Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck – Shake Your Money Maker (Live)
Listening to one of Sonny Terry’s albums touched Jean-Jacques Milteau to the core, although he did confess, “I’d already heard a bit of harmonica…”. So we can just imagine this young Parisian born in 1950 and living in the 13th arrondissement, not far from the Porte d’Italie, and how his childhood and youth must have been lulled by one of the chromatic instruments of someone like Albert Raisner. The latter, once past the golden age of his second trio (i.e. 1947 – 1953) had now become a radio and TV star, and had been broadcasting bravura pieces such as Le Canari since 1959. Or maybe Milteau, like most of his fellow-countrymen, didn’t even know Jean Wetzel’s name but been nourished, perhaps even to excess, on his mouth organ – Jean was that enigmatic performer (1954) of Jean Wiener’s theme specially composed for the film Touchez Pas Au Grisbi. Here indeed was stuff to render the ears of a young man more sensitive, forge them even, but from there to inspiring a true vocation, there’s a whole world ! And that world is the Blues.
Harmonicas – 2009 The Best of JJM Harmonica Work
Bastille Blues – 1999 JJM Instrumental
Merci d’être venus – 1996 JJM invites “La crème de la chanson française”
Routes – 1994 Instrumental souvenirs
Live – 1992 @ the Utopia Club & @ the Zenith
Explorer – 1991 Instrumental, Victoires de la Musique