Francois Raulin Trio: Trois Plans Sur La Comete (2002)
On “Soho,” the artistes generate stunning imagery thanks to a series of boiling undercurrents where Corneloup simply ravages his baritone sax as his associates pursue a shroud of uncertainty! “Ressords” features Comeloup’s angular attack and gritty tone, while Raulin responds to the saxophonist’s jagged statements with nicely timed chord clusters. The musicians meld romantic notions with frisky interplay, although they successfully attain an equilibrium that bridges the gap between classical-like austerity and controlled mayhem. And whether the music appears to be introspective or playful, the instrumentalists cover quite a bit of terrain with their immensely optimistic demeanor. Recommended!!
Track Listing: 1.L.S. Drive 2.Soho 3.Chant 4.Calligraphes 5.Trois Plans Sur La Comete 6.Ressords 7.Les Graines 8.Leopold Danse 9.Song For Olme 10.Zappels 11.En Bateau Dans La Foret 12.Hello Georges 13.Legere Houle
Personnel: Francois Raulin: piano
Record Label: Hat Hut Records
Style: Modern Jazz