50. Jazzwoche Burghausen 2019: Etienne Mbappé and the Prophets
Burghausen has been a byword for jazz since 1970. For one week every March, the small town on the Salzach river turns into the German New Orleans. Ella Fitzgerald, Chris Barber, Roy Hargrove, Chick Corea and Dave Brubeck have all performed in Burghausen. The annual jazz week is one of the biggest festivals of its kind in the world. EuroArts presents a series of live recordings as well as a documentary about the legendary Jazz festival.
Etienne MBappé is a bass player, song-writer, singer and composer, who's most famous as a band-member of „John McLaughlin And The 4th Dimension Group“.
In October 2014 Mbappé formed his own band, for which he recruited some of the most talented musicians from the Paris club scene. After two years searching for the perfect band-members, he finally found his foundation, that's intercultural and stylistically heading for the future. So „Etienne Mbappé & the Prophets“ was formed and quite a fuzz right away.
Mbappé, who's trademark is his black silk gloves, manages to mix within his music the free improvisation of jazz with complex compisition and his possitive messages of love, tolerance, freedom and acceptance.
Etienne Mbappé: Mang Lady, Bandit Queen, Assiko Twerk, Irish Koffi, John Ji, Milonga in 7 (To Astor Piazzola)