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2005/2006 CONCERT OFFERS Jon Hassell (new album "Maarifa street" March 2005)Composer/trumpeter Jon Hassell is the visionary creator of a style of music he describes as Fourth World, a mysterious, unique hybrid of music both ancient and digital, composed and improvised, Eastern and Western.In the last two decades, his connoisseur recordings, built around a completely unique "vocal" trumpet style have inspired a generation of collaborators like Brian Eno , Peter Gabriel , Kronos Quartet , Ry Cooder ? and most recently, director Wim Wenders for whom he and Bono did the soundtrack to the film, "The Million Dollar Hotel." Jon Hassell 4t : on tour in Oct/Nov 2005 & in March/April 2006Bojan ZULFIKARPASICLeader career Bojan Z begins ten years ago as jazz pianist and composer. Many years he explores musical tradition of Balkan and Magreb as much interested as for the medieval composers as Kir Isaija. He recorded a serial af albums with different ensembles with his name that are very accepted by the critics and audience, especial the magnificent ?Solosession? (piano solo album). Bojan Z again established a form for piano-trio with best American musicians and he again proves himself as one of the leading jazz-sounds in the European jazz-scene.Bojan Z trio: on tour in July & in Oct/Nov 2005Bojan Z solo or duo with Paolo Fresu or Julien Lourau or Dhafer Youssef: all year roundNguyen Le "Tiger''s Tail" 4t (new album ?Walking on the Tiger?s Tail? February 2005)With this new quartet I wish to get back to the precious & rich understanding which relates me to these musicians, and extend this spirit with all that I have learned from the projects I have carried since : the cultures from Asia (Tales from Vi괭Nam, Huong Thanh), Africa (Ultramarine, Maghreb & Friends), and the modernity of Electronica. After the electric trance of my last CD ? Purple - Celebrating Jimi Hendrix ?, coming back to the sense of detail, nuance & restrain ; back to other sources.Jazz ! was born in the journey between Black Africa & America. New journeys will bring New Worlds.on tour in March/April 2006Nguyen Le "celebrating Jimi Hendrix" 4t A celebration of Jimi Hendrix. Four bars of a Hendrix lick and you immediately want to stop whatever you''re doing. To hear him so neatly updated is an ear-opener. "Music has no end," Le says. "Once created, it belongs to those who dream with it." The Franco-Vietnamese Le, with his unique combination of jazz and rock chops and Oriental-oriented world-music background, is a choice guitarist for a contemporary take on Hendrix.All year roundPaolo Fresu (new album "Morph" October 2004 & Kosmopolites March 2005)On any given day he could be playing world music with the Tunisian oud player Dhafer Youssef; appearing with his new fusion-flavored "Devil" quartet; performing with the ?PAF? trio with two accomplice italian musicians Antonello Salis and Furio Di Castri or recording his new albums on Blue Note with his italian quintetduo with Dhafer Youssef or Bojan Z or Nguyen Le : all year roundPAF trio : all year roundDevil 4t: all year roundItalian quintet : all year roundCarlos Maza quinteto cubano (new album ?Chocala? October 2004)Carlos Maza, a Chilean trouble-maker living in Cuba, spent the last ten years dynamiting jazz and Latino music mixtures, proudly following in Egberto Gismonti''s and Hermeto Pascoal''s footsteps. "Salvedad" is the unexpected album of a virtuoso musician, who also likes to sing for his friends. The result is a magnificent surprise: 12 wonderful songs, sometimes surrealist, sometimes euphoriant or just heart-gripping. The discovery of a composer-interpret, whose musical universe perfectly conveys Latin-American madness.on tour in Spring 2006Dhafer Youssef Dhafer Youssef is one of the most exciting musicians to emerge in the European music scene. Taking his Tunisian heritage and the spirituality of Sufi as a start! ing point, Dhafer has brought together some of the most inspiring European musicians to create a sonic world which is at once ancient and modern. His emotive voice and beautiful oud playing create a captivating atmosphere which is complemented by the huge, electronic sound scapes created by the group. Dhafer Youssef?s project captures the essence of the new Europe sound.duo with Paolo Fresu or Bojan Z or Nguyen Le : all year roundDhafer Youssef new project : on tour in Spring 2006Nelson Veras duo, trio, 4t (new album "Nelson Veras" October 2004)Those who saw Nelson Veras charging up in Parisian jazz clubs ten years ago still think that they have been living a collective hallucination: a sixteen-year old Brazilian child could not play such a beautiful and intense music! The following years enabled Nelson to develop a musical universe alongside Aldo Romano or Magic Malik. In order to record his first and highly expected album as a Leader, Nelson constituted an astonishing as well as exciting band: alongside his big brother Magic Malik, St鰨ane Galland?s drums upsets Harlen Fraanje''s quasi lunar climates. With such an ideal band, Nelson''s guitar takes Milton Nascimento, Jobim, Wayne Shorter or Tonhino Horta towards still unsuspected territories.All year roundVitto Meirelles solo, duo, trio, 4t (new album "Da Fonte" April 2005)Vitto''s music is directly influenced by his native Brazilian roots. A variety of saxophones, shakers, rattles, drums and guitars richly protray the diverse Brazilian soundscapes. Vitto''s vocals are strikingly reminiscent of Brazilian guitarist Caetano Veloso. Ancient traditions unite with contemporary arrangements and catchy instrumentation to ultimately make this album a gem to listen to. Anyone interested in Bossa Nova, Tropical, Latin Jazz and Brazilian folk music in general will surely appreciate Vitto Meirelles.All year roundHuong Thanh & Nguyen Le 6t or Huong Thanh 4tNguyen Le provides musical ! seetings which mix traditional Vietnamese instruments and styles with modern jazz fusion to create a spacious landscape. Soaring above it is the marvellous voice of Huong Thanh, as exquisite and subtle as birdsong. The music is deeply spiritual, highly sensual and very intelligent music that communicates perfectly across the cultures.All year roundAkosh.S.Unit solo, duo, trioThe saxophonist, Akosh Szelevenyi, is the intellectual follower of the Hungarian improvisative music. He is one of the main characters of the European jazz. The resulting music blends wailing, minor-key melodies, literally off-beat timing and furious, whirling-dervish crescendi. But unlike the confined jazz/Balkan fusions of dance-band king Ivo Papasov, Szelevnyi moves his music out towards free jazz, Indian raga and modern classical forms, creating a fascinating album with much more than curiosity value.All year round Mino Cinelu solo or duoPercussionist extraordinaire Mino Cinelu has earned fame performing with the likes of Sting, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Pat Metheny, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, and many others. On his self-titled Blue Thumb debut, Cinelu delivers a pan-eclectic world music mix of jazz, blues, Afro-pop, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, and Asian influences.On requestAlain Caron quintetFrom 1977 to 1992 he toured the world with UZEB, who produced ten albums and catapulted Alain into his solo success. Caron soon developed a reputation as a master electric bassist, a virtuoso on the 6-string bass. Not surprisingly he continues to gain notoriety on the world stage in Canada and abroad in France, Spain, Germany and the U.S. His latest and most ambitious work ?5? clearly reinforces his giant talent equally as a player and as a composer of imaginative, instrumental contemporary jazz and urban music. On tour in October/November 2005 & in March/April 2006 contact: Franck Féret520, rue de la DucqueF - 34730 Prades le Leztel. +33 4 67597497, fax +33 4 67597284e-mail: jimp@jmp.frwebsite: www.jmp.fr