lay down our music on record, we decided to work with the magicians Olivier Cussac and Arthur Ower and record live at Condorcet Studios, Toulouse. The only way of keeping the essence of our sound intact is to play together, allow a tune to live from start to finish, with no “re-recording”, no isolation booths and no headphones. We then chose the versions in which the global sound was most exciting, in order to blend them into a coherent and meaningful stream of music

Pulcinella

Pulcinella is claiming for an extravagant music, generous and dynamic. Throught a very special sense of story-telling rising from the compositions and arrangements, this quartet offers an access to an inventive and original musical world. Hard to classify, the musical world of the band is full of colours and unpredictable characters (Achab, Titus Pulo, La Belle-Isloise…). Pulcinella plays an omnivore kind of jazz, fond of rock, tango, musette and eastern Europe music… all in order to serve musical stories and sparkling colours pictures. For more than 8 years the band Pulcinella multiplies concerts, tours, encounters, thanks to the trust given by several professional networks and shows organizers (festivals, cultural centers, national scenes, clubs, , public places, bars …). With more than 350 concerts, the band had the chance to open the show for Get The Blessing, Akosh S., Julien Lourau, Magyd Cherfi, Renaud Garcia Fons, Bojan Z, André Minvielle, Bireli Lagrène, Marc Ducret, Jim Black, Michel Portal, la Campagnie des Musiques à Ouïr… Pulcinella also collaborated with Emile Parisien's Quartet (Victoires du Jazz 2009), the singer Leïla Martial (1° prize at the Concours National de Jazz de La Défense 2009), the singer Hervé Suhubiette, the Grolektif de Lyon, traditional Indian musician Debojyoti Sanyal and Sougata Roy Chowdhury, the Hungarian band Dzsindzsa (album « Panthers’ Play » on label BMC, released October 2009). Pulcinella exports its music : touring in Kazakhstan (2014), England (2014),Ukraine (2012) ; Kyrgyzstan (April 10), Morocco (Nov

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Heddy Boubaker

Born in 1963, Heddy started music by playing electric guitar in Rock bands as a teenager, since long time passed and he played many other musical styles and then progressively switched to the alto and bass saxophone. His main musical activities are now centered on improvised music and sound research; in solo or with others musicians, poets, dancers ... he is really found of musical meetings. He played on many international places with a lot of partners. He published many CDs and is very active in concerts organisation in the Toulouse area. Since 2011 he stopped playing saxophone and concentrate now on electric bass, guitar and analog modular synth.

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Jazz Sur Son 31 2018

Read "Jazz Sur Son 31 2018" reviewed by Luke Seabright

October 5th marked the start of the 2018 edition of Jazz Sur Son 31 in jny:Toulouse and its neighbouring towns. If jazz is part of Toulouse's DNA, a good reminder of this comes from the legacy of one the city's most popular artists, the singer Claude Nougaro who immortalised his hometown in the ballad “O Toulouse." ...

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Memories of Woodstock: Joan Baez at Jazz in Marciac 2018

Read "Memories of Woodstock: Joan Baez at Jazz in Marciac 2018" reviewed by Luke Seabright

If you're a jazz fan, you'll almost certainly have heard of Marciac. But if it's the first time you're going there, and you don't know much about the place, you may well experience some confusion. If you've flown in, you're most likely driving over from jny:Toulouse, the nearest airport. You've prepared your GPS and entered in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pulcinella: Bestiole

Read "Bestiole" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Pulcinella shares its name with a character from the Commedia dell'Arte--he figures rather charmingly on the band's website--and declares its mix of jazz, rock, tango and Baltic traditions to be “delocalised jazz." Presumably this refers to the music's international identity--no single place can lay claim to the Pulcinella sound. Bestiole, Pulcinella's third album since saxophonist Ferdinand ...

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Souillac Jazz Festival Line-Up, 19-26 July 2014

Souillac Jazz Festival Line-Up, 19-26 July 2014

“JAZZ, A VEHICLE FOR PEACE, DIALOGUE AND UNITY THAT TRANSCENDS BORDERS AND CULTURES” (UNESCO, 2011) Souillac, France: This small town in the Department of the Lot, southwestern France, will resound with some of the best contemporary music during the Souillac Jazz Festival on 19-26 July. Hosted in a popular tourist region renowned for its unique natural ...


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