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The French Riviera – Nice Jazz, is Linedup 

The French Riviera – Nice Jazz, is Linedup 

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The French Riviera’s Nice Jazz Festival is known for its unmissable events.  However,  the 2017 Nice Jazz Festival has moved from the Cimiez arenas to the centre of the city. It has also opened up to a variety of musical trends. The festival has two different atmospheres, with bands performing on two stages at once, and a total of six stages every night for five days. Over 30,000 people come to enjoy its quality line-up.


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The Nice Jazz Festival, held annually since 1948 in Nice, on the French Riviera, is “the first jazz festival of international significance.”[1] 

The 2016 Festival, scheduled to begin on 16 July, was cancelled in the wake of the truck attack on 14 July 2016.[9]

What Nice jazz follower could forget  the inaugural festival whereby Louis Armstrong and his All Stars were the headliners. It was during this first edition that Suzy Delair sang C’est si bon for the first time, to a cabaret where Louis Armstrong ended his evening.[2][3] Frommer’s calls it “the biggest, flashiest, and most prestigious jazz festival in Europe.”[4]

Over the years, many artists, such as Lionel HamptonDizzy GillespieRay CharlesElla Fitzgerald,[5] Helen Humes,[6] Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis,[7] regularly appeared at the festival. After 1994, it saw a change of emphasis, with more world music and pop. But the festival’s newest organizer, Vivian Sicnasi, has reinstated an eclectic mix of traditional and modern sounds with an international line-up; it remains “one of the Riviera‘s biggest annual events.”[8]

Set in the vast Jardins de Cimiez (which contains a Roman amphitheatre), the event features several separate stages where groups perform simultaneously each evening, for eight days in July.[4]

In 2011, following years of falling attendance, the festival was moved from Cimiez to the more centrally located Place Masséna. It was reported that about 30,000 spectators attended the five-day festival in 2011. The 2012 festival took place from July 8–12 and performers included Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee BridgewaterErykah Badu, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Gregory Porter and the Jimi Brown Experience.

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Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 8:00 PM


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DE LA SOUL LIVE BAND

Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0717 - C - MASSENA - Herbie Hancock -



HERBIE HANCOCK

Monday 17 july – Flow – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0717 - A - TDV - Becca Stevens -



BECCA STEVENS BAND

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0717 - B - TDV - Woman To Woman



WOMAN TO WOMAN

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0717 - C - TDV - Roberto Fonseca



ROBERTO FONSECA “ABUC”

Monday 17 july – Flow – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0718 - A - MASSENA - Con Brio -



CON BRIO

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0718 - B - MASSENA - Laura Mvula -



LAURA MVULA

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0718 - C - MASSENA -  Ibrahim Maalouf



IBRAHIM MAALOUF “RED & BLACK LIGHT”

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0718 - A - TDV - Samy Thiebault -



SAMY THIÉBAULT ” REBIRTH”

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0718 - B - TDV - Christian McBride New Jawn -



CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE NEW JAWN

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0718 - C - TDV - Youn Sun Nah



YOUN SUN NAH

Tuesday 18 july – Beats – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0719 - A - MASSENA - Sir The Baptist -



SIR THE BAPTIST

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0719 - B - MASSENA - Chinese Man -



CHINESE MAN ” SHIKANTAZA LIVE”

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017  0719 - C - MASSENA - Mary J. Blige -



MARY J. BLIGE

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0719 - A - TDV - Johnny O'Neal Trio -



THE LEGENDARY JOHNNY O’NEAL TRIO

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0719 - B - TDV - Tony Allen -



TONY ALLEN TRIBUTE TO ART BLAKEY

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0719 - C - TDV - Cory Henry -



CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES

Wednesday 19 july – Rhymes – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0720 - MASSENA - Seramic -



SERAMIC

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 8:00 PM

2017 0720 - C - MASSENA - Deluxe



DELUXE

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0719 - C - MASSENA - IAM -



IAM

Thursday 20 july – Party – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0720 - A - TDV - Daniel Freedman -



DANIEL FREEDMAN

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0720 - B - TDV - Shai Maestro -



SHAI MAESTRO TRIO

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0720 - C - TDV - The Jazz Epistles - © DR(3).jpg



ABDULLAH IBRAHIM & EKAYA & VERY SPECIAL GUEST TERENCE BLANCHARD

Thursday 20 july – Party – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

2017 0721 - A - MASSENA - Kadhja Bonet



KADHJA BONET

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 8:00 PM

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MYLES SANKO

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 9:15 PM

2017 0721 - C - MASSENA - LAMOMALI L aventure Malienne de M



LAMOMALI L’AVENTURE MALIENNE DE -M-

Friday 21 july – Unity – Masséna – 11:00 PM

2017 0721 - A - TDV - Spirale Trio -



SPIRALE TRIO

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:00 PM

2017 0721 - A - TDV - Pierre Marcus Quartet -



PIERRE MARCUS QUARTET

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 7:30 PM

2017 0721 - B - TDV - Henri Texier & the SkyDancer 6 -



HENRI TEXIER SKY DANCERS 6

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 8:45 PM

2017 0721 - C - TDV - Kamasi Washington



KAMASI WASHINGTON

Friday 21 july – Unity – Théâtre de Verdure – 10:30 PM

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 “Hula Blues” 

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John Avery Noble (September 17, 1892, Honolulu, Hawaii – January 13, 1944, Honolulu), better known as Johnny Noble, was an American musician, composer and arranger. He was one of the key figures behind the development of the hapa haole style of music in Honolulu, and played a leading role in introducing Hawaiian music to the United States.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Johnny Noble was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 17, 1892. He was exposed to music from an early age, listening to band concerts on Sunday afternoons in Kapiolani Park, and traditional singing in local churches. He attended Kaiulani School, and in his spare time sold newspapers on the streets of Honolulu and entertained passers-by whistling popular tunes.[2]His high school education was at Saint Louis School, where he learned to play drums, piano and guitar. He graduated from school in 1911 and went to work at the Mutual Telephone Company in Honolulu, where he continued working long after he became a successful musician.[3]

CareerEdit

In 1917, Noble was hired by Ernest Ka’ai who was musical director at many Honolulu hotels.[4] Noble worked part-time as a drummer at several theaters before meeting Sonny Cunha, a well known Honolulu musician. Cunha was born in 1879, also in Honolulu, and developed the hapa haole (half-Hawaiian) sound in 1900 by mixing traditional Hawaiian music and American ragtime.[5] In 1918 Noble became a member of Cunha’s band playing drums and xylophone, and soon was well acquainted with the hapa haole. Cunha was Noble’s mentor and, among other things, taught Noble composition. Noble adopted Cunha’s music to blend jazz and blues with Hawaiian music to produce a new style of hapa haole. While conservatives complained that this new music “degrad[ed] and commercializ[ed]” traditional Hawaiian music, it was very popular with audiences in Honolulu.[6]

Noble went on to become an arranger and a band leader. In 1920 he led Honolulu’s Moana Hotel orchestra, introducing his new music to the band’s repertoire.[7] He later ended up supervising most of Honolulu’s hotels and country club entertainment.[2] In 1924 Noble was chosen as Hawaii’s delegate at a Music Trade Convention in San Francisco, where he took the opportunity to look for new ideas to incorporate in his music. Over the next few years Noble and his band publicized Hawaiian music by means of recordings, radio broadcasts, performances on cruise ships and tours of mainland America.[8] Noble played a leading role in introducing and popularizing Hawaiian music in the United States.[1]

Noble composed a number of hapa haole tunes, including “My Little Grass Shack“, “King Kamehameha” and “Hula Blues”. He also popularized the traditional “Hawaiian War Chant” song.[2]Noble published hundreds of traditional Hawaiian songs in their original form, and reworked many to “Western scale and contemporary instrumentation”.[1]He made over a 100 recordings, which included 110 songs for Brunswick Records.[2]

 

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“Mix – Dr John – Basin Street Blues” 

Basin Street Blues is song
Dixieland jazz bands, written by&Spencer Williams 1928 and recorded that year by 

Louis Armstrong

The famous verse with the lyric “Won’t you come along with me/To the Mississippi…” was later added by Glenn Miller.

The Basin Street of the title refers to the main street of Storyville, the notorious New Orleans, just north of the French Quarter. It became a red light district in 1897.
Other recordings

Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys also recorded a version during the group’s heyday with Tommy Duncan.

Louis Prima also recorded the song on his 1957 album The Wildest! as did Dr. Johnon his 1992 album Goin’ Back to New Orleans. Bob Wills’ official version contains slightly different lyrics than those heard on Bob Wills’ Anthology. Instead of Basin Street being the place where the “dark and light folks” meet, as sung on the recording, the printed lyrics state that Basin Street is the place where the “young and old folks” meet.

Connee Boswell recorded the song theatrically with Bing Crosby in 1937. A rendition of this song by Ella Fitzgerald with the Sy Oliver Orchestra can be found on the Decca releaseLullabies of Birdland.

Jo Stafford recorded a duet version withFrankie LaineJulie London (About The Blues Liberty Records LST 7012 US 1957)

Margie Rayburn released a version of the song as the B-side to her 1956 single “Can I Tell Them That You’re Mine?”[3]

Ace Cannon recorded an instrumental version for his debut 1962 album Tuff SaxAn instrumental version of this song was recorded by Miles Davis and was released as the opening track of his 1963 album Seven Steps to Heaven.

Judith Durham recorded a version for her album Judith Durham and The Hottest Band in Town Volume 2 (1974)

Liza Minnelli performed the number at her 2008-9 concert Liza’s at The Palace…!.

It was on the soundtrack for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

In 2008, saxophonist David Sanborncovered the song from his album Here & Gone.[4]

The song has also been re-imagined by Canadian turntablist Kid Koala, by manipulating the vinyl live.

Sam Cooke recorded a version in 1963, although with different lyrics. He performed the song live on The Tonight Show and The Mike Douglas Show.

In his live recording made at the Monterey Jazz festival in 1963, Jack Teagarden claims that the words we usually associate with the song were written by Teagarden and his fellow trombonist 

Glenn Miller when they were asked to arrange the song for an early

Ben Pollack recording. Neither name appears on the song credits.
When he was with Dick Stabile
and his orchestra, Dean Martin
recorded a version of this classic Jazz standard, although Martin himself would later go on to record more New Orleans-themed songs.

 
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“Joe Cocker – Cry Me A River”

Mad Dogs & Englishmen is a live album by Joe Cocker released in 1970. The album’s title is drawn from the 1931 Noël Coward song of the same name. Only four songs of the 16 on the original album were drawn from his first two studio albums. Besides the contributions of bandmate and musical director Leon Russell, it draws equally from rock (the Rolling Stones, Traffic, Bob Dylan, the Beatles) and soul (Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding). Accompanying Cocker is a choir, a three-piece horn section and several drummers.

The single “The Letter”/”Space Captain”, recorded during rehearsals was released to coincide with the tour. The album yielded the single “Cry Me a River“/”Give Peace a Chance.”

 

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2017 in blues, male vocalist

 

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 “Honky Tonk” 

“Honky Tonk” is rhythm and blues instrumental written by Billy ButlerBill Doggett, Clifford Scott and Shep Shepherd. Doggett recorded it as a two-part single in 1956.[1] It peaked at number two for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100,[2] and was the biggest R&B hit of the year, spending thirteen non-consecutive weeks at the top-of-the charts.[3][4]   

Honky Tonk” became Doggett’s signature piece and an R&B standard recorded by many other performers. 

Cornell Hurd Band on “Boonville – Live in Mendocino County” (2015)


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 “Bourbon Street Blues” 

Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an Italian-American singer, actor, songwriter, bandleader, and trumpeter. While rooted in New Orleans jazz, swing music, and jump blues, Prima touched on various genres throughout his career: he formed a seven-piece New Orleans-style jazz band in the late 1920s, fronted a swing combo in the 1930s and a big band group in the 1940s, helped to popularize jump blues in the late 1940s and early to mid 1950s, and performed as a Vegaslounge act in the late 1950s and 1960s.

From the 1940s through the 1960s, his music further encompassed early R&B and rock’n’rollboogie-woogie, and even Italian folk music, such as the tarantella. Prima made prominent use of Italian music and language in his songs, blending elements of his Italian identity with jazz and swing music. At a time when “ethnic” musicians were often discouraged from openly stressing their ethnicity, Prima’s conspicuous embrace of his Italian ethnicity opened the doors for other Italian-American and “ethnic” American musicians to display their ethnic roots.[1][2]

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