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Front cover of the album HOPETOWN
Single CD - ROG-0094
15,00 €

CLAUDIA SOLAL - BENOÎT DELBECQ

HOPETOWN

Benoît Delbecq
Claudia Solal

“A matchless voice, an outstanding pianist, singular lyrics and music, a unique duo!”


Claudia Solal: vocal
Benoît Delbecq: piano


ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

JANUARY 18th 2020, 8:30 pm
FESTIVAL SONS D'HIVER
Auditorium Jean-Pierre Miquel
98, rue de Fontenay, Vincennes, FR


Inner Otherness (3:59 ) Play Burning Green (3:35)
Low Voltage (4:51)
Euphoria (4:30)
No Sake Tonight (5:01)
How Strange the Moon Seems (3:37)
Winter Garden (4:20)
Ultimate Embrace (3:26)
In the Small of my Back (4:42)

All compositions by Claudia Solal and Benoît Delbecq
All lyrics by Claudia Solal


Recorded on March 2018 by Benoît Delbecq at PlushSpace/Bureau de Son, Paris, France
Mixing: Benoît Delbecq at PlushSpace/Bureau de Son, Paris, France
Mastering: Benoît Delbecq and Klaus Scheuermann
Liner notes: Kevin Le Gendre
Photograph: Tatiana Chevalier
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon

Executive producer: Michel Dorbon
 

Like any modern artists aware of their predecessors Solal and Delbecq are provocative echoes of the past. Rather than comparing their work to that of masterly duos it might be more interesting to see them as a link in a chain of imaginary encounters. Think Abbey Lincoln and Myra Melford, or Sidsel Endresen and Mal Waldron, or Laurie Anderson and Anthony Davis. All the aforementioned were driven by no-compromise creativity and sense of purpose. Solal and Delbecq have found their own seats in this virtual pantheon. Yet Hopetown remains as real a space as one may dare to enter. Kevin Le Gendre, excerts from the liner notes

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