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Eric Legnini

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« Music is a real trip for me ». For more than 30 years, music has made this native of Huy, a small town near Liège in France, “travel”, in all the senses of the word. An opera singer for a mother, a guitar player for a father; and he, a kid in little boy shorts, was exposed to all the classics, to better transcend them one day. First, Bach, then the incredible Erroll Garner, and a one way ticket to a thick sense of Swing. And then the trios of Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, milestones to which he always returned, off the beaten track. In 1988, at the age of 18, he heads for New York, the Mecca of jazz, to complete his mastery: Herbie Hancock and Kenny Kirkland. Even better, he plugs himself into the sound of the other America: hip-hop, funk, soul.