He also hosts a weekly radio show for the TSF network. Other albums include « Explorer » for which he received his first Victoire de la Musique (the equivalent of a Grammy in France), « Routes » and « Bastille Blues », all showcasing his eclecticism and formidable mastery of the harmonica. A major change takes place in 2001 with the « Memphis » album, recorded for Universal in the US with major African-American blues artists, under the direction of producer Sebastian Danchin. This recording is awarded a Victoire de la Musique the following year in the Best Blues Album category. « Memphis » and JJ’s following sets (« Blues 3rd » in 2003, « Fragile » in 2006 and « Live Hot ‘n Blue » in 2007, all recorded for Universal) have various characteristics in common : • a strong blues-soul leaning • a mix of original compositions and covers • the marked presence of American blues singers and players, most of them very well-known, including Terry Callier, Gil Scott-Heron and Demi Evans • a perfect balance of vocal and instrumental tracks (guitar, keyboards, horns...) In this second period of his recording career, JJ Milteau seems to have reached full-grown artistic maturity.
It helps him further his musical ambition, concentrating more on the whole band sound than on any specific instrument, like Paul Butterfield before him. Discography Soul Conversation - 2008 Live, Hot n’Blue - 2007 Fragile - 2006 Blue 3rd - 2003 Memphis - 2001 Bastille Blues - 1999 Merci d’être venus - 1996 Routes - 1994 Live - 1992 Explorer - 1991 Blues Harp - 1989 As a compiler Bon Temps Rouler, Special Alligator - 2008 Bon Temps Rouler, JJM’ Ideal Playlist - 2006 Inspiration, 22 Rare Harmonica Performances - 2005 Inspiration, 22 Great Harmonica Performances - 2002 For children Manque pas d’air - 2000 Léo découvre le Blues - 1997 DVD J’apprends l’harmo avec J.J. Milteau - 2007 Book Memphis Blues - 2005 (with Sebastian Danchin and Jérôme de Perlinghi) Video J.J. Milteau Live - 1992 Official Website: Jean-Jacques Milteau You can also see the same artist with his name spelled differently on Last.fm here 'Jean Jacques Milteau' Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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