All the professionals say on the radio, all means. Voices, noises, but also the intentions, moods and atmosphere inside the recording studio. It is a fact both mysterious and unstoppable: the waves absorb everything and leave all listeners perceive. So, entering the studio of “Summertime”, the event dedicated to jazz every Sunday night animated live Elsa Boublil, was better understood why this show is so enjoyable to listen to.
That evening, the reporter hosted the duo Isabelle Cirla ??(bass clarinet) and Jo? Trolonge the (bass), came interpret three songs live but also talk about jazz and its beautiful album, The Return of the coelacanth (Linoleum Productions, 2013).
Between the musicians, the host and two columnists Joseph Ghosn and Franck Bergerot runs spontaneous conversation erudite and lively. From the other side of the tee glass studio, governed: even climate. And in between, plays a choreography of gestures as accurately as fluid, always thrilling to watch.
It is this atmosphere, light and studious, introduced by Elsa Boublil, Jean Rovarino (attached production) and Veronique Barnet (director), which explains the pleasure we take forward this program turned to the general public without doubt. For jazz has a reputation for being difficult to access, and the current stage further. “Yes, it is a classical music. But it is also a music cry of the soul, of the revolt. I want the public to understand it and make it their own,” says Elsa Boublil. In addition to working on jazz and social movements as part of his graduate studies, the journalist is also a clarinetist and pianist.
After Julien Delli Fiori (“Elevator to the jazz”) and ephemeral Katch?? (“Musicalities”), she took over the Jazz on France Inter since September 2010. “I try to defend the emotional aspect of this music, convinced that the most complicated things can suddenly become affordable when played live on the show,” she adds.
Attached to the educational dimension of the issue, she manages to distill classic while taking listeners to today’s musicians (guitarist No? L Akchot??, pianist Remi Panossian, the cornet and multivocaliste Mederic Collignon or the jazz quintet libertarian Papanosh). “In the show, I also give way to hip-hop, because it is the result of jazz, it is the revolt by the words, verbal poetry. And it is also a political music, social origin, angry people, like jazz, “concludes Elsa Boublil.
“Summertime” on Sunday from 10:00 p.m. to 0:00 on France Inter.