University when I read that the French departments, to the romantic vision of France’s style has always been unlimited. Frustratingly, there is until now, I’ve never been to France. Even if the school had a chance to use during the “exchange students” in the name of, bend family support actions to the “French Jazz Journey” is real, but it has not been achieved. Want to go to France, is simple, but of course not to brand-name bags, but for the past two shore of the Seine jazz club. France and the United States is the only competition, “Who are the jazz biological parents” countries, because birthplace of jazz, the United States New Orleans, when belonging to a French colony. In addition, the Seine in Paris as early as 20 years of the two shore, there are not many jazz club nights warm days without playing. Violinist Stephane Grappelli with Gypsy guitarist, “they mean piano magic” Django Reinhardt, their “Hot Jazz Club Quintet of France” <Quintette du Hot Club de France> is not only representative of early jazz in Europe, Reinhardt even been Yu as “the best jazz guitarist in the history.” Be able to embark on “second birthplace of jazz,” has always been one of my dreams.
Dream a dream, however, after all, only to realize the dream is not known. Taichung Jazz Festival to thank me and dream closer to the first three years ago to invite the French trumpeter Erik Truffaz’s orchestra to perform, let me finally have the opportunity to hear the French jazz. Once again this year been invited to today’s jazz accordion top spot from France’s Richard Galliano, which will allow everyone’s “French jazz experience” more “authentic,” Have you been to France to listen to jazz, but not so important.
Accordion in jazz is not a common instrument inside, black people prefer to create an electric organ <Organ> “soul flavor.” Regardless of accordion, electric organ, organ, or a lot of friends a child had played the mouth organ, elementary school music teachers in the classroom organ, as long as there is a “wind”, which issued the basic concepts of sound, even sound itself, are similar to the The “electric organ was with” electricity “create a similar organ sound”. But the carrying accordion musician, the total gives a “wandering poet” feeling. And it brought out the effect of sound, but also gives a “pastoral romance”, and black to play electric organ that “dark soul” different. So, Galliano accordion playing with the jazz, the kind of French rural style, is by no means the Americans can play out. Furthermore, Galliano enlightenment from the U.S. jazz trumpet master Miles Davis and Clifford Brown, he himself also has experience of playing brass instruments, “a child to play the trombone”. So listen to his accordion playing of the moment, experienced fans should be able to find him sound extension and conversion, in fact, there are brass texture, this part of the experience of playing with the Jazz on top of more than appropriate.
Then we talk about “world music.” Of course, this part is too broad, first confined in South America. Mentioned Brazil, we will want to “Samba”, referred to Argentina, will think of the “Tango.” The emergence of the music, in fact, there are similar to the Miao and jazz, as they are through “integration” formed. In other words, rely solely on “Argentina’s indigenous peoples,” “Indian” is not likely to tango, Brazil is the same. All because after a period of great voyages of emigration, so that Spain, Portugal and other countries “also includes the French” stationed in South America, the land, coupled with over black Africans, everyone’s musical culture in this land exchange, and integration into the there is traceable in all different areas of music features. This is the reason why jazz appeared in the U.S., is exactly the same reason.
Pull so much, nothing more than to bring Richard Galliano and the tango music, cook link. In fact, Galliano, and tango music, relations are very deep, he and the father of tango music, Astor Piazzolla friend and teacher, more than ten years of cooperation emotions. It must be stressed that the music of South America were essentially the same profound impact on the European music culture. Or, entire American continent, in addition to the original Indian music and culture, all cultures of the accumulation, are from the great sailing ships began after the period gradually evolved into today’s appearance. These results are all over the European and African immigrants have an absolute relationship. Whether the United States, blues or jazz, Argentine tango and Brazilian samba, are true.
Full of talk about a serious cultural integration, and finally back to Richard Galliano’s music. A comprehensive introduction to the above, you will find Galliano’s accordion with a French pastoral romance, American improvisation uninhibited, and the beauty of the Argentine tango rhythm. His concert to give you the screen, so you need not buy air tickets will be able to tour the magnificent scenery on three continents. Great masters of literature, the Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei Su praised the “poems are portraits, there is poetry,” the phrase used in the excellent musicians who is not too little. Galliano is such a “happy there are paintings, music there is poetry,” the musician, and he’s coming!