Didier Lockwood signs, for his great phonographic return, an electroacoustic program of rare freedom. Coming from an unprecedented artistic collaboration, this record, which was recorded in a direct record, is above all the fruit of a collegiate experiment, in which the violinist crosses his bow with the indispensable tandem Charlier / Sourisse and Philippe Balatier, the Nojazz beatmaker. Spontaneous creation, collective musical emulation gives improvisation all its creative capacity in situ. Real space opera, the album that listens without pause, embarks the listener in an initiatory voyage in zero gravity, whose concept would be: to lose oneself to better find oneself.
After an album with Didier Ithursarry (accordion) and Ramon Lopez (drums) as guest musicians, the presence of the Swiss double bass player, Heiri Känzig, enriches the duo of Cholet & Michel and his two partners for his new program, Extended Whispers.
This collection is the second volume in a series of Hummel piano concertos (after Vol.1, BC94338), bringing much-needed attention to one of the most respected composer-pianists of the 18th century.
Violinist Didier Lockwood tackled a formidable task by dedicating an entire CD to the legendary violinist Stephane Grappelli, who died just shy of his 90th birthday in December, 1997. Although Grappelli's influence on his playing is obvious at times, he is no carbon copy. He generally has a darker tone and doesn't use nearly as many up-tempo runs. With two brilliant partners, bassist Niels Pedersen (who worked with Grappelli on a few dates) and guitarist Birelli Lagrene, Lockwood does a credible job.
Wonderful album adroitly mixing modern adaptations inspired by traditional folk melodies from Bretagne, the western-most region of France and ethereal, beautiful sounding original compositions. Any Piano lover will be enchanted Didier Squiban's piano solo albums, 'Molene', 'Rozbras', 'Porz Gwenn' and 'Ballades'. And no doubt many others will be.
Didier Bonin's second private LP . Meditative cosmic electronics , more electronic orientated than first with the long (14:00 min.) track "parti du pli" that was intended for a Ballet performance.
Those who liked "Symphonie de Bretagne" will be able to adore "Symphonie Iroise". Excellent mix of classical, jazz and traditional style to arrange dances, gwerziou, hymns and personal compositions. An extraordinary album that thrills every listen.