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P aris has swung to the rhythms of jazz for nigh on a century. Yet jazz in Paris is no sepia-tinted relic: it remains a flourishing art form that packs out bars, clubs and caverns.
The clientele is an interesting cocktail of music lovers and hotel guests who come down from their rooms [it is in Le Meridien Etoile hotel] to Another Day In Paris - Various - Jazz Cool this incredible jazz club.
Recently refurbished, it merges vintage with modern. I love the art-deco design, the subtle lighting, the art on the walls and its nod to Paris in the metro-style tiles and Eiffel Tower-esque metal materials. La Petite Halle has become a hub for open-minded jazz people, with unusual jams, seamless DJ sets and memorable moments. Its loft-like interior is often packed with local musicians and groovers who party in a laid-back style. The wood-fire oven pizzas are delicious and the terrace delightful when the weather is nice.
The decor is simple, with a wooden floor and wooden chairs, making it feeling like an old-school Louisiana jazz joint. Free jazz or soul, revisionist soundtrack or electronic echoes; history is being made here. For the last decade, La Dynamo has taken a chance on music that is unknown, unprecedented and sometimes extraordinary. I like to imagine being back in those times, playing with famous musicians. There is no stage, so the audience is right up close to the band which lends it a friendly and sociable Should Have Been Me - Sara S - Enter My World. Cav du 38 Riv is made up of two adjoining caverns one for the music and one for the bar with stonework giving it a medieval feel.
It offers a broad range of jazz styles: traditional, modern, bossa nova, gypsy and more. On Friday and Saturday nights there is a late jam — starting at midnight and swinging through till 4am.
It opened back in and many jazz icons played there towards the end of their careers: Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon and so on. Prince named it his favourite place in Paris, returning many times to play surprise after-show jams. The interior of the club is rather like a garage, nothing particularly cosy or chic, but the audience crowding round the stage makes for a special atmosphere.
It has a capacity ofand feels neither too big nor too small. You can see all the great names in Another Day In Paris - Various - Jazz Cool here, as well as new talent in other genres. Yet, when you step inside you can also feel the conviviality of this father-and-daughter run place. We organised a label night at Studio last year for Record Store Day. Most of the label musicians jammed together and it was an unforgettable night.
World-class artists such as Ahmad Jamal and Kenny Barron play here, and for me its sound system Another Day In Paris - Various - Jazz Cool the best in any jazz club in the capital. The refurbishment is really classy — a bit different to its original early 80s incarnation as a smoked-out mysterious joint.
The food and drinks are always top-notch, so that helps, too. This is Stop Look And Listen - Rollins Band - Nice your typical cosy jazz club: its minimalist style looks like one of the many bars you find in the Bastille area, with a young, hip crowd hanging out there due to cheap drinks and free entry.
The stage is narrow, but this is more of a musical laboratory than a concert hall. Here, bands mix jazz with contemporary influences, from pop to hip-hop, M-Base to Radiohead, and experiment with electronics, loops and drum machines. It also has funk and Brazilian bands on at weekends. Jazz Club Etoile. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Topics Paris holidays. Bars, pubs and clubs France holidays Europe Who Is It?
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