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I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

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Jazz stars Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield pay tribute to spirit of New Orleans

Grammy Award-winning jazz stars Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfield talk to Richelle Harrison Plesse about their new album "Dee Dee's Feathers", which celebrates the unique rhythms of New Orleans. Accompanied by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, which Mayfield founded, they tackle Big Easy standards such as "Big Chief" and "Do You Know What It Means."

Plus, we cast our eye over the week's new releases: not one but two albums from French-Lebanese trumpet virtuoso Ibrahim Maalouf, and Tiken Jah Fakoly's tribute to the golden age of reggae.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-07-20 Eve JACKSON

I want your sax: France's love affair with jazz

Two of the most exciting French jazzmen of the moment - leading soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien and pianist Gauthier Toux - speak to Eve Jackson about the country's...

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2018-07-19 Eve JACKSON

On the red carpet with Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd

Eve Jackson joins the stars of "Ant-Man and the Wasp" at the film's red carpet premiere in Paris alongside a special guest: a real-life ant.

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2018-07-18 Eve JACKSON

Film show: Why we love 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news including "My Favourite Fabric," "Ant-Man and the Wasp," and "The Last Movie."

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2018-07-17 Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

Gender questions take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

Olivia Salazar-Winspear swaps her Parisian studio for the sunshine of the South of France, with a special edition of Encore! from France’s foremost performing arts event. For its...

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2018-07-16 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Beatmaker & singer Estère brings her musical melting pot to Afropunk Paris

New Zealander-Cameroonian producer and singer-songwriter Estère fuses indie-soul, poetic pop and modern RnB to create a unique style she dubs “electric blue witch-hop”. She talks...

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