Juliette Gréco is 85 tomorrow, and still on the road

Her redoubtable manager, Charley Marouani, told me a few months back that she was preparing a new tour.

‘A farewell?’ I checked.

‘Pah!’ said Charley.

She’s performing the first of three shows tonight at the Chatelet, in Paris. Bonne anniversaire to the performer who was Madonna, before anyone imagined Madonna. Ah, those hands, those expressive hands!

(and yes, that is her with Miles Davis. It’s from milesdavis.com)

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