Jean-Paul Estiévenart is a young, baby-faced trumpeter. He won the Django d'Or Nouveau Talent in 2006. You'll often catch him at the Sounds' bar at 2AM in a natty suit.
GIVE US AN EXAMPLE OR TWO OF AN ESPECIALLY GOOD OR INTERESTING:
1. Movie score: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Miles Davis)
2. TV theme:
3. Melody: "Silent Night"
4. Harmonic language: Woody Shaw's improvising
5. Rhythmic feel: Branford Marsalis Quartet
6. Hip-hop track: Buckshot Lefonque (no track)
7. Classical piece: Messaien, but no title comes to mind
8. Smash hit: I only listen to classical and jazz.
9. Jazz album: Passage (Tom Harrell)
10. Non-American folkloric group: Les Gilles de Binche
11. Book on music: Chet (Alain Gerber)
A) Name an surprising album (or albums) you loved when you were developing as a musician: something that really informs your sound but that we would never guess in a million years: Kurt Rosenwinkel Heartcore
B) Name a practitioner (or a few) who play your instrument that you think is underrated: Woody Shaw
C) Name a rock or pop album that you wish had been a smash commercial hit (but wasn't, not really):
D) Name a favorite drummer, and an album to hear why you love that drummer: Brian Blade, Footprints: Live (Wayne Shorter)