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Sylvain Luc comes from Bayonne. Surrounded by the inspiring atmosphere of his eagerly music practising brothers, he chooses the guitar as his instrument at the age of 5. He is 9 when he enters the conservatoire and starts recording his first album of Basque folklore "Elgarrekin" together with his brothers. In the Luc family they remember with tenderness the year when he made his stage debut as Joe Dassin with a local group. His preference for the strings is not limited to the guitar alone; by exploring the classical richness (with Jorge Cardoso), he learns to appreciate the mandolin, the violin and studies the cello for 10 years

ARTICLE: RADIO

Sir Stevie: Jammin' on Stevie Wonder - Part 4

Read "Sir Stevie: Jammin' on Stevie Wonder - Part 4" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

All good things come to an end, so here we are with the last part of our celebration of Stevie Wonder's 70th birthday in the key of jazz [check out parts one, two and three]. In this final installment tributes by Geri Allen, Stephane Belmondo and Sylvain Luc, Urbie Green, Max Ionata and Dado Moroni, Abbey ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alice Soyer: Persona

Read "Persona" reviewed by Jim Worsley

WARNING: Listening to this record may cause you to experience emotions, feelings, sentiments, passions, sensations, reactions, spirits, affections, sensibilities, and levels of warmth you have never felt before or that have been locked up inside you for far too long. The irony of jest belies Alice Soyer's genuine voyage of depth and significance into ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Alice Soyer: A Tale of Two Wings

Read "Alice Soyer: A Tale of Two Wings" reviewed by Jim Worsley

To think of Alice Soyer is to immediately get in touch with your feelings. Soyer is a most accomplished composer, pianist, and vocalist, who also brilliantly shares her distinct impressions through her drawings and paintings. Born and raised just outside of jny: Paris, Soyer's art, in any form, denotes the cherished moments and adventures of her ...

Persona

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009
Track listing: A la verticale; Ephemere; Geste humain; La seule chose; Maintenant; Mirage; Balance; Rien; Oublie moi; Persona; Carrousel; En vitrine; Mélacolie; Tout réinventer; Love.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Richard Galliano: New Jazz Musette

Read "New Jazz Musette" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Certo spiace un po' vedere un musicista come Richard Galliano ripresentare, disco dopo disco, quella che è stata la propria luminosa e brillante carriera senza aggiungere a essa neppure una virgola di nuovo e originale. Succede ormai da qualche tempo e in questo ultimo, doppio CD, succede in modo particolarmente vistoso. Il fisarmonicista si ...

Trio Sud: Young and Fine

Label: Dreyfus Records
Released: 2016
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ARTICLE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Frank Woeste

Read "Frank Woeste" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Frank Woeste is a German pianist living in jny: Paris. He graduated from the Paris Conservatory in 2001, and was awarded 1st or 2nd prize at several international contests such as the Steinway Prize at the Montreux International Piano Competition (Switzerland), the Jazz Hoeilaart International Competition (Belgium) and the Gexto European Jazzcontest (Spain).

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Trio Sud: Young and Fine

Read "Trio Sud: Young and Fine" reviewed by John Kelman

Trio Sud Young and Fine Dreyfus Jazz2008 It's hard to believe that a guitarist as fine as France's Sylvain Luc has been so overlooked by supposedly comprehensive music sites like All Music Guide--especially with albums like today's Rediscovery, Young and Fine, featuring his Trio Sud group, out in the world. While ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

North Sea Jazz Festival Recap: A Moveable, Musical Feast

Read "North Sea Jazz Festival Recap: A Moveable, Musical Feast" reviewed by Joan Gannij

North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands July 10-12, 2015 Three days immersed in sounds and sensations. Followed by two days at home in zombie mode, zen silence. Rather than do an exhausting commute from jny: Amsterdam to jny: Rotterdam each day (by train or auto (50 miles / 75 kilometers each ...


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