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I Didn’t Know What Time It Was

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Cécile burst onto the jazz scene with the release of her first album ‘Woman Child’ having just placed first in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition in 2011. Here she is in an enchanting rendition of Rodgers and Hart’s enchanting classic.


Dan Tepfer / Lee Konitz

On top of some prolific solo piano work, Dan has worked with some of the absolute greats in Jazz notably in duo format. For 10 years he toured and dueted with all-time Jazz great and now sadly deceased Lee Konitz. Here from 2009’s Duos with Lee.

Si j'étais blanche

Josephine Baker / Cécile McLorin Salvant

Two versions here: Josephine Baker’s Paris jazz age 1920s rendition and Cécile’s rather more contemporary version recorded live at NYC’s temple of Jazz: The Village Vanguard. This appears on her second GRAMMY® winning album ‘Dreams and Daggers’

Ma plus belle histoire d’amour


One of the best known and beloved of Barbara’s songs, it is not about a love story with aperson but the love from her audience. Released in 1966 it remains a timeless classic

Improvised Invention in D flat major

Dan Tepfer

From Dan’s latest album ‘Inventions / Reinventions’ which topped the classical music charts. In the album Dan performs Bach’s two part inventions as he wrote them and in the nine missing keys for which none exist Dan improvises his own. The one in D flat major is particularly delightful. This project follows on from his ‘Goldberg Variations / Variations’ where Dan would play and improvise after each variation

Someday My Prince Will Come

Herbie Hancock / Chick Corea

A highlight of the concert will be pianist Thomas Enhco's appearance to join Cécile and Dan. A section will be improvised double piano. To see double Jazz piano is an electrifying experience. Here are two Jazz masters - Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock - in a live 1978 recording of Someday My Prince Will Come (from Walt Disney’s Snow White).


arr. Johan Gaiume

If anything captures the heart of the Franco-American Creole simpatico, it is this. Frenchman Johan Gaiume’s gorgeous arrangement of the early 18th century Haitian love song Lisette featuring New Orleans jazz clarinetist Evan Christopher. This recording is taken from the 2021 Gottschalk inspired album ‘Whisper of A Shadow’.

Ravel Piano Concerto in G major

Berlin Philarmoniker & Martha Argerich

Ravel’s work on his much-beloved piano concerto in G major began in 1929, one year after a lengthy tour of the United States and a series of encounters with American music. With its swinging rhythms and iconic blues notes, that influence shows. Here we give you the amazing Martha Argerich. How exciting to have a Jazz pianist on the piano seat for the performance at The Grange Festival.

J’ai Deux Amants / Ne Me Quitte Pas / Mon Dieu

Yvonne Printemps / Nina Simone / Édith Piaf

Our finale for voice and orchestra is specially arranged by Philippe Maniez for Cécile and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. It will feature Messager/Guitry’s hilarious J’ai Deux Amants, the classic ‘been-dumped’ anthem Jacques Brel’s Ne me quitte pas and the stupendous Édith Piaf classic Mon Dieu

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