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Coup de Coeur

Posted October 25, 2018

For this music / photography creation around the French nuclear tests of the 60’s in the Algerian Sahara, Gregory Dargent (oud) invites two of the most amazing musicians of the free jazz and traditional music scenes: Anil Eraslan (cello) and Wassim Halal (percussion), to question the irradiation of Art, the loss of identity of the victims and the freedom of the desert, somewhere between trances, improvised music and electronic explosions.
Release : 19 october 2018
Label : Bison Bison

Posted September 20, 2018

In September 2014, at the backstage of our Paris concert, Dairo asked me to produce his album. “An approach unattached to any existing format, an innovative approach to Jazz. Something collage-like using all the tones of instruments I play, nuances, and styles”. After passionately telling me about his image on what he desired he muttered, “I think the title should be Last Album or Last Picture”. From a contemporary French style to Free Jazz, he was someone with an immeasurable range of musicality. This one individual played the sopranino sax, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, even drums, Timpani, and percussions freely. Dairo Miyamoto was an indispensable presence in my music. I never thought for a second that he could ever leave my side. Sealed with his brilliance on his approach of always managing to cut through your expectations in the most delightful way, at times inviting smiles from all his collaborators, or at times shaking them to the core… I dedicate this album to Dairo and Satomi.

Release : 28 September 2018
Label : Cristal Records

Posted September 11, 2018

Hazzan is a Jazz creation embracing Jewish liturgical music, improvisational sequences and infectious rhythms. The name Hazzan means cantor in the Jewish tradition. It came to me from a Rabbi commenting on my performance of Adon Olam as a jazz duet for the Jewish French Foundation (FJF) in 2008. He said: “When you played, your notes sounded like a prayer. You are a hazzan on your saxophone”.

Release : 28 September 2018
Label : Enja/Yellowbird

Posted July 13, 2018

French soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien’s “Sfumato” concert at Jazz in Marciac on 8 August 2017 was unforgettable and has been captured for ever on both CD & DVD.
“Sfumato live in Marciac” is packed full of tension, excitement and turbulence. And yet is firmly grounded in jazz, brimming over with playfulness and adventures of improvisation; it is a testament to the intensity and to the magic of live jazz.

Release : 29 June 2018
Label : Actmusic

Posted June 06, 2018

Listening To Pictures is Hassell’s first new release since Last Night The Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes In The Street (ECM, 2009).
Hassell’s ‘fourth world’ fusion of hi-tech minimalism with world rhythms proves the 81-year-old is still experimental after all these years

Release : 08 June 2018
Label : Ndeya(via Warp Records, UK)

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Jon Hassell
Listening To Pictures

Jun Miyake
Lost Memory Theatre - act-3

Jacques Schwarz-Bart  - Hazzan
Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures
Jun Miyake - Lost Memory Theatre - act-3

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Posted April 24, 2018