24 June - ore 17:30 OGR Torino – Sala Fucine

Stéphane Chausse _ alto saxophone, clarinet
Frédéric Couderc, Stéphane Guillaume _ saxophones, clarinets
Rémi Biet _ tenor saxophone
Lucas Saint-Cricq _ alto and tenor saxophones
Pierre Drevet, Claude Egea, Yves Le Carboulec, Denis Leloup, Erik Poirier _ trumpets
Philippe Georges, Damien Verheve _ trombones
Didier Havet _ trombone, tuba
Olivier Louvel _ electric guitar
Benoît Sourisse _ piano, electric organ
Biréli Lagrène _ electric bass
André Charlier _ drums
Nicolas Charlier _ percussion



The death of Jaco Pastorius (1951-1987) left a huge void in the music world. Over the course of his career, Pastorius was the backbone of Weather Report during the band’s glory years; he recorded with Herbie Hancock, accompanied Joni Mitchell, and played alongside high-profile guitarists like Pat Metheny, Mike Stern and Biréli Lagrène. The French virtuoso, living heir to Django Reinhardt’s manouche tradition, has sought to make this tribute even more spellbinding by leaving aside his guitar and picking up the fretless bass, instrument of choice of Jaco Pastorius. Accompanied by a super-energized big band, this performance features music from records that saw Pastorius as band leader, along with immortal material from the Weather Report songbook.

Italian Premiere