+ Rodolphe Burger, Erik Truffaz, Marcello Giuliani u.a.
April 29th, 2010. New Morning, Paris
Some exceptional artists are rehearsing on stage for their tonight concert. The room is pretty warm yet. Introducing Ben Sidran and his European cohorts for a Dylan quite Different: Rodolphe Burger, Marcello Giuliani, Alberto Malo, and, nice surprise, Erik Truffaz who rejoins at the very last minute this once shot Sidran European 5et. Premonition. It's been decided to record a show that will happen to be unique and magical. Numerous attendants, leaving the venue, were saying it was the concert of the year. They were right.
This 12 tracks album begins with an impressive introduction by Ben Sidran, spoken as well as narrated, where he re-counts with talent and intelligence his own relationship to Bob Dylan's world.
Bob Dylan, this giant he couldn't avoid and whom he is honoring in a very personal manner. The recording points the emotional atmosphere those artists were able to create, some electric and poetic vibes where power and delicacy are mixed, not to say the pleasure to be reunited for one evening, almost by chance. Dylan Different Live in Paris at the New Morning is among the very rare albums that witness a moment of happiness artists and a delighted audience shared, it's an album that will go through time. For sure, Dylan Different Live in Paris At the New Morning is the year 2010 live album.
"Recorded in concert at Paris’ celebrated New Morning, Sidran is on chipper form, backed by a European group that features both trumpeter Erik Truffaz and his longstanding bass guitarist Marcelo Guiliani as well as guitarist / vocalist Rodolphe Burger and drummer Albert Malo. They all skip heartily along the most well-trodden of roads in Dylan land – Subterranean Homesick Blues, The Times They Are Changin’ (no "a-" on this tracklisting) and All I Really Want to Do – and essentially bring more blues to the folk-blues that underpinned a major part of Dylan’s oeuvre." (bbc. co. uk)