In late 2006, the New Morning presented an incredible meeting of legendary blues players specially flown in from Nashville & Tokyo, to live it up in Paris. As the climax of the club's 25th Anniversary Festival - and a birthday gift from the musicians - this Franco-American guitar summit brought together for the first time the members of Autour du Blues (the cream of France's top studio musicians) and two of America's most brilliant guitar heroes, Larry Carlton and Robben Ford.
Carlton's replacement in the L.A. Express, ace sideman Robben Ford, is the other "name" guest star on this 2006 outing taped at Paris' New Morning nightclub (as part of the club's 25th anniversary celebration festivities), which otherwise features the cream of French studio musicians in an informal assemblage known as Autour du Blues (Around the Blues).
This is a fiery evening of some great blues featuring two stellar sidemen from the United States easily communicating with their French counterparts. One of the more unusual offerings in the New Morning series should delight lovers of the blues in particular, but any pop-rock music lover generally.
The Mont Blanc massif straddles the borders of France, Italy and Switzerland. It stretches over the French departments of Haute-Savoie, the Aosta Valley (Italy) and the canton of Valais (Switzerland). Rising up to 4,810 metres, Mont Blanc is the highest mountain peak in Western Europe.