Bireli Lagrene and Hadrien Feraud – live at New Morning, Paris, January 8, 2008
Bireli Lagrene (guitar), Franck Wolf (sax), Hadrien Feraud (bass),
Damien Schmitt (drums) with Michael Lecoq (keyboards) and a
steel drum player – plus Jazzim (DJ) gave a most amazing concert at New Morning, Paris, January 8, 2008. The concert was very well attended and Lagrene & co performed two sets of high quality jazz improvisations. After hearing Lagrene at Jazz a Juan and Feraud in
Monte Carlo in November 2006 with John McLaughlin this new combination proved very impressive. The compositions ranged from jazz fusion to some of Lagrene´s material related to the Gipsy Project era and beyond. The encore was very interesting – demonstrating a French version of funk – with Lagrene on impressive rythm guitar as well as solos. It is remarkable the way
Hadrien Feraud has developed as a player since his duets with Dominique diPiazza at Guitars for Africa in 2006. This was a concert to be remembered a long time!