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Paris Jazz at Kings Place

Jez Nelson presents music celebrating the Paris jazz scene. Featuring bass player Henri Texier's Quartet, plus sets from young pianist Eve Risser and experimental trio Jean Louis.

Jez Nelson presents music celebrating the rich Paris jazz scene. Featuring esteemed bass player Henri Texier's Quartet, plus sets from young pianist Eve Risser and experimental trio Jean Louis recorded on the final night of a week-long series of Parisian-inspired concerts at Kings Place in London.

Henri Texier's Red Route Quartet play elements of classic love songs, which are improvised over freely, allowing Texier's North African connections to seep through. The band consists of his son Sebastien on sax and clarinet, drummer Christophe Marguet and guitarist Manu Codjia.

Representing the next generation of Parisian jazz, Eve Risser performs a solo set on prepared piano, followed by electronic wizardry and brilliantly energetic original compositions from the trio Jean Louis.

Playlist:

Jazz on 3 signature tune:

Artist: Russell Gunn (Russell Gunn - trumpet, Gregory Tardy and Bruce Williams - reeds, Andre Heyward - trombone, Chieli Minucci - guitar, James Hurt - keyboards, Rodney Jordan - bass, Woody Williams - drums, Khalil Kwame Bell - percussion, DJ Apollo - turntables)
Track Title: Seventy Four Miles Away
Composer: Joe Zawinul
Album Title: Ethnomusicology Volume 1

Henri Texier's Quartet recorded at Kings Place on June 13, 2009

Line up:
Henri Texier (double bass)
Sebastian Texier (reeds)
Manu Codjia (guitar)
Christophe Marguet (drums)

Set one:
Prevert Blues (Henri Texier)
Nostalgique (Manu Codjia/Christophe Marguet/Sebastian Texier/Henri Texier)
Lubyes (Manu Codjia)

Jez speaks to Kevin LeGendre about the history of jazz in Paris and Henri Texier's role in the scene.

Set two:
My One And Only Love (Guy Wood/Robert Mellin)
Afrique à L'eau (Henri Texier)
Ô Africa (Henri Texier)
Sommeil Calliou (Henri Texier/Sebastian Texier)

Jez interviews Joachim Florent from Jean Louis

Jean Louis recorded at Kings Place on June 13, 2009

Line up:
Aymeric Avice (trumpet, slide trumpet, seashells)
Joachim Florent (double bass)
Francesco Pastacaldi (drums)

Set list:
Doom (Aymeric Avice, Joachim Florent, Francesco Pastacaldi)

Jez interviews Eve Risser

An improvised set by Eve Risser recorded at Kings Place on June 13, 2009

Line up:
Eve Risser (prepared piano).

1 hour, 45 minutes

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