Between 1950 and 1952, Calcutta was home to the “Le premier négre du jazz, made in France” (= The first “black” French jazz musician) – Alix Combelle and the “modern” sound of his sextet – three saxes, and a rhythm section.
Next, in 2012- came the French Connection, and our friendship with Stephane Dorin, who shared this documentation written by the remarkable “Godfather of Jazz in India” – Niranjan Jhaveri, found in Charles Delaunay and Hughes Panassié ‘s Jazz Hot Magazine (1955)
And now in 2013..more news of the French jazzmen in India ?
…Mais non ! …instead we write about Indian Jazz Musicians …who will soon bring their musical story to Europe’s capital city of Jazz…on June 28th
The ” India jazz band” will feature as headliners the bands of Carlton Kitto and Louiz Banks and of course their fine rhythm sections, as well as guest appearances by Ranjit Barot, Sanjay Divecha , Karl Peters, Adrian D’Souza and others..in addition to some stalwarts of yore .. Pam Crain, Anto Menezes, Rubin Ribeiro and of course the legend of the Taj..Micky Correa..and just to spice things up..Teddy Weatherford, Crickett Smith ….
But before you rush out to book your seats….and before you wonder how Anto, Micky an, Teddy, Crickett and others will make their way from the Big Bandstand in the Sky to Paris.. .yes.. indeed it is the musical Story of Indian Jazz ..in Paris- June 28th…in the form of Finding Carlton – Uncovering the Story of Jazz in India
A call for papers (CFP) has been issued by a worldwide team of scholars, organized by
Stéphane Dorin, CESSP (EHESS-‐CNRS-‐Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) and Catherine Servan-‐Schreiber, CEIAS (CNRS-‐EHESS)