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Coup de Coeur

Posted November 21, 2017

Loïs Le Van, a young artist based in France, presents his music with a voice that is not typical in the jazz context, at all; delicate and strong at the same time. He is a talented composer who is very much present in the current French jazz actualities. His third album, just released, was recorded with a big band and gives the impression of being musically inspired, amongst others, by Maria Schneider, Carla Bley and Kenny Wheeler. The CD “Rendez-Vous à l’Ovyne” is a great presentation of the musical climate of this artist: mysterious and captivating. Don’t look for a crooner in the style of Chet Baker, don’t expect the usual sound of big bands – this record presents itself as a romantic journey.

Posted October 16, 2017

With his violin and his alto, the artist Zied Zouari creates the reminiscence of an ancestral chant, accompanied by contemporary rhythms. For this audacious creation, the artist has been accompanied by Julien Tekayan on drums and percussion and by Aburrahman Tarikci on bass, on saz and as a singer.
“Maqâm Roads” is an invitation for a musical journey which encounters the ‘Gnawa’ in Marocco, the ‘Tba’ in Tunisia, the ‘Mûgâm’ in Iran and even the “Raga” in India. The Mâqam comes across as a guideline that opens the dialogue of different musical traditions, from the Maghreb to the Extreme Orient. This project appears as a carrier of peace and justice, at a time of a morose and decadent actuality. It is a rare alchemy created by three exceptional artists.

Posted September 29, 2017

Rivières de la Nuit (Rivers by Night) is the first album released by the new label « Douzième Lune » (12th Moon), a record company that is dedicated to experimental and contemporary music. The recording is the testimony of a new development in the context of the music of Denis Frajerman, the composer and producer with a great musical past and with the capacity of creating a lot of images in our minds. This new, delicate and partly melancholic music approaches contemporary music as well as folk, as cold wave, jazz or chamber music, granting appreciation to lyricism, to feminine voices and to string instruments.

Posted September 15, 2017

Sylvain Rifflet, a French jazz artist and composer who was awarded a first price in the French « Victoires de la Musique » for his previous release is certainly one of the most interesting and talented saxophone players of the current generation.
It is such a privilege for Rifflet to have been able to inspire himself by a mythical creation of Stan Getz!
Getz, who figures on the pantheon of Sylvain Rifflet’s inspirations, inspires the artist to create a cult without limit to the tradition of jazz. The original Getz release of 1961 figures high amongst the great jazz classics.
“Re-Focus” is thus strongly inspired by the project of this American Jazz saxophone player and composer, but Sylvain Rifflet has created his own compositions, with the exception of one or two close to the originals, and his solo saxophone performance is accompanied by a splendid orchestra interpretation, with the result of a work of great delicacy and sensuality.

Posted May 22, 2017

The international trumpet player and composer Volker Goetze is back with new album “Bridges”.
For his new quintet, Volker Goetze unites musicians from three continents who have toured with the best jazz musicians on the planet including Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby McFerrin and many more. Together, they explore new ground, stretch creative improvisation and build musical Bridges over thousands of miles. The original compositions are rooted in West African and contemporary New York Jazz, creating a unique cross-cultural musical experience.

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Editorial

2015...

Posted January 13, 2015

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... more