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At the age of eighty-four, Ernest Ranglin is a living legend. The guitarist born in Jamaica has deeply influenced the culture of his island and music in general. This is indeed what gives acclaim to ska, laying the groundwork reggae. He was also the mentor of Bob Marley, no less. Throughout his career, Ernest Ranglin was also illustrated by high-flying collaborations. The most striking? Monty Alexander with the course. A musical life that gave birth to many tubes, "My Boy Lollipop" and "Surfin 'in mind.
Ernest Ranglin played at Jazz à la Villette as part of a big farewell tour. So here around friends and artists that have marked his career: drummer Tony Allen, saxophonist Courtney Pine, singer Cheikh Lo, pianist Alex Wilson and bassist Ira Coleman. A great evening mixing jazz, ska, afrobeat ... unforgettable!