Our choices of concerts to see and listen to … on screens

The big band led by Christophe Dal Sasso filmed during the Africa / Brass Revisited concert at the Jazz festival in La Villette.


No date of “review” – one of the painful terms, such as “face-to-face”, which accompanied the speeches about the Covid-19 pandemic – for a more or less normal resumption of the activity of the shows. The concerts are therefore not for tomorrow. To be patient, we offer you a selection of some musical events, past or future, which can be listened to and seen on various broadcasting channels.

The 2021 Eurosonic festival mini-concerts

Visual of the Eurosonic festival poster in 2021. Visual of the Eurosonic festival poster in 2021.

At the start of the year, agents, producers, managers or programmers usually take a four-day marathon in the north of the Netherlands, running from showcase to showcase, the streets leading to the fifty clubs and halls of the city. of Groningen, on the occasion of the Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) festival. Deleted in 2021 due to a pandemic, the event was nevertheless keen to offer a dematerialized version of its selection of new European talents, by putting online on the Eurosonic site nearly 200 mini-concerts (lasting 10 at 15 minutes), generally recorded for the occasion.

After a first live broadcast, from January 13 to 16, you can dive back into this mosaic of rock, pop, electro and hip-hop proposals from around thirty countries for free. Among them, several French: the pop cabaret of the delirious brothers of Faux Real, the electro-psyche-rock of Samba de la Muerte… Lots, also, of intriguing fusions drawing a colorful future for popular music. Like the Dutch in Yin Yin, repopulating Thailand with hippie rockers and disco freaks; the Armenian from Ladaniva, crossing its folklore with reggae, Arab music or Reunion Island maloya; from the Brussels power trio, Under the Reefs Orchestra, blurring the lines between jazz and kraut-rock. Stéphane Invitation

Free access on the dedicated page of the websiteEurosonic.

Some returns to Jazz at La Villette on France.tv

In September 2020, the Jazz à La Villette festival was able to maintain some of its concerts. Several of which were filmed and are being broadcast on the France.tv site, the platform of the public group France Televisions. Among these concerts, we can feast on that of a big band that brings together top musicians from the French scene – including Géraldine Laurent, Sophie Alour, David El Malek, Thomas Savy, Daniel Zimmermann, Pierre de Bethmann , Karl Jannuska -, formation directed by the flautist, arranger, composer and conductor Christophe Dal Sasso, for an evocation of the music of the American saxophonist John Coltrane. Placed under the album sign Africa/Brass (1961), Coltrane’s only one with a large training, the filmed concert presents two themes recorded during the sessions for this album (Greensleeves and Song of The Underground Railroad) and two others originally played in quartets who find here sumptuous orchestral versions (Liberia and Tunji).

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