The young saxophone player and composer Maxime Bender, is as active as ever.
Having had his latest album “Path of Decision” released by the French Laborie Jazz label at the end of 2016, he performed for this release at the Nancy Jazz Pulsations festival in November and is continuing his collaboration on stage with drummer/composer Jeff Herr’s trio. He will perform with his own quartet project again in France beginning of June (02/06/17), at Charleville Action Jazz in Sedan.
Posted February 22, 2017
The Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, enriches his discography in collaboration with Seckou Keita, London-based Senegalese singer and kora master.
His new album “Transparent Water” is the latest example of Omar Sosa’s quest of seeking new combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom wherein the musical destination is subordinate to the extemporaneous joy of shared artistic expression. Engaged in a warm and captivating musical conversation, the thirteen pieces reveal the spirit of the five continents by merging all the rhythms of the world with its Cuban mysticism.
Posted February 21, 2017
The young French, Berlin-based pianist and composer Héloise Lefebvre, will have her first album release entitled “Sun Dew”, recorded with her main partner, the guitarist and composer Paul Audoynaud and her also Berlin-based but very international sextet, on release on the French Laborie Jazz Label in May. While we are waiting to pass on the music, here is a recording recently done in a Berlin church, dedicated to the great Yehudi Menuhin who recorded in the same place in the fifties, entitled “Dewdrops Lullaby”
Posted February 16, 2017
We are proud and happy to have been able to sign a worldwide collaboration with the German, New York based artist/composer and filmmaker Volker Goetze, whose main instrument is the trumpet. His next release, on the German label Membran, will be the album ”Bridges”, to be released in May with several concerts across Europe.
Posted February 09, 2017
The label World Music Network UK’s latest release BREXITBLUES offers a light-hearted yet poignant collection of folk, roots and blues music from across Europe, lamenting a decision that confounds those of us who openly welcome our neighbours and celebrate cultural diversity.
The year 2015 will be a crucial one for music, for the artists and for the music business. Times are changing more and more quickly, and we all need to adapt, find new solutions, make new connections while pursuing our various musical passions.
In France, like in many other countries, independent record companies and distributors are struggling, music publishers need to adapt to new systems at our SACEM society and need to try and make up for missing support for artists/authors/composers elsewhere; giving artistic advice, creating connections with other musicians, helping to find labels and...