is a Swiss-born French jazz trumpeter, infusing elements of hip hop, rock and roll and dance music into his compositions.
It’s brilliant. Although I have some difficulties with her voice sometimes, when you discover the music it really hits you. It’s an amazing piece of work.
I never go to clubs. If I would go to, I’d like to hear old funk music and Motown stuff. Earth, Wind & Fire, The Temptations or maybe the last Amy Winehouse album, cuz it sounds a bit like the Motown sound. But there are no clubs that play music like this...
I love to cook! Especially salads and pasta. The perfect soundtrack to it? The last album by Neil Young, or his «Harbvest», and also anything he did with Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Turned on very loud. Actually it has to be very, very LOUD, since I dont have any neighbors in the proper meaning. I live in my own house in the Bourgogne in a little village called Cluny.
Or to radio stations because they change a lot. I choose the music with the car. My old Volvo for instance is too noisy to listen to any music properly.
It’s perfect to dance around the house to.
Also the stuff The Rolling Stones did in the 60’s. They were never better than that, never wrote better songs than in this period.
I never prepare breakfast. Because the few times I did everyone complained. If I prepared toast for the kids, they didn’t want it. When I didnt make toast, they asked for it. Everything was wrong what I did. So I stopped doing it. Everyone in our family prepares breakfast for themself.
No music. Just the music of love! When I was younger though, I listened to Jimi Hendrix.
It’s very noisy on an airplane! When I flew from the Emirates to Paris recently I listened to the inflight program where they played the UK charts from the 60’s. That was fun.
That’s his latest LP, which is simply beautiful. I’ve been into Wyatt since I’m 17 years old. His debut solo album («The End Of An Ear») was the first album I ever bought. I was a huge rock fan as a kid. I like his strange voice and the atmosphere of his muic. It just puts me in a very, very good mood.
Top 10 records of all time
(Columbia, 1969). It was the firrst mix of electronic music and jazz. It was my first album by Miles Davis and it opened my eyes. I still listen to it nowadays and explore new ideas. When you first listen to it, it needs a bit time to get into it. But when you’re in the sound of it, it’s just fantastic.
(Apple, 1973). It’s so fresh, even today. It puts you in a good mood and gives you an optimistic view on life. The Beatles are unbelievable. They are the Mozarts of pop music.
(MCA, 1968). So sensual, and it has lots of groove. It’s definelty one of the greatest rock albums of all time. It was the last of Hendrix's studio albums and recorded in his own Electric Lady studios in New York. He had his very own vision of how his music should sound and achieved it with this album. Actually he was the first artist ever to have his own studio.
(ECM, 1992). He is a Tunisian oud player. He fuses Arabic classical music, folk music and jazz. If you play this album in a small room it gets bigger. I used to play it in a hotel room. That was terrific! I highly recommend this album, if you haven’t heard it!
For me, it’s the perfect architecture of the spirit. The author Thomas Lewis described it in his book, «The Medusa and the Snail» as being an example of the entire human mind at work.
(Parlophone, 2003). It’s so full of energy and I love the voicing. It’s incredible and the whole album shines with it’s perfect compositions. I think it’s the best Radiohead album.
(Polydor, 1980). It’s the first album of ectro-jazz. Hassell's trumpet is the dominant instrument on the whole album, yet, ironically, it almost never sounds like one. It’s such an innovative work and will always be.
(Warner, 1980). It was recorded by Evans, bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Eliot Zigmund in August 1977 and released after Evans' death in September 1980. When my children are crying, I put on this CD and they stop immediately. This music is really magical.
(Columbia, 1959). It’s the best jazz album ever. There’s not a lot to say more. Although you may have heard it a thousand times, you still can listen to it again and again.
(Atlantic, 1970). This is my roots. I grew up on Led Zeppelin. I absolutely adore Robert Plant. Even now I listen more to rock than jazz. It’s where I’m coming from...