Huge article about Jarre’s Houston comeback since ’86 (Houston Chronicle)

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J-M. Jarre in Downtown Houston (1986) – Photo: Buster Dean, HC Staff / Houston Chronicle 

When Jean-Michel Jarre visited Houston in late 1985, the city was in a deepening rut.

 

Flatlining oil prices were leaving major dents in the Bayou City economy — hundreds of thousands of jobs vanished, the housing market was in free fall and a city government was backed into a treacherous financial corner.

Perhaps because Jarre was an outsider — a musician from France — he didn’t see a city sinking into a swamp of struggle initiated by the oil bust. Rather, Jarre was consumed by the future, evidenced by his standing as a pioneering figure in progressive electronic music. He saw Houston as an epicenter of possibility and innovation. Read more…

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