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Among jazz fans, you can have a lot of fun arguing whether “European Jazz” is a useful counterpoint to the American tradition, an original supplement thereto or “is worth less than American jazz on the market” as it can be read in a Wikipedia forum. There is no doubt that there have been and are gifted musicians this side of the Atlantic, who have molded and formed jazz for decades. They have developed a very unique playing style by merging European music traditions with American influences. To give these pioneers of European jazz a stage was the idea for the series of articles “European Jazz Legends,” which was launched in the magazine Jazz thing in their 100th issue in September 2013. American Jazz critic nat Hentoff once made an example of Daniel Humair as one “who long ago destroyed the notion that European drummers can’t swing.” However, the artist born in Geneva, Switzerland, who has been living and playing in Paris with the greatest European and American jazz stars ever since he was twenty years old, refuses to let himself be limited to music, let along swinging…” This eclecticism can also be witnessed in the more than 300 recordings Daniel Humair has participated in. Adding to his discography as a leader, Daniel Humair brought a new group to his European Jazz legends concert- a quartet made up entirely of former students of his from the Paris Conservatory.

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