Après « Les Âmes perdues », Christophe Panzani, saxophoniste parmi les plus demandés de l’Hexagone (Anne Paceo, Hocus Pocus, Thiefs, The Drops…), poursuit sa quête musicale en explorant les possibilités d’alliage entre piano et saxophone ténor. Ouvrant de manière inédite le spectre sonore dans le jazz en recourant à des accordages de sons anciens, cette série de duos compose un disque hors norme, qui interroge l’origine de l’émotion musicale et brouille de manière surprenante nos repères familiers. Des rencontres avec les pianistes Yonathan Avishai, BIGYUKI, Edouard Ferlet, Eric Legnini, Leonardo Montana, Yael Naim, Tony Paeleman, Guillaume Poncelet, en duo, trio à quatre mains ou à deux pianos.
A follow-up to his first album “Les Âmes perdues”, Christophe Panzani—one of France’s most on demand saxophonists (heard with drummer Anne Paceo, the bands Hocus Pocus, Thiefs, The Drops…)— continues his musical quest in exploring the possibilities of combining the sound of his tenor saxophone to the piano. Opening the sound spectrum of jazz in a very unusual way, he uses in this album ancient ways of tuning the piano, in a series of duets and trios, which questions the origin of musical emotions and surprisingly blurs our familiar landmarks. The nine tracks have been recorded over a few months in various places, on different instruments, with an amazing cast of talented pianists, from ECM-recording artist Yonathan Avishai to the pop-singer turned pianist Yael Naim, including keyboard electronic-influenced NYC wizard BIGYUKI, Edouard Ferlet (known for his reworking of Bach music), Eric Legnini (one of France’s finest jazz pianist), Brazilian-born Leonardo Montana, Tony Paeleman (from Vincent Peirani’s band) and Guillaume Poncelet (a frequent collaborator of Gaël Faye).
released November 8, 2019
Christophe Panzani (saxophone ténor) avec, suivant les plages, Yonathan Avishai, BIGYUKI, Edouard Ferlet, Eric Legnini, Leonardo Montana, Yael Naim, Tony Paeleman, Guillaume Poncelet (piano)
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tony Paeleman.
Christophe Panzani élu "Révélation" aux Victoires du Jazz 2020.
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Standard playing at it's best! Those three musicians manage to take jazz standards into 21st century, I really like the arrangements. I'm also impressed, how Francois Moutin manages to give his bass a very strong voice in this powerful setup. It's really fun to listen to this music! Florian Arbenz