Tribute to the legendary Tony Allen (1940–2020)
Nigeria-born Allen, the drumming pioneer who, along with the revered musician Fela Kuti, helped define the Afrobeat genre, passed away on April 30 in the French capital Paris. He was a self-taught drummer and did not pick up the sticks until he was 18. But that did not stop many from describing him as perhaps the greatest drummer ever.
Jacob Collier: The man dubbed 'jazz's new messiah' on making music in lockdown
Four Grammy awards, tens of millions of views, Quincy Jones as a manager, Herbie Hancock as a fan and Chris Martin as a collaborator: 25-year-old Jacob Collier has been compared to Mozart and Prince and called jazz's new messiah. The north London prodigy speaks to Eve Jackson from confinement about his four-volume, 50-song album "Djesse", being managed by the man who produced the best-selling album of all time, and what he's learned in lockdown.
Music show: Franck Amsallem's jazzy tribute to the Big Apple and the USA
Franco-American jazz pianist Franck Amsallem is back with a tenth album called "Gotham Goodbye". It features nine original compositions and pays tribute to New York City and the years he spent in America. He tells FRANCE 24’s Florence Villeminot what it feels like to have his compositions in the bible of score music for jazz musicians. Also, French musician and composer Yann Tiersen releases an analog gem called "Portrait" and Muse celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album "Showbiz".
Johnnie Walker hosts Adekunle Gold, Wande Coal and Africalypso icon Lagbaja in Lagos
Johnnie Walker last weekend hosted the Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky concert. Afropop sensations Adekunle Gold, Wande Coal and Africalypso icon Lagbaja, mesmerized the audience with a scintillated fusion of music and the great flavours of Johnnie Walker Black Label.