Emile Parisien
Sfumato live in Marciac

VÖ: 29.06.2018

Genre: Saxophone Jazz, Live Alben


ACT 6021-2, 614427602121
Emile Parisien / soprano saxophone
Joachim Kühn / piano
Manu Codjia / guitar
Simon Tailleu / double bass
Mário Costa / drums

Wynton Marsalis / trumpet
Vincent Peirani / accordion
Michel Portal / clarinet

Recorded live in concert by Nicolas Djemane at Jazz in Marciac on August 8th, 2017

Mixed by Boris Darley in April 2017
Mastering by Klaus Scheuermann

Produced by Emile Parisien

Video editing by Alice Fave & Nicolas Lecart
Cameras: Florence Pradalier, Cedric Alliot, Ugo Gillino & Mathias Touzeris
Audiovisual director: Jean Marc Birraux
DVD authoring by Platin Media Productions

Cover art by Chen Ruo Bing, untitled, 2016, ACT Art Collection

Unforgettably immortalised on CD & DVD: Parisien's Sfumato concert at Jazz in Marciac on 8 August 2017, where his quintet was expanded to include prominent guests: US trumpet star Wynton Marsalis, French jazz legend Michel Portal and Parisien's long-time duo partner Vincent Peirani. Multi-layered, innovative and experimental, charged with tension and eruptive, yet firmly anchored on the ground of jazz, "Sfumato live in Marciac" bristles with playfulness and improvisational adventures. And is thus a powerful plea for the magic of jazz played live.

Emile Parisien
Vital, curious and progressive, the French scene is setting important milestones for the development of contemporary European jazz. Despite all its openness to musical cultures, genres and currents, it has never lost its grip on the ground.Progress on the feet of its own tradition characterises France's jazz and the saxophonist Emile Parisien is one of its protagonists: a jazz visionary with one foot in the past and his gaze far ahead. This makes him the "best newcomer to European jazz in a long time" (Le Monde), who should be given "undivided attention" (Norddeutscher Rundfunk). Parisien's musical coordinates are broadly defined, from the folkloric tradition of his homeland to the compositional strategies of new music to the melodic and harmonic abstraction of free jazz. The special quality of this broad musical field lies in the naturalness with which it is explored. Nothing in Parisien's music seems calculated or forced. Instead, the genre characteristics flow into one another in his music in an unstrained, light-hearted way and without conceptual protection.The result sounds furious and is great listening fun in many facets: from provocative-anarchic to rousing-swinging. Anyone who has ever experienced the lively Frenchman live on stage knows that he lives jazz with heart and soul. Authenticity and honesty resonate in every note. Awards were not long in coming: Parisien was awarded the two most important jazz prizes in France, the "Prix Django Reinhard 2012" and the "Victoires du Jazz 2014", as Artist of the Year. In Germany, he received the ECHO Jazz 2015 in the category "Best International Ensemble", for the rousing duo with his musical alter ego and close friend, the accordionist Vincent Peirani.
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