A tribute to the genius of the electric guitar, a meteorite that disappeared too quickly in the Jazz firmament, to which we owe so many masterpieces immortalized by Benny Goodman's sextet. By his improvisations and his accompaniment, Charlie Christian revolutionized the way of playing the guitar at the same time as he imposed the electric guitar in jazz.

His swing and his innovative ideas, which join those of the great saxophonist Lester Young, make Charlie Christian the favorite guitarist of Michel Pastre who always wanted to play his arrangements.

Michel Pastre: tenor saxophone / Malo Mazurié: trumpet / David Blenkhorn: guitar / Sébastien Girardot: double bass / Guillaume Nouaux: drums



At the beginning of the 1920s Louis Armstrong revealed a new path to the world of Jazz, he was at the time a powerful catalyst, like the architect of a musical universe in full transition. In this album I have respectfully sought to pay tribute to the impact of his singular expression during this essential period, to the point of transposing the incomparable vitality of his playing by scenography his music in its finest details thanks to the rich texture of a brass section allowing to underline the range of colors of his so original style, and to find between each note the signature of the one who created a masterpiece for each of his solos. By following the subtle curves of his most famous melodic lines, sublimated by a rhythm section highlighting his inventiveness, we can let ourselves be carried away on the back of this breathtaking inspiration which always combines lyricism and elegance, a sense of swing and extravagance, making “Louis” the Father of Jazz for all eternity.
Long live satchmocracy! - Jérôme Etcheberry


Gerry Mulligan in Quartet with Chet Baker, without piano or guitar, a revolution that dates back to 1952. Light and arranged music that marked the cool jazz of the time.Inspired by the music of this famous "pianoless" quartet, Westalk s 'part of the continuity of this Jazz Cool where melodies in counterpoint and delicate interlacing made, in the 50s, the beautiful evenings of the clubs of the West Coast. By bringing their personal touch and some beautiful original compositions, the musicians of Westalk give this aesthetic an astonishing topicality.

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Group members :

Malo Mazurié: trumpet, bugle - Jérôme Nicolas: baritone sax, clarinet -

Jean-Pierre Almy: double bass - Gildas Etévenard: drums


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Music and photos show

With Marc Benham (piano), Pierrick Pédron (saxophone), Malo Mazurié (trumpet), Philipe Dardelle (double bass), Mourad Benhammou (drums) and photographer Pierre-Alain Le Guilchard.

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A declaration of love for Brittany and the Trois Abers.

Let yourself be carried away to the music and dive into the depths of the landscapes, make the soul of the Abers vibrate, follow the movement of nature, feel its breathing punctuated by the tides: "sway, eddies, agitation, energy, tempo, beat, softness, calm, appeasement…. "

This is what a photographer and five musicians with recognized talent offer. They succeeded in bringing together music and the raw image of reality, giving a spectacle of great beauty, full of poetry and harmony ...

A palette rich in rhythms and musical colors!

An original creation produced by the Hot Club Jazz 'Iroise,