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Paris Match Jean-Christian Michel

The whole press is enthusiastic


RECORD RETAILER

"New music craze sweeping France.

"A strange music phenomenon is sweeping across France. And the man at the top of the new craze is Jean-Christian MICHEL who plays the clarinet. But the twist is that he only performs in churches although there is no apparent religious connotation to his performances... And he is now one of France's major disc acts. His first album "Requiem" on the Riviera label is currently at the top of the french bestselling albums chart while his second "Aranjuez" has just enterted the chart...

"BILLBOARD - a whole page many time !

International News Reports MICHEL to get Int'l sendoff by Barclay...

"The young composer and clarinettist generates a new social phenomenon in France... Michel appared last month for a weekat the 13th century St Victor Abbey here. Each night, the 1,000 seatercurch was packed to capacity. Extra seats had to be placed around the altar...A London visit for Michel this year is being negociated and he may also appear in Belfast Nothern Ireland... This year MICHEL is booked for church performances in Brussels, Genoa and Cologne, and in March will make a week of appearences in Paris...On this occasion CED will invite teams from London's BBC and ITV to see him perform".

..."And the phenomenal Jean-Christian MICHEL who has had as many as three records in the top ten at one time"

JEAN-CHRISTIAN MICHEL ON "BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS" DURING YEARS

Billboard music awards Jean-Christian Michel N°1

Billboard is an American entertainment media known for its music charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular singles and albums in different genres. Billboard was founded in 1894.

The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart covering the whole music business. The Billboard Music Awards show had been held annually since 1989 in December until it went dormant in 2006. The awards returned in 2011 and is held annually in May. - WIKIPEDIA

Billboard Vol. 83, n° 18 - ‎Magazine
Director Michel Jaubert said his firm had just installed a new 10- slave Ampex ... 22 MAY 1, 1971, BILLBOARD. 1. Simon & Garfunkel 1. Jean-Christian Michel 2.Billboard

Vol. 81, n° 21 - ‎Magazine
BILLBOARD ... Aznavour (Barclay) — French Music 9 APOCALYPSIS— Jean-Christian Michel (CED) 10 MA BONNE ETOILE— Joe Dassin (CBS)— Sugar ...Billboard Vol. 82, n° 22 - ‎Magazine
... Moustaki (Polydor) 3 CRUCIFIXUS— Jean-Christian Michel (Riviera) 4 CLASSIC IN POP— Ekseption (Philips) 5 LE METEQUE— Georges Moustaki (Polydor) ...Billboard

Vol. 85, n° 14 - ‎Magazine
APRIL 7, 1973, BILLBOARD GRT's Lighthouse, named Vocal /Instrumental Group ... T. Rex, Jethro Tull, Country Joe, Jean-Christian Michel, and Claude Angel.Billboard

Vol. 82, n° 40 - ‎Magazine
Classified Adv. Dept., Billboard, 165 W. 46th. — ^ — • Continued ... Jean-Christian Michel (Barclay) will appear in the Gustav Wasa Church, Stockholm, on Oct. 4.Billboard

Vol. 81, n° 23 - ‎Magazine
The concert performed by France's Jean-Christian Michel in the Amsterdam Mozeschurch April 27 screened by Dutch TV on June 1. .. . The Moody Blues were in ...

NOT THE LONDON NEWS REWIEW

Jean-Christian MICHEL : my interest piqued
I gave my brother a strangely annotated French LP for Christmas, covered in Baudelaire quotes. The artist: Jean-Christian MICHEL."At the age of ten, he who would later become a gynaecological surgeon chose the clarinet whilst undertaking a classical education at the conservatoire. It led him first towards Jazz with "all the expressiveness, which takes the audience by the guts and its swing with which it is so interesting to play".

MTV/AKTUEL Jean-Christian MICHEL's Music

"Jean-Christian MICHEL's Music escapes all definition. On listening to him one plunges within it... It is magic, luminous sound. It speaks of the origin and the infinity. It is the alpha and the omega."

HALLER KREISBLAT

BACH à la MICHEL ging mehr unter die Haut als ehrfurchtsgetränkte Originale
"Jean-Christian MICHEL brought us an evening of élan and dynamism, which not only excited the younger members of the audience, but also delighted the representatives of the older generation.
The packed church had never known such a triumph during " BACH Tage ". "The unending applause threatened to raise the roof. The amazed audience demanded encore after encore... It was a demonstration in honour of BACH, completely extraordinary, electrifying and fascinating.... Whether it was arrangements of BACH or MICHEL's own works overflowing with imagination, the clarinettist treats the music with an infinite sensibility. J.S BACH would certainly have loved it... "

ILLUSTRATED EVENING (Brussels)

"Music of Light" by Jean-Christian MICHEL : "the most original album of the year, which will not leave many people indifferent."

HAMBURGER ABENDSBLATT

Jean-Christian MICHEL : "Sprache des Herzens"... ( an article of one page ! )

MTV-AKTUEL

"Jean-Christian MICHEL : Musik, das ist wie Leben, Liebe,Tod"

DE TELEGRAAPH

Title : "Klarinettist Jean-Christian in Amsterdam : God op de hitparade" !

HAMBURGER ABENDSBLATT ( translated from German )

"The French composer and clarinettist Jean-Christian MICHEL gave his concert to St Michael Kirche in front of more than 2000 people. In truth the abundance of the applause was as unusual in this church as the mass of people who had crammed in, standing at the edges or sitting on the steps of the altar. The clarinettist made his own way in the music which he endowed with a new character, by the conjugation of a jazz-influenced rhythm with harmonies directly inspired by the JS BACH's Sacred music : a meditative universe imprinted with purity and with the life-force.

The interpretations of J.S BACH, PLAY BACH or MICHEL's JAZZ BACH remain faithful to their subject and do not betray the spirit of Cantor of Leipzig. In most of the pieces a sort of solemnity resounds in every note, a sacred and traditional solemnity which transports us from the rigour of daily life to the frontiers of a blissful beauty.

One can only admire the magnificent sound of Jean-Christian MICHEL's clarinet : from a sweet sensitivity to the unreality almost imperceptibly played, MICHEL works its sounds, shakes them and vibrates them, whispers or cries them and has few equals in this art.

But MICHEL is also the composer of the "Vision d'Ezéchiel", an incredible musical intensity, during which, the audience can not refrain from keeping time… The deafening applause was unending in God's house.

The spectators demanded encore after encore by cheering and by stamping their feet and clapping their hands in rhythm : MICHEL and his performers complied with a good and cheerful grace in spite of the obvious fatigue. Such brilliance explains the fascination exercised by Jean-Christian MICHEL on his public …"


MORE THAN THE BEATLES

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Jean-Christian Michel - Beatles

"Il Clarinetto che oscura I Beatles"
Riverside Italia (1969)

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NUMBER ONE AT THE HIT PARADE


 
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Mardi
6 Mai
1969
 
Jean-Christian Michel Hit Parade


C'est au 30 cm variété que nous donnons aujourd'hui la vedette dans ce classement officiel des ventes de disques établi par le centre d'information du disque et publié par "France soir" en exclusivité. Les microsillons 33 tours forment une aristocratie du succès et ce n'est pas sans raison que le "cas" de ces derniers mois, l'événement de la saison Jean-Christian MICHEL y est cité 3 fois : à la 1ère, à la 2ème, et à la 3ème place. Le jeune chirurgien aixois, clarinettiste et compositeur qui vient de faire de la Musique Sacrée un produit de grande consommation, continue au fil de ses nombreux concerts exclusivement donnés dans les églises à provoquer un engouement qui se reflète dans ses ventes de disques.

Meilleures ventes de variétés
françaises 33 tours
TTITRES
INTERPRETES

  1. "Musique Sacrée"
  2. "Requiem"
  3. "Aranjuez "
  4. "Et puis"

  5." Le petit garçon"
  6. "Yellow submarine"
  7. "Chants de Russie"
  8. "Ma France"
  9. "La nuit"
  10.
" Rêve et amour"

  Jean-Christian MICHEL (C.E.D)
  Jean-Christian MICHEL(C.E.D)
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  Jean-Christian MICHEL
(C.E.D)
  Sege REGGIANI (Polydor)
  Sege REGGIANI
(Polydor)
  The BEATLES
(EMI)
  Yvan REBROFF
(CBS)
  Jean FERRAT
(Barclay)
  Léo FERRÉ
(Barclay)
  Johnny HALLYDAY (Philips)


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