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Yannick Rieu:

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The thrust of many recent jazz recordings has been to play fast and loud, pushing the limits of the music. But creativity also runs in the slower lanes, as on “I" Is Memory . Saxophonist Yannick Rieu was noted by Downbeat magazine in 1998 as one of the most promising new saxophonists, along with Branford Marsalis and Joe Lovano; Rieu has earned acclaim and respect with his recordings and performances in France, Canada, and the United States.

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Yannick Rieu: Little Zab

Read "Little Zab" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Yannick Rieu is a gifted young tenor saxophonist from north of the border, who has just released this very nice record on the new Effendi label, entitled Little Zab. This, his fourth CD as a leader, spotlights Rieu in different configurations featuring a set of standards and originals. Most of the cuts are quiet ballads that are either performed as duets, or in a trio format. Rieu studied at music conservatories in Quebec and Montreal, and has played with such ...


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