Gary Clark Jr. in concert at Salle Pleyel

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Texan musician Gary Clark Jr. returns to France on July 2 to present his new studio album, JPEG Raw.

Gary Clark Jr. announces his next concert in France, scheduled at Salle Pleyel (Paris) on July 2. Places will be available from this Monday, February 5 at 10 a.m. via the organizer’s website.

Merging musical genres like no other, the Texan artist draws his influences from blues to jazz, country and even hip-hop. The energy of his compositions is increased tenfold in concert, thanks to his intoxicating and powerful sense of interpretation. His live reputation no longer needs to be proven, as Gary Clark seduces all audiences, whether at Hellfest, which he set alight in 2022, or at the Nice Jazz Festival, which he made swing in 2018.

Gary Clark Jr. will take advantage of this concert to present JPEG Raw, his next studio album, scheduled for March 22. Presented as a “major step in his musical evolution”, this disc includes the participation of prestigious guests, such as Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, Keyon Harrold, and Valerie June. The title “This Is Who We Are”, with the participation of Naala, is available. Check it out via the player below:

Presented as “a homogeneous synthesis of his eclectic musical palette”, this record incorporates his aforementioned influences, but also certain still unexplored territories, with sound mixtures as unexpected as they are explosive. Lyrically, this disc is both “Deeply personal and filled with social consciousness, with some incursions of rap and narrative scansion recited by Gary Clark. »

Its unique Parisian date at La Salle Pleyel on July 2 will therefore be an opportunity to enjoy these new releases, without forgetting its older titles, for example from the album This Land.


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