[JPL] Jazz in France

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 14 10:19:11 EDT 2008

That I shall do Lazaro. Odd that the French Union waited until the 90's to decide protectionism. Curious to what triggered it. In my research I may come up with something. 

Dizzy Big Band with Monk...Ha! Man you dug one up there. Put it this way...If I have it's been so long ago that I don't remember and if I did it would seem too good to forget. Info always appreciated. 


--- On Sun, 9/14/08, Lazaro Vega <wblv.wblu.fm at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Lazaro Vega <wblv.wblu.fm at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [JPL] Jazz in France
> To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> Date: Sunday, September 14, 2008, 8:02 AM
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> I don't have specifics. You might try contacting the
> Senators web
> site, the site dedicated to the music of Steve Lacy,
> because that's
> who told me about all of that. It happened in the mid to
> late-90's
> that attitudes in the French Union changed. The union began
> to
> encourage work in France going to French jazz musicians and
> began to
> discourage jobs going to, well, Steve Lacy for one. That
> was a primary
> reason for him touring again in the States so much and,
> eventually,
> moving back here. I recall reading articles in the American
> press
> about it probably in the mid-1990's.
> Also, the Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra concert at the Salle
> Pleyel in
> Paris, 1948, was a watershed moment in French jazz as many
> musicians
> who attended it decided to play bebop. They were helped in
> that effort
> when trumpeter Benny Bailey, saxophonist James Moody and
> drummer Kenny
> Clarke all left Dizzy's band to stay in France,
> eventually providing
> first hand teaching experience to the musicians turned on
> by the
> concert and "new" music. Page 383 of Allyn
> Shipton's 2nd edition of "A
> New History of Jazz." Have you, by the way, checked
> out the Dizzy
> Gillespie Big Band with Monk live at The Spotlite, 1946, on
> Uptown?
> LV
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