The David Enhco Quartet is a freedom-loving quartet, and while claiming to be jazz, is moving away from its traditions and frameworks. For it is not enough to be free to have assumed the influences of European free-jazz: freedom is not locked into any canon. This adventurous album invites us to explore a freedom that is invented and renewed along the way.
There is a taste for risk: never take a structure as an installation, but allow yourself to digress, to branch off, to be surprised. It is also a way of saying music with a goldsmith’s imagination, far from the facilities that have proven themselves.
There is in the writing of the pieces – even if it is elaborate, sometimes virtuoso – the humility of ideas that know that playing together will take them further, elsewhere.
Above all, there is this playing together. An art of chamber musicians in which the solos emanate spontaneously from the collective, without ever disassociating themselves from it.
A game as children know how to play: a paradoxical alchemy where lightness and gravity merge.