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21:00  24 september  2020
21:00  24 september  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

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La muse de Saint-Germain-des-Prés et la légende du Jazz ont vécu une brève histoire d’amour au début des années 1950. En 2007, Juliette Gréco s’en était ouverte au micro d’Isabelle Morizet, dans © STAFF / AFP The muse of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the legend of Jazz lived a brief love story at the beginning of the years 1950. In 2007, Juliette Gréco opened up to Isabelle Morizet's microphone, in "There is not only one life in life" on Europe 1, telling how racism had put a brutal end to their idyll.

"Juliette Gréco has made a masterpiece of her life", greeted Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot on Wednesday evening. The singer died at the age of 93 , after bringing a breath of freedom and modernity to French song in the 1950s. A freedom that she has also always claimed in her love life, especially when a passionate and tormented love affair threw her into the arms of famous trumpeter Miles Davis.

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In 1949, the American at 23, the French at 22. He comes to Paris to perform at the International Jazz Festival, Salle Pleyel. "Boris Vian's wife suggests that I go to a jazz concert. I say to her: 'of course, but I don't have a penny'. She replied: 'I know, I'm taking you and we will stay behind the scenes' ", told Juliette Gréco in 2007, at the microphone of Europe 1.

" I love her too much to make her unhappy "

" I saw Miles in profile. And I heard what we call beauty, genius, life! ". A fleeting, but impossible love immediately emerges between the two artists, in particular because of racism. Juliette Gréco experienced it some time later, in the restaurant of a New York palace, the Waldorf-Astoria.

"The butler arrived. He threw the dishes at us as one would throw them at mad dogs, and he left," said Juliette Gréco, still on our airwaves. "That night Miles called me, and told me he didn't want to see me anymore so as not to harm me."

TO LISTEN - The entire interview with Juliette Gréco, at the microphone of Isabelle Morizet

When Jean-Paul Sartre asks the jazzman why he did not want to marry Juliette Gréco, he would have answered: "Because I love her too much to make her miserable." Ultimately, these two soul mates will never stop meeting again. "I think of him very often. This love was something so pure, so beautiful and so strange", she confided again in 2015.

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