What first strikes you about Jacques Schwarz-Bart is his breath. It’s at once powerful, turbulent and flamboyant. The notes he teases from his tenor saxophone are impetuous, gushing fervently like a torrent after a storm.
On his latest album “Hazzan”, he weaves a fresco of ten prayers that owe much to his dual origins. It’s a work immersed in incantations, jazz blending with hazzanut, African rhythms intertwining with Caribbean sounds. Discover this unique musician at the New Morning this February.