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Francois Tusques

Born in 1938 in Paris and raised in Brittany, Tusques was among the first to bring together French musicians to explore a new musical language in the 1960’s. He also formed connections with all the significant American avant garde players who came to Paris at that time.


Suoni Per Il Popolo, Montreal, Canada, June 5-22, 2013

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Suoni per Il PopoloCasa del Popolo/Sala Rossa Montreal, CanadaJune 5-22, 2013The Casa del Popolo and Sala Rossa mini-empire that Mauro Pezzente and Kiva Stimac started on upper St-Laurent Boulevard in September, 1990 boasts a high-level eclectic program throughout the year, but the annual Suoni per Il Popolo festival concentrates special events ...


Vision Festival 16 Billy Bang Memorial and Then Some

Vision Festival 16 Billy Bang Memorial and Then Some

Vision Festival 16 concludes as it began with a tribute to one of its own now gone. In this case it would be Billy Bang. Along the way are many other memorable moments waiting in the wings. Abrons Arts Center In the Main Stage 6:00PM to 7:00PM Reut Regev R*Time Special Edition Reut Regev (trombone), Burton ...

Outpost 186 leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Outpost 186  leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Piano players are coming out of the woodwork at Outpost 186. Mothers Day saw an astonishing turnout for Matthew Shipp, who followed a solo set with a long awaited Jim Hobbs duet, sponsored in part by All About Jazz. A snippet of the night awaits below. After a respite from Memorial Day, Hans Poppel has a ...


Francois Tusques et le Nouveau Jazz Francais

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It is somewhat ironic that, as much as European jazz and free improvisation are nestled squarely within the canon of contemporary music--one has to look only at the worldwide recognition of figures like Germany's Peter Brötzmann, England's Evan Parker, or Holland's Misha Mengelberg and their respective integral scenes--the country with the closest ties to vanguard American ...


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