1958 Jazz Festival de Cannes Compilation (Part I)

With Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, J. C. Heard, Roy Eldridge...

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Vic Dickenson — Trombonist
Lou Levy — Pianist
Arvell Shaw — Double bassist
J.C. Heard — Drummer
Sidney Bechet — Saxophonist
André Reweliotty — Clarinetist
Yannick Saint-Gery — Pianist
Roland Hug — Trumpeter
Jean-Louis Durand — Trombonist
Zozo D'Halluin — Double bassist
Poumy Arnaud — Drummer
Big Joe Turner — Pianist
Arvell Shaw — Double bassist
J.C. Heard — Drummer
Ella Fitzgerald — Singer

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The love affair between jazz and the French Riviera is now more than seven decades in the making. It began after World War Two, when Sidney Bechet and Duke Ellington fell in love with the region. From then on, there was a sense that jazz floated in the air each summer, with African-American icons arriving to play intimate shows to crowds that often gave them more reverence and respect than they received back home. In fact, jazz festivals are said to have been invented in the region, with lineups gathering the world’s most exciting acts from near and far. 

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Directed by:
Jean-Christophe Averty
Venue: Maison de la Radio (Paris, France)
Production date: 1958
Recording date: 1958
Duration: 46 min
Production: © INA / Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (RTF) - Paris
Resolution: Full HD

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