REVISITING AFRIQUE OF COUNT BASIE & OLIVER NESLON 


vendredi 06 septembre 2019


21h
ouverture de la billetterie 20h30

REVISITING AFRIQUE OF COUNT BASIE & OLIVER NESLON 

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This duo is about a third-type encounter. Think of a pair of saxophones/drums that set out to climb one of the last peaks of Count Basie's great orchestra, engraved in the winter of his career in December 1970. On paper, the case seems complicated.

In terms of music, it's another matter, because it's more than just a formal transposition, it's a complete re-appropriation of a repertoire composed mostly by the chief arranger Oliver Nelson. The latter had the good taste to add Gabor Szabo's stunning Gyspy Queen, and two tenor compositions of the time: Albert Ayler's Love Flower and, as a superlative conclusion, Pharoah Sanders' Japan.

Between Lionel Martin, a saxophonist with a telluric tendency, a breath irrigated by years of frequenting the back alleys of punk jazz, and Sangoma Everett, a drummer all in polyrhythmic elegance, chopsticks soaked in the great tradition he has experienced with Clifford Jordan as well as Dizzy Gillespie, Memphis Slim and Eddy Louiss, what do they have in common? Many things, if we do not limit ourselves to appearances alone, starting with an opening on the world of music, that their respective paths tell. This plural of the suggestive is found in this album which plays on their respective singularities. Jacques Denis

With :
Lionel Martin : Saxophone | Sangoma Everett : Drums