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Some quotes from French press

French press has been seduced by Jazz Racine Haïti, and has warmly welcomed this new album. Morceaux choisis!

In the 21st century, there is no better news for jazz music than Jacques Schwarz-Bart: A sound like a messenger of the Gods, a loyalty to the rhythms, an incandescent furor, a flexibility of melodies played right.” – Le Monde, Francis Marmande

One of the most beautiful albums of the last decade, Jazz Racine Haiti is a vivid expression of ancestral memory,  invention, dream, and prodigious lyricism.” – L’humanité, Fara C.

Free, creative, emotional, JSB’s writing redefines voodoo ritual chants  to give them there true status: they are the opera of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.” – Marianne, Frédérique Briard

If this music is a celebration, it is one of osmosis, of shivering mysteries and of mystical quest. And if it’s jazz, it is the best.” – Jazz News, Christian Larrède

On the tenor saxophone, Brother Jacques has reached a sovereign maturity, where intensity and relaxation mix, half way between Coltrane and Dexter Gordon.” – Jazz Magazine, Stéphane Olivier

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Jacques @ Jazz News

jsb_taubira_jazznewsChristiane Taubira became a hero of mine when she passed the Law -named after her- that acknowledged slavery as a crime against humanity in 2001. She was then a member of the French Congress.

I was so touched to see her at my first official concert as a band leader in Paris in 2006… Later I kept seeing her at my gigs without exchanging more than warm greetings. But we became friends while participating together to a radio show about the passing of the great Edouard Glissant. Her rise as Minister of Justice hasn’t changed this rich and spontaneous dialogue between us.

Je suis honoré d’avoir partagé ce moment avec une héroine des droits de l’homme, et aussi la personnalité la plus brillante du paysage politique actuel, à l’occasion de la sortie de mon nouveau disque: Jazz Racine Haiti.

I was honored to share this moment with a true hero of human rights, and also the most brilliant personality of the modern political landscape, to talk about my new CD: Jazz Racine Haiti.

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