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Don Cherry & Jacques Bisceglia, Montrouge, France, novembre 1964

Born October 21st, 1940, in Paris XV, France.First serious contacts with photography, under the guidance of Marc Garanger, while drafted in Algeria (1960-1962). JAZZ AND MUSIC-RELATED ACTIVITIESSpecialised in Jazz photography since 1964 (over 250.000 photos in files, including 100.000 in colour).Photos published, since 1967, in various magazines and newspapers in France - Actuel, Jazz Magazine, Jazz Hot, Jazzman, Jazz Classique, Impro Jazz, Jazz Notes, Bulletin du Hot Club de France, Citizen Jazz, Free sons, Afro-music, Rock & Folk, Musiq, Libération, L'Express, Le Nouvel Observateur, Paroles et musiques, Télérama, Cable hebdo, Télécable Hebdo, Canal Satellite, TV Hebdo, Résonance (Ircam), Revue de la Cité de la Musique, Diapason, Le Bas de l'Aisne, Histoire & Patrimoine n°4 – Paris, Paris Match, L’Homme, Cultures Sud, etc.-, and abroad - Down Beat, The Village Voice, All that Jazz, Melody Maker, The Wire, Jazz Wereld, Jazz Forum, Svenska Dagbladet, Swing Journal, Epoca, etc.Photos on hundreds of Jazz record sleeves in France (Adès, America, Blue Sound, Buda, Byg-Actuel, Byg, Le Chant du Monde, Colove Music, Concert Hall Records, EmArcy, EPM, Eurogram, 52ème rue Est, Free Bird, Gitanes, Goody, la Guilde du disque, I.R.I., Jazzmosphère, Jazztrade, Magnetic, Marge, Monkey, Nocturne, Owl, Paris Jazz Corner, Polydor, Promophone, R.C.A., RogueArt, Suave, Universal, Vogue, Zeta...), in the U.S.A. (CBS, Eremite, ESP, Fuel Records, Verve), in Japan (Art/Com, Black Lion, Byg, Sony, Tono), in Great-Britain (Affinity, Black Lion, Charlie...), in Portugal (Byg), in Germany (Black Lion, ECM), in Norway (Landscape), in Italy (Fruit Tree, Get Back, Sunspots), in Holland, and in E.U. (Harvested).Photos published in many books, including Les Dieux du Soul, Phyl Garland (Buchet-Chastel, Paris, 1972), Revoluçào do Jazz, Jorge Lima Barreto (Editorial Inova Limitada, Porto, Portugal, 1972), Jazz, André Francis (Editions du Seuil, Paris, 1970's), several books in the "Bouquins" collection (Robert Laffont, Paris, 1980's and 2005), Le Monde du Jazz, Rodney Dale (Elsevier-Séquoia, Bruxelles, 1980/Bordas, Paris, 1982), Un Demi-siècle de Jazz (Editions de l'Instant, Paris, 1986), Pink Floyd, Jean-Marie Leduc (Editions Seghers, Paris, 1987), Trois kilos de café, Manu Dibango & Danielle Rouard (Lieu commun, Paris, 1989), Les Cahiers du CENAM, H.S. Danse Jazz (Paris, 1991), L'Epopée du Jazz - 2/Au-delà du bop, Franck Bergerot & Arnaud Merlin (Découvertes, Gallimard, Paris, 1991), The Story of Jazz / Bop and beyond, Franck Bergerot & Arnaud Merlin (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York, 1993), The Story of Jazz / Bop and beyond, Franck Bergerot & Arnaud Merlin (Thames & Hudson, London, 1993), Duke Ellington, François Billard & Gilles Tordjman (Editions du Seuil, Paris, 1994), Musique musiques musique, Patrice Blanc-Francart (Edition n°1, Paris, 1994), Les Années Jazz Magazine, 40 ans de passion (Editions Filpacchi, Paris, 1994), Stéphane Grappelli, Michel Laverdure et Latin Jazz, Isabelle Leymarie (Vade Retro, Paris, 1998), Art Ensemble of Chicago - Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future, Lincoln T. Beauchamp Jr (Chicago, 1998), Coltrane, Pascal Bussy (Librio Musique, E.J.L., Paris, 1999), Notoriété et légitimation en jazz - L’exemple de Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Matthieu Jouan (Editions L'Harmattan, Paris, 1999), Le Jazz Français, de 1900 à aujourd’hui, Jean-Dominique Brierre (Editions Hors collection, Paris, 2000), Plaisirs de cigare, Franck Médioni (Eden Productions, Paris, 2000), Jazz en suite, collective (Editions du Garde-Temps, Paris, 2000), Les Années Jazz Magazine 1954-2000, collectif (Editions Filipacchi, Paris, 2000), Bill Evans, Alain Gerber (Fayard, Paris, 2001), Le Jazz dans tous ses états, Franck Bergerot (Larousse, Paris, 2001), Underground : l’Histoire, edited by Jean-François Bizot (Actuel-Denoël, Paris, 2001) and Miles Davis, l’ange noir, Noel Balen (Editions Mille et une Nuits - Arte Editions, Paris, 2001), Taches de Jazz, Edmond Baudoin (Le 9ème Monde, Paris, 2002), Une histoire du jazz moderne : Joachim Kühn, Marc Sarrazy (Editions Syllepse, Paris, 2003), My unforgettable jazz friends, Claire P. Gordon (Phase V Press, Arroyo Grande, CA, U.S.A., 2004), Pink Floyd – The Black Strat, Phil Taylor (theblackstrat.com, Great-Britain, 2007), A power stronger than itself, George E. Lewis (The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2008), 60 ans de Jazz au Caveau de la Huchette, Dany Doriz & Christian Mars (L’Archipel, Paris, 2008), Christopher Wool (Ed. Hans Werner Holzwarth, Allemagne, 2008), Oranges and Sardines : Conversations on Abstract Painting (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2008), Solo, Joëlle Léandre, conversations with Franck Médioni (Kadima Collective, Jerusalem, Israel, 2011) and Peut-on parler de musique noire ?, collective (Volume !, la revue des musiques populaires vol.8-1, éditions Mélanie Seteum, Bordeaux, 2011). Photos published in several programs such as the Festival d’Antibes – Juan-les-Pins (1985), 11ème Festival de Jazz de Paris (1990), Sons d'Hiver (2001), Centre Culturel Aragon (Tremblay-en-France, 2003-2004) and Vision Festival XI (New York, 2006), and on several posters (Albert Nicholas, Archie Shepp, Alan Silva, Sun Ra, Frank Wright, Kamlo Trio, Barry Harris, etc.).Photos in the movies Moondog (FR3, France, 1989), et Sunny’s time now (Antoine Prum, Luxembourg, 2008).Photos published in the CD ROM Musiques ? (Gallimard Jeunesse-France Télécom, 1997).Wrote many liner notes on record covers : Byg, la Guilde du disque, Hot Club Records, Monkey, Pathé-Marconi, Suave...Producer and A&R for the recording sessions - Affinity, Buda, Byg, Free Bird, la Guilde du Disque, Marge, Monkey...- of many artists including Ruby Braff, Anthony Braxton, Dave Burrell, Don Cherry, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Jacques Coursil, Stéphane Grappelli, Hampton Hawes, Arthur Jones, Barney Kessel, Joachim Kuhn, Steve Kuhn, Steve Lacy, Jimmy Lyons, Grachan Moncur III, Sunny Murray, Red Norvo, Dewey Redman, Sonny & Linda Sharrock, Archie Shepp, Alan Silva, Martial Solal, Sun Ra & his Arkestra, Cliff Thornton, Joe Venuti and Frank Wright.Artistic director for the Jazzland club, Paris (1965-1966) : Ornette Coleman Trio (with David Izenzon and Charles Moffett), Dexter Gordon Quartet (with Art Taylor), Johnny Griffin Quartet (with Art Taylor), Sonny Rollins Trio (with Art Taylor), Cecil Taylor Quartet (with Jimmy Lyons, Alan Silva and Andrew Cyrille).Produced the Alan Silva's Celestrial Communication Orchestra concert, Radio House, Paris, December 29th, 1970. The band included, among others, Alan Shorter, Lester Bowie, Bernard Vitet (tp), Steve Lacy, Robin Kenyatta, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Michel Portal (reeds), Joachim Kühn, Dave Burrell, Bobby Few (p), Kent Carter, Malachi Favors (b), Don Moye, Jerome Cooper, Oliver Johnson (dms).Toured with the Herbie Mann Sextet (France, Germany, 1970), Sun Ra & his Arkestra (France, Germany, 1970, and U.S.A., 1971), and Lionel Hampton & his Orchestra (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, 1976) as a photographer and an interpreter; and with Dave Burrell Unit (Japan, 2001) as a photographer.From 1985 till 1991, agent of the legendary Slim Gaillard (from “Slim & Slam”, and the movie "Hellzapoppin'").Articles and interviews published in the French magazines Actuel, Jazz Magazine, Free sons, Impro Jazz, Jazzman, Jazz classique, Bulletin du Hot Club de France, Citizen Jazz, Cultures Sud, and the Danish Jazz Special. Member of the panel "Souvenirs and encounters with Afro-American musicians" at the International Conference "April in Paris" - African American Music and Europe, Centre d'études Afro-Américaines, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, in collaboration with W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research (Harvard University) and Collegium for African-American Research, The Sorbonne, Paris, April 26th, 1996.Member of the panels “Jazz and photography”, “Jazz and Litterature” and “Jazzand comics”, during the Jazz Festival “Jazz sur son 31”, Toulouse, France, October 1996.Member of the panel “Université du Jazz”, La Villette Jazz Festival, Paris, July 6th, 2001.In charge of the panel "Paris, so free (jazz)", La Maison du Jazz, Paris, April 7th, 2002.Conferencer on “Free Jazz in Paris and in France”, Festival Free Jazz and Cinema, Cinéma Nova, Brussels, Belgium, April 25th, 2004.Conferencer on “Jazz and photography, forty years of common life”, in Jazz and Anthropology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, March 24 th, 2005.Producer at the National radio station “France Musique”, Radio France, Paris (Le Temps du Jazz, 1980’s).Associate teacher in the Jazz Department of the National Superior Conservatory for Music and Dance in Paris, 2001-2003.Co-founder and member of the Board (Treasurer) of the Center of Creative Music (CCM), Paris, 2004.Member of the Board (Treasurer) of the French Academy of Jazz, Paris, since 1978.PUBLISHING AND BOOK-RELATED ACTIVITIESSince 1976, permanent contributor (articles, interviews and photographs) and Secretary of redaction to the French magazine "Le Collectionneur de bandes dessinées" (Paris), and contributor to the bi-yearly book Trésors de la bande dessinée / B.D.M (Paris).Since 2003, Editor, then Director tof the French magazine “Papiers Nickelés” (Paris).Writings published in the French magazines Charlie mensuel, Vécu, Le Fulmar, Encrage, encyclopédie permanente de l'autre littérature, and Le 9ème Art. Lay-out designer for the first series of the magazine Actuel (Paris, 1969-1970) and for the book collection "Images" (Editions Corps 9, France, 1980’s).Editor for the book collections "Harry Dickson" (24 books), "Fantastique" (8 books) and "Images" (3 books), Editions Corps 9, France, 1980-1990’s.OTHER ACTIVITIESCreator with Sylvie Brod of the exhibition "Voyage en Underground", during the 13th International Comics Convention, Angoulême, France, 1986.U.N.E.C.O. expert, in Paris, for comic books, comix, comics original art work, detective and science-fiction books, Jazz records and Jazz books.Member of the "Aide à la création et à l'édition de bandes dessinées" Committee, Centre national des lettres, Ministère de la Culture, Paris, 1989-1991.Conferencer on the relationship between "Oyvind Fahlström and Robert Crumb", Institut d’Art Moderne, Villeurbanne, France, April 24th, 2002.Since 1976, "Bouquiniste" on the Parisian Seine waterfront.Member of the Collège de ‘Pataphysique.PHOTO EXHIBITIONSPersonal exhibitions : Maison de la Culture, Grenoble (1975), Orléans (1975), Paris (1976, 1985), Osaka, Japon (2001), UNCOOL Festival, Poschiavo, Switzerland (29-5/1-6-2003), Le Bateau-Lavoir, Paris (15/28-9-2003), Les Broches à l’ancienne, Paris (13-1/14-2-2004), Paris Jazz Corner, Paris (12-2/17-7-2004), Cinéma Nova, Brussels, Belgium (8/25-4-2004), CrocoJazz, Paris (30-4/17-7-2004), Concarneau (23/25-7-2004), Librairie Alfarabista, Paris (1/9-11-2004), Lyon (19/20-10-2004), L’Entrepont, Issy-les-Moulineaux (8/18-6-2006), Domaine d’O, Montpellier (18/29-7-2006), Restaurant Issé, Paris (5-11/10-12-2007), Médiathèque André Malraux, Maisons-Alfort (15-1/1-3-2008), IRMA, Paris (17-6/5-7-2008), Médiathèque du Pôle Culturel, Alfortville (5/23-5-2009) Vision Festival XIV, New York (9/15-6-2009), RogueArt, Paris (28/29-11-2009), Médiathèque La Buanderie – Anne Capezzuoli, Clamart (8/27-1-2010), and Festival “Images en Scène”, La Roche-Posay (23/25-4-2010).Collective exhibitions : Paris (1969, 1970, 1972, 1976, 1985, 1991, 2000, 2007), Rouen (1969), 0rly (1970), Festival de Jazz, Colombes (1972), Festival de Jazz, Châteauvallon (1972), Festival Jazz & Polar, Bourg-la-Reine (1986), Jazz Arts Expo, La Galleria El Bohio, New York (26-6/5-7-1987), Vision Festival of Jazz and Arts, New York (12/18-6-2006) and Corbeil-Essones (19-1/9-2-2008).INTERVIEWS“Jacques Bisceglia - Routard du Jazz”, interview by Matthieu Jouan & Nicolas Fèvre, So what n°35, Paris, June 1999.“Jacques Bisceglia – Témoin du Jazz”, interview by Franck Medioni, Jazz Notes n°81, Lyon, France, December 2004.“Carte blanche à Jacques Bisceglia”, interview (2 hours) by Franck Médioni, part of “Jazz comme une image”, France Musiques, Paris, July 21st, 2005. “Jacques Bisceglia - Jazz anecdotes”, 24 pages catalog, with 5 photos, published for the photo-show, Médiathèque André Malraux, Maisons-Alfort, France, January 15th till March 1st, 2008.“Jacques Bisceglia”, Sylvain Cypel, photos Marc Garanger, pages 76-77, in “Marc Garanger, retour en Algérie” Atlantica-Séguier, Paris, 2007.“Souvenirs de la tournée Lionel Hampton de 1976”, interview by François Desbrosses & François Abon, Bulletin du Hot Club de France n°576, Paris, December, 2008“Jacques Bisceglia - Jazz anecdotes”, 8 pages catalog, with 4 photos, published for the photo-show, Médiathèque du Pôle culturel, Alfortville, France, May 5th till 23rd, 2009.“Jacques Bisceglia : Je me considère comme un ‘témoin privilégié’”, interview by Franck Medioni, ImproJazz n°159, Blois, France, October, 2009.“Jacques Bisceglia – I was a lucky witness”, interview by William Parker, in “Conversations”, RogueArt, Paris, 2011.

William Parker & Jacques Bisceglia, Harlem, NY, USA, 08 juin 2009

Jeff Schlanger & Jacques Bisceglia, New York, NY, USA, 10 juin 2009 (Vision festival XIV)

Jacques Bisceglia & Dave Davis, New York, NY, USA, 10 juin 2009 (Vision festival XIV)

Jacques Bisceglia & Joe McPhee, New York, NY, USA, 12 juin 2009 (Vision festival XIV)

Peter Brötzmann & Jacques Bisceglia, New York, NY, USA, 14 juin 2009 (Vision festival XIV)

William Parker & Jacques Bisceglia, New York, NY, USA, 16 juin 2009 (Vision festival XIV)

Jacques Bisceglia, Steve Dalachinsky, Michel Dorbon, New York, NY, USA, 12 juin 2009





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