New Releases

Kyriakos Kalaitzidis - Exil - Exile

Label: Buda Musique
Release date: April 19, 2019

Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, composer, oud player, artistic director and cofounder of “En Chordais”, is considered one of the most important musicians and scholars in the field of modal secular music of the post-Byzantine era and Mediterranean today. As a member of “En Chordais” or as soloist he has given more than 2000 concerts in 45 countries in major festivals and venues, among them at Berlin Philharmonie, Salle Pleyel (Paris), Lincoln Center (New York), Maison Symphonic (Montreal), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Hong Kong Concert Hall, Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Fès Festival (Morocco), Melbourne Recital Centre, Cervantino Festival (Mexico), Sori Festival (South Korea) and many others.

Kyriakos Kalaitzidis - Exil - Exile

Leïla Martial - Warm Canto

Label: Laborie Jazz
Distribution in France: Socadisc / Idol
Release date: April 12, 2019

For this second opus, Leïla takes her two companions on her original imaginary land: A naked and bare land, where the body (the voice) would be the only source where to drink. BAA BOX opens a new window, a second way at the crossroads of possibilities. To roam the paths of the future, straddling the brush fields and climbing the cultural boundaries that are a priori impassable. And finally meet the Other, in what he has in common and different from himself, in his impenetrable and familiar beauty.

Leïla Martial - Warm Canto

Sylvain Chauveau - Pianisme

Label: Sub Rosa
Release date: January 11, 2019

Piano always had a central role in my discography and this selection of short pieces showcases what might be my musical signature: quietness, slow pace, long resonances, a close as possible to silence. Music to be played at night.
Pianisme is a collection of unreleased and out-of-print piano works composed and recorded since 2004. Most of them are part of soundtracks for feature films by french director Sébastien Betbeder.

Sylvain Chauveau - Pianisme

Jacques Schwarz-Bart - Hazzan

Label: Yellowbird
Release date: September 28, 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”.

Jacques Schwarz-Bart  - Hazzan

Dairo Miyamoto - Last Picture

Label: Cristal Records
Distribution in France: Sony Music Entertanment
Release date: September 28, 2018

Dairo Miyamoto - Last Picture

Itamar Borochov - Blue Nights

Label: Laborie Jazz
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: September 21, 2018

After the excellent “Boomerang” album released in 2016, critically acclaimed in France and around the world, Itamar Borochov once more exhibits what he can do best: putting forward his talents as an experienced melodist and a musician inhabited by a dominant spirit. As a deep believer, Borochov also throws his authenticity into his search for “the Divine” even in the music he offers. He catches glimpses of it in various settings, both sacred and profane.

Itamar Borochov - Blue Nights

Benjamin Bobenrieth - Travels

Label: Laborie Jazz
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: September 21, 2018

Bobenrieth creates the setting of this surprisingly sharing, dynamic and so current creation.
Lyrism, charm, power, inventiveness, flexibility, generosity: everything is there, with deep sound, precise bending and unstoppable rhythm.

Benjamin Bobenrieth - Travels

Lorenzo Naccarato Trio - Nova Rupta

Label: Laborie Jazz
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: September 21, 2018

Lorenzo Naccarato returns, with his trio. His second opus, “Nova Rupta”, is worthy of the promises that had been raised by the first, in 2016. Better, the whole has matured. In cohesion. Without giving up a iota of what was already his power of seduction. Namely, it immediately disorientes the listener. Take him on a dreamlike journey.
An enchanted world – and enchanting. A music in movement. Kinetic, or kinematic. It offers a music in motion that seduces and disays.
(website Laborie Jazz)

Lorenzo Naccarato Trio - Nova Rupta

Silvia Ribeiro Ferreira - Luziades

Label: Laborie Jazz
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: September 21, 2018

An approach, the instrument with the same desire to explode the shapes and stamps, to mutate, to stir his bowels with great loads of acoustics and electronic effects. These are saxophones, of course, but not only, caresses, clicks, climates, all this at once. Silvia does not rush to the chaos and patient sculpture of her saxophones, she takes care to leave her footprints of life as a fusion that has become an extension.
Other traces, other trances occupy this repertoire of 45 minutes, which retains its intensity and a certain mysticism. “Luziades” will be his first personal program with a quartet listening to him, also able to translate and testify to this exciting adventure in which the leader leads us. “Luziades” electro jazz music is a project enriched by the arrangements of Xavier Parlant, drummer accompanied on keyboards by Sébastien Barrier and Denis Clément on bass guitar.

Silvia Ribeiro Ferreira - Luziades

Sun Dew (H. Lefebvre-P. Audoynaud) - This Secret Cay

Label: Heartcore Records
Release date: September 14, 2018

This non-standard sextet aspires to create a powerful and dreamlike universe built with ambitiously diverse compositions, delivered by
talented players.
“I became aware of Sun Dew through some former students of mine in Berlin. I found their music engaging, well constructed and thoughtful. They are able to realize their creative aesthetic in a way that for me embodies the Heartcore ethos – with high quality and deep commitment.”
By Kurt Rosenwinkel

Sun Dew (H. Lefebvre-P. Audoynaud) - This Secret Cay

Laurent Pernice - A World Too Late

Label: The Sublunar Society
Release date: July 01, 2018

The intriguing French composer Laurent Pernice has composed and experimented with techno, jazz, funk, ambient, industrial music… He knows how to play keyboards, percussion instruments, bass guitar, zither, double bass… Now he has come up with a new experimental electronic album, A World Too Late, in his first CD release on the swedish Sublunar label. This creation has a strong and esthetic beauty, linking music and rhythms from all over the world. This is its main fascination and delight.

Laurent Pernice - A World Too Late

Kip Hanrahan - Crescent Moon Waning

Label: american clavé/enja yellowbird
Distribution in France: L'autre Distribution
Release date: June 22, 2018

A renowned composer, bandleader, visionary producer, and creative instigator, Kip Hanrahan has long been known for intensely passionate music that is both tender and hard-driving, with a deep poetic edge. ‘Crescent Moon Waning’ is the first Kip Hanrahan album since his 2011 release ‘At Home in Anger’. Fans of forward-thinking, outernational music will no doubt be thrilled to hear that Hanrahan is back!
The cast of musicians includes such luminaries as vocalist/bassist Jack Bruce, tenor saxophonists Chico Freeman, JD Allen and Craig Handy, bassists Steve Swallow and Andy González, plus many others.

Kip Hanrahan - Crescent Moon Waning

Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures

Label: Ndeya
Distribution in France: Differ-Ant
Release date: June 08, 2018

First new album in nine years by a musical visionary and hugely influential figure in new music. Forty years since its creation, Jon Hassell’s Fourth World aesthetic remains a powerful influence on modern electronic music. Continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of recombination and musical gene-splicing, fragments of performance are sampled, looped, overdubbed and re-arranged into beguiling unexpected shapes. Hassell applies the painterly technique of ‘pentimento’ to the arrangements, teasing out texture by the overlaying of sound upon sound, or a carefully timed reveal of the delicate bones pinning the frame of a track together.

Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures

Dana Fuchs - Love Lives On

Label: Get along Records
Release date: May 18, 2018

“Love Lives On” is Dana’s most soulful-blues focused effort yet and may just be her best work to date.
Dana Fuchs is a Jagger blues-jammer, Otis soul-sister, juke-joint Janis and Sexy Sadie all rolled into one passionate performer and compassionate world class singer-songwriter. If anyone asks Dana to sum up what this new record “Love Lives On”, the seventh since her 2003 debut, is all about, Fuchs will say: Hope and redemption. If anyone across the universe doesn’t know Dana Fuchs by now, 2018 is the best time to jump on board her rock-‘n’-soul-‘n’-rollin’ bandwagon by checking out her upcoming soul-drenched release and catching her captivating, leave-it-all-on-stage world tour to follow.

Dana Fuchs - Love Lives On

Dave Liebman - FIRE

Label: Jazzline
Release date: April 20, 2018

“Fire” is the third album in the series that Dave Liebman devotes to natural elements. The cast of the album is exceptional since the saxophonist brings together around him three musicians involved in the evolution of jazz and become legends, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland and Kenny Werner. An ardent and warm jazz whose flamboyant fire sparkles and crackles.

Dave Liebman - FIRE

Jun Miyake - Lost Memory Theatre - act-3

Label: enja yellowbird
Distribution in France: L'Autre Distribution
Release date: April 06, 2018

Jun Miyake’s music comes light-footed as the bossa nova, accessible as sophisticated pop and refined and versatile as lively jazz. Lost Memory Theatre is an ever-changing constellation of sound images and scenes, bossa nova and reggae, Kurt Weill and Nino Rota, chanson and symphony, jazz and improvisation, rock and folk: the album is a must-hear from start to finish, mixing all styles and genres to create a hybrid of musical genius.
Featuring Lisa Papineau, Vincent Segal, Dhafer Youssef, Arto Lindsay, Cosmic Voices, Vinicius Cantuaria, Bruno Capinan, Melvin Gibbs…

Jun’s “Lost Memory Theatre” is truly unique: it constantly produces that “Third Thing” between music and imagery. You enter this space for the first time and you’re already addicted to it…” Wim Wenders

Jun Miyake - Lost Memory Theatre - act-3