WorldCat Identities

Dreyfus, Francis

Works: 8 works in 11 publications in 2 languages and 22 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  Trumpet music (Jazz)  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  Concert films  Bop (Music) 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author
Classifications: M1366.D38, 781.656
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francis Dreyfus
Dreyfus jazz club: piano trio by Franck Avitabile( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monaco Dreyfus night by Monte Carlo Jazz Festival( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milestones by Miles Davis( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is immediately noticeable upon listening to this delicately and superbly remastered version of Miles Davis classic first -- and only -- album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it is true that the album's title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazz, and defining Davis' music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. The rest is all blues in any flavor you wish you call your own. For starters, there's the steaming bebop blues of "Dr. Jackie"--Recorded in 1955 for a Prestige session with Jackie McLean. Davis is still in his role as a trumpet master, showing a muscularity of tone that reveals something more akin to Roy Eldridge or Louis Armstrong than Dizzy or Fats Navarro. The tempo is furious as all the members of the sextet solo except for Jones. The saxophonists trade choruses and come off sounding like mirrored images of one another in the slower, post-bop blues that is "Sid's Ahead." With a slippery melody line that quotes two harmonic lines from early New Orleans-styled blues, Davis drives the band into the rhythm section's garage. It's Cannonball first with his stuttered, angular lines, hiccuping halfway through the interval before continuing on with a squeak here and the slightest squawk there. Next up is Davis, blowing fluid and straightened lines, ribbons through the rhythm section's center as Red Garland lays out and leaves it to Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones to provide the earnest, time-keeping 4/4 that Davis sidles to in the tune. When Coltrane solos, all best are off as he plays as pure a blues as he was capable at the time. Nonetheless, there are the long lines of slurred notes, smattered against Garland's harmonies and he slips into quoting "Skip to my Lou" before knotting it back down to the basics and even then not for long. Coltrane was already exploring the edges of mode and harmony; he used an intervallic invention in the choruses to juxtapose his solo against the rhythm section and it worked -- but it must have made Davis raise an eyebrow. Chambers' solo is as tasteful and as breezy and free as only he could be. His contrapuntal soloing rides the rhythm out, Garland striding along quietly until the tune returns
Oxygène 4( Visual )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La garde de la structure dans la responsabilite du fait des choses inanimees by Francis Dreyfus( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gallianissimo! : the best of by Richard Galliano( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Route 66 by Nat King Cole( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rendez-vous Lyon : concert for the Pope, 5 October 1986 by Jean-Michel Jarre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Pope John Paul II's blessing of Lyon, this concert, complete with fireworks and light show, was performed for more than 800,000 people on the banks of the River Saône
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.31 for Dreyfus ja ... to 1.00 for Rendez-vou ...)

Alternative Names
Francis Dreyfus Frans muziekproducent (1940-2010)

Francis Dreyfus französischer Musikproduzent

Francis Dreyfus French record producer

Francis Dreyfus producteur de musique français, en particulier de jazz

Френсис Дрейфус

فرنسيس دريفوس