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Blues: Jazzy Blues Jazz: Jazz Fusion Moods: Instrumental Jazz: Contemporary Jazz Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz

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Alexandre Thollon

«Alexandre Thollon may be THE harmonica player of the beginning of this millenium…» (Le Kiosque) Eminently acknowledged by his peers (he has won several international prizes at world harmonica festivals in Trossingen (Germany) and the Asia Pacific harmonica festival in Atsugi (Japan)), Thollon uses harmonica beyond the classical paths and transcends his instrument beyond bluesmen’s heritage and Toots Thielemans’ influence. Anyway, he is not only influenced by harmonicists and, if he acknowledges and deeply respects his predecessors and his peers, Alexandre Thollon claims Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker and, maybe more surprising, Pablo Casal’s heritage. His harmonica sings as a cello, cries as a saxophone or a slave in a field of coton. «Plain, effective and straight, Thollon gives everything! His choruses shows it. » (Citizen Jazz)

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