Jean Carne: ‘It feels like it’s my time now’

Now Jean Carne is delighting in an unexpected second spell in the limelightTue 24 May 2022 03.00 EDTAt 21, the singer Jean Carne had uprooted her life in Atlanta, Georgia, to elope to Hollywood with jazz pianist Doug Carn. It was 1969, and like so lots of American kids of the flower-power years, Carne was moving west to attempt her luck in the world of entertainment.While most of her generation would have struck out, Carne discovered herself living in a house block with members of a brand-new funk cumulative from Chicago.”That start consisted of recording a series of albums with her hubby (Carne adopted the extra “E” in her name midway through her career) that included lyrics to instrumental jazz classics such as John Coltranes A Love Supreme and Horace Silvers Peace. Photo: The Artform StudioFor a genre generally so beholden to the principle of tradition, Carnes interventions were fulfilled with surprising approval, significantly from the big band leader Ellington, who asked Carne to audition for him in 1974.”Jean Carne JID012 by Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jean Carne is out on 29 May on Jazz Is Dead.

Now Jean Carne is enjoying an unforeseen second spell in the limelightTue 24 May 2022 03.00 EDTAt 21, the singer Jean Carne had actually uprooted her life in Atlanta, Georgia, to elope to Hollywood with jazz pianist Doug Carn. It was 1969, and like so lots of American kids of the flower-power years, Carne was moving west to attempt her luck in the world of entertainment.While many of her generation would have struck out, Carne discovered herself living in a home block with members of a new funk collective from Chicago.”Jean Carne JID012 by Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jean Carne is out on 29 May on Jazz Is Dead.

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