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Newtopia Project - Suite Elegiaque

Release Date: 12/31/2007 
Label:  Zig Zag   Catalog #: 61103  
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Although he has been a notable presence on the jazz scene for some years now, Raphaël Imbert waited until the age of thirty-two before taking the step of recording his first CD. He chose Zig-Zag Terrotoires, a classical label well known for its ecclecticism which ranges from the Middle Ages to contemporary music and the Indian classical repertory (Pandit Ram Narayan), as the appropriate launching pad for his personal approach to jazz. On the occasion of John Zorn's recent Marciac concert, Raphaël Imbert wrote a piece for the 'Rebonds' page of the newspaper Libération, calling on modern jazz to abandon its ivory tower: 'One observes the inexorable drift of an artistic domain disconnected from the philosophical, aesthetic, Read more political, and spiritual urgencies which are currently debated in the other cultural disciplines, and keep them in touch with the world and its evolution.' Read less

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