"This marvellous piano-doublebass duo flows from an alchemy of righteousness. Rarely has such cohesion been achieved, except by the great classical masters of the field: Duke Ellington and Jimmy Blanton, Bill Evans et Scott LaFaro. The play of parallels leads to a work of incomparable depth, born in an atmosphere of inner contemplation.” 12/03/2008 Marc Danval, Le Soir Magazine
"...Whereas the playing of Collard-Neven is nothing but subtlety, the unswerving rhytmic basis and the heartwarming sound of Rassinfosse’s doublebass give it an incredibly reassuring almost physical presence. In a nutshell, one feels good when listening to this music, and that is something" *** JAZZMAN
"They hadRead more recorded 'Regency’s Nights' in the fall of 2006, here they are – the veteran jazzman and the classical defector- in a second even more atypical album, reaching farther afield into each musician’s core and relying all the more on friendship’s intuitions in order to create a common musical language.(...)" ** La Libre Belgique
"The encounter between a doublebass jazz player and a classical pianist produces gems. This second harvest draws attention to Collard-Neven’s talent as a composer and tightens the duo’s bonds with its classical influences (...) Elegance, tenderness and smiles bring sparks into this intimate dialogue." *** Le Soir
Imagine the Empire Concert Hall of the Brussels Royal Conservatory by night. On stage, a huge man appears, carrying a splendid Vuillaume that is as tall as he is. With this splendid double-bass, he has taken part to Chet Baker's marvelous last recordings, and for 30 years has been a pillar of the Belgian jazz scene. Here is also a younger pianist, sitting in front of a Grand Steinway. He does not belong to the same family : he's a familiar sight in many great contemporary music festivals, that always trust him for performing unplayable sonata's or creating new works. But this meeting does not owe much to hazard. Rassinfosse and Collard-Neven found themselves a common love for sound, for letting fantasy dominate the proceedings, and for musical conversation. So music comes. From Le Clan des Siciliens to Chico Buarque, this CD shows two marvelous musicians in freedom, whose personal compositions come from the heart and go to the spirit. No jazz, no ni classic, but new ways based on mastery and imagination. A great encounter for Fuga Libera's microphones. Read less
Works on This Recording
Le clan des siciliens: Excerpt(s)by Ennio Morricone Performer:
Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (Double Bass),
Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven (Piano)
Period: 20th Century Written: 1969
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