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Interviews (English)

Calibro 35

Interview with Tommaso Colliva / Calibro 35 (english version)


Interview with Tommaso Colliva (Calibro 35) (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau for Paris DJs - november 2011) Calibro 35 is an italian four-piece band (Luca Cavina on bass, Enrico Gabrielli on keyboards, Massimo Martellotta on guitars, Fabio Rondanini on drums) created in Milan by mastermind Tommaso Colliva. A great fan of 60s and early 70s italian soundtracks (polizieschi - the italian thrillers -...

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Adrian Younge

Interview with Adrian Younge (english version)


Adrian Younge (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau for Paris DJs - november 2011) Black Dynamite composer and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge gives us an exclusive interview while he releases his new project 'Something About April' performed by Venice Dawn (Wax Poetics Records). On this record one can listen to sheer never-heard-before sounds. Why? The answer is the Selene, a very special...

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Brandt Brauer and Frick

Interview with Paul Frick (from the Brandt Brauer & Frick Ensemble)


Paul Frick (from Brandt Brauer & Frick) (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau - october 2010) No-computer electro German trio Brandt Brauer & Frick has released a new album (Mr. Machine, !K7 Records), just one year after their debut record You Make Me Real, and this follow-up is a must-have for both hypnotic groove addicts and sophisticated experimental music lovers. Our fellow interviewer...

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Joe Henry

Interview with Joe Henry (english version)


Joe Henry (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - october 2011) Only a few artists deserve the title of "living legends" but Joe Henry is, without any possible doubt, one of those. He ties together two great talents, the skill of a much sought-after producer (Allen Toussaint, Solomon Burke, Aaron Neville, Jim White, Ani Di Franco, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Hugh Laurie...) and...

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Interview with The Greg Foat Group (english version)


The Greg Foat Group (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - september 2011) This spring Jazzman Records unveiled a new sensation with The Greg Foat Group's Dark Is The Sun, a fantastic jazz/soundtrack first album. Talented british pianist and composer Greg Foat was kind enough to allow us an exclusive interview : he tells us about being a child in the Isle of Wight, sci-fi novels,...

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Interview of Mushroom (english)


Mushroom / Pat Thomas (Interview by Mr. Moo, for Paris DJs - summer 2011) Mushroom, the only one worthy of a well-deserved name, is a very potent band... Originally from The Bay area, home of the freaks, this rather instrumental combo channels every style there ever was in progressive music: californian psychedelic, electric jazz & funk, kraut-rock, afro-beat, avant-garde, ragas, garage,...

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AM and Shawn Lee

Interview with AM & Shawn Lee (english version)


AM & Shawn Lee - The ‘Confessions' Interview (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - summer 2011) Vintage soundmaster Shawn Lee is back again and this time he's not alone. With brilliant guitarist and songwriter AM (bred in New Orleans but established in LA), they have just released Celestial Electric (ESL Music), one of the top pop albums of 2011. This funky, addictive and rather...

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Billy Martin

Interview with Billy Martin (english version)


Medeski, Martin & Wood - 20 years of friendship and chemistry (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - summer 2011) The great Medeski Martin & Wood trio celebrates its 20 years of music with a series of shows (a very special one at Paris' Jazz à la Villette fest on September 11th), a bunch of singles releases and a double live album with John Scofield, awaited this fall. Billy...

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Steven Bernstein by Ziga Kortinik

Interview with Steven Bernstein (english version)


An Interview with Steven Bernstein / The Millenial Territory Orchestra (Interview by Nicolas Ragonneau, for Paris DJs - summer 2011) Trumpeter Steven Bernstein often presents himself as "one of the hardest working men in showbusiness". Beyond the ironical expression alluding to James Brown, nothing is more true. He's created a fantastic piece of music with its Diaspora quadrilogy, now a...

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Interview of Mike Rivard / Club d'Elf (english)


An Interview with Mike Rivard / Club d'Elf 01. Is Electric Moroccoland your declaration of love to sintir and oud? More or less it's a musical love letter to Morocco, and the sintir and the oud are featured. Since those instruments are connected with North African music they are the primary mediums in which we pay tribute to the Moroccan music styles that we love, such as gnawa, Berber music, and...

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