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Musician

Francis Jacob

Album

Side-By-Side

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Children (acoustic); May Song (electric); Mon Ane (acoustic); Blues (electric); Pacific Vibes (acoustic); Children (electric); Paul (acoustic); Mon Ane (electric); Blues (acoustic); Paul (electric); On the Other Side (acoustic); Pacific Vibes (electric); On Your Steps acoustic); On Your Steps (electric); Playing Hookey (electric).

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Article: Podcast

Francis Jacob: Jazz Passport

Read "Francis Jacob: Jazz Passport" reviewed by Jason Crane


On the new episode of The Jazz Session, Jason Crane interviews French guitarist Francis Jacob. Jacob's career has taken him around the world: France, Switzerland, Boston, Brazil, Paris and now New York. Along the way, he's picked up a gift for improvisation and a taste for West African music. On his new CD, Side By Side ...

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Article: Album Review

Francis Jacob and the Flying Saucers: Side-By-Side

Read "Side-By-Side" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Call Francis Jacob a musical globetrotter. The guitarist was raised in Geneva, Switzerland, studied at Berklee in Boston, moved to Brazil in 1989 to study music there, then relocated to New York in 1991. And with Side-By-Side, he's crafted a two-sided world fusion sound driven by African rhythms.The set relies on one of the ...


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