"We are only at the very beginning of the immense task of understanding the vocal, instrumental, and choreographic practices of late sixteenth century France," writes this disc's annotator. It's Italy and its gigantic wedding spectacles that get all the attention at the end of the sixteenth century. (Imagine if Jenna Bush married the son of the president of Exxon Mobil and the White House enlisted hundreds of artists and musicians to build the ceremony.) This disc is, perhaps, for specialists, but it's a lot of fun for anybody.
Henri Salvador has the patina of a truly seasoned musician. His soft earthy voice shimmers like silky drops in the tropical sun. His placid sensual vocals put the listener at ease from the downbeat. In this finely crafted work, he continues in the same pleasurable vein, a mélange of jazz, tropical, and pop threads. He moves seamlessly from one style to another, as if he has done so for centuries.
French double-bass master Henri Texier has partnered some of the greatest of jazz legends over the decades, but in mid-life he developed his own evocative, north African-influenced world-jazz, often with his fine reeds-playing son, Sébastien. Unmistakable and tireless adventurer-explorer, the musician Henri Texier releases a new album, "Sand Woman", as one sends a postcard during a long trip. More than fifty years that it lasts … and the news that it sends us are always splendid, exotic, full of risks and adventures. Today he intends to pay tribute to women and preserve nature.
A quoi reconnaissons-nous l'efficacité et, en corollaire, l'inefficacité dans notre pratique quotidienne ? Quels sont les savoirs qui, consciemment ou non, guident nos actions au jour le jour ? Comment pouvons-nous améliorer notre pratique et nos interventions ?
Voilà quelques questions auxquelles les auteurs de cet ouvrage tentent de répondre. …