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Vincent Peirani

Living Being - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9584-2
  • Barcode: 614427958426
  • German Release: 30/01/2015
  • Genre: World Jazz, Jazz, French Jazz

Accordionist Vincent Peirani is THE new voice of his instrument. In rapid succession he has won the Prix Django d’Or and the Victoires du Jazz in France and was elected “Artist of the Year” by the French “Jazz Magazine”. In Germany he just won the ECHO Jazz award. After purely acoustic projects to date, “Living Being” is a creation of what one might call Peirani’s “Electric Band”. In addition to his sheer inexhaustible versatility and unbounded musicality, the album also reflects most of all the varying influences of his band members: Emile Parisien, again shines as a virtuoso of modern jazz; Julien Herne comes from the R’n’B and hip-hop scene; Yoann Serra is just as at home in the jazz tradition as he is in electronic music; and Tony Paeleman has his roots in the French pop scene. And so it is that the new album adds yet another vibrant facet to an already peerlessly varied artist’s profile.

CD € 17,50



“Vincent Peirani breaks new ground for his instrument” (The Observer). With his new album Living Being, the French accordionist is redefining his instrument for the 21st Century.Vincent Peirani is one of European Jazz’s rising stars: In 2014 he received the prestigious Victoires du Jazz award as “jazz artist of the year” in his home country and won the German ECHO Jazz award. Part of a growing generation of young jazz musicians who were educated in classical music but grew up listening to and playing everything from rock and pop to electronic music, Peirani has carved out a reputation as one of the most innovative and genre-defying composer/players working today.As Peirani explains, "For me, this is the future of jazz: Today, musicians have access to every conceivable form of music anytime via the Internet. Traveling is easier, so...

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Vincent Peirani / accordion & voice (02)
Emile Parisien / soprano & tenor saxophone (05)
Tony Paeleman / fender rhodes & effects
Julien Herné / electric bass & effects
Yoann Serra / drums


Recording Information

Music composed by Vincent Peirani unless otherwise noted

Produced by Vincent Peirani & Axel Matignon
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch

Recorded by Jean Paul Gonnod, June 15 - 18, 2014 at Studio de Meudon, France
Mixed by Jean Paul Gonnod at Studio des Variétés
Mastered by Götz-Michael Rieth at eastside mastering studios

Cover art by Manfred Bockelmann