RogueArt

How dare we spend so much valuable energy answering such questions as "What is Jazz?".

WILLIAM PARKER , SOUND JOURNALSOUND JOURNAL

JUST LISTEN!

“Irresistibly seductive while the improvisations flee the affected poetic style and take a malicious pleasure in thwarting the discourse.”


Michel Edelin: flute, alto flute alto, bass flute
Jacques Di Donato: bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Jean-Jacques Avenel: double bass
Simon Goubert: drums


Simon's Bubbles (4:53)
Danse avec l'Ours (4:49)
Old and Beautiful Story (6:45)
Tristezza Della Diva (4:10)
Le Chat et la Souris (2:00)
Errance Carminée (6:18)
Jet Lag (5:50)
Tales of Seven Lizards (5:09)
Bailes de Tango (4:25)
Witches (4:18 ) Play Black Snow (4:01)

Recorded by Laurent Codoul on May 26th and 27th 2011 at La Muse en Circuit, Alfortville, France
Mixing and mastering: Laurent Codoul
Liner notes: Bernard Aimé
Photographs: Michel Vonlanthen
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

…The accent is put on the song, on melodic fluidity and rhythmic scansion, on the exactness of the narrative architecture, and one always keeps a respectful distance with large lyrical effusions and the emphatic expression of emotions. Michel Edelin, Jacques Di Donato, Jean-Jacques Avenel et Simon Goubert know how to calculate their phrases, sometimes as far as ellipse, they know how to delicately retie them, to proceed by allusions, sudden cuts, amused ruptures, leaps, tensions, parenthesis. One reaches an instant plenitude («A line, a few summary vibrations, and everything becomes clear», as Mallarmé wrote) irresistably seductive while, paradoxically, the improvisations flee the affected poetic style and take a malicious pleasure in thwarting the discourse which, by the rhythm and range would ring too pure, too beautiful… Bernard Aimé, extrait des notes de pochette

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