“Bang Bang”–who is it shooting at us in Sonny Bono’s famous lyrics? It’s none other than Vincent Peirani Himself. He is the funny man who lugs around an accordion in the film Barbara by French movie star Mathieu Amalric
The French saxophonist Jérôme Sabbagh and the Australian guitarist Greg Tuohey seem built to complement each other. It is easy to misinterpret No Filter at first; there is a sense of familiarity – of a certain strain of perfectionism that is rooted in jazz tradition. But that fades quickly, giving way to delightful finesse as the writing unfolds with more subtlety than it first seemed to contain.
For The Seasons, the American saxophonist Ben Wendel has chosen to play in a quintet. This is his fourth album in a solo career that runs alongside his jazz-fusion outfit Kneebody. It takes us through the seasonal calendar in a musical journey inspired by Tchaikovsky’s piano suite and a painting by Lee Krasner.
ECM have put out the full recording of a Keith Jarrett solo show, captured at the La Fenice back in 2006. To coincide with this remarkable release, we asked three renowned pianists describe the admiration they have for the art and mastery of a living genius
The world has never heard a Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau duet album. Impulse! records has now made it possible with the release of Long Ago and Far Away, their first duo appearance, recorded live in 2007.
At the head of French orchestra Le Sacre du Tympan for twenty years, but seeing himself exclusively as a bassist, the gifted artist Fred Pallem talks humbly about this project as well as the mood of his latest album, L'Odyssée, released on October 5. He’s a complete artist, with an undeniable freshness and a contagious sense of humor.