Kari Ikonen & Louis Sclavis
A solo by the Finnish pianist Kari Ikonen who will cultivate a personal style inspired by Arabic scales (maqâmat), the history of jazz, and the work of the painter Vassily Kand. In the second part, we will find the clarinetist Louis Sclavis who will share the stage with Kari Ikonen for a flamboyant duo.
The Finnish pianist Kari Ikonen has made a name for himself on the European scene but remains little known in France. He was recently heard in the Orchestra Nazionale della Luna, a quartet he co-leads with Belgian saxophonist Manuel Hermia, along with Sébastien Boisseau on double bass and Teun Verbruggen on drums. In his solo, […]Read more
Louis Sclavis embodies the aspirations and ambitions of a generation that came to music in the wake of free jazz and its acclimatization in France by musicians claiming their desire for aesthetic autonomy and new practices. The flamboyant clarinetist tells:I played several times with Kari in Finland on his invitation. I discovered his mastery of […]Read more