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by Geannine Reid
Alexis Valet is a vibraphonist making a name for himself in the French jazz scene as an accomplished sideman with the Xavier Belin Quartet, Shauli Einav Quintet, Joachim Govin Sextet, and most importantly, as a leader. His compositions draw their insight from contemporary jazz, hip hop, free jazz, and electronica while keeping a strong footing in the jazz tradition. Valet presents a captivating album with Explorers. Filled with contemporary jazz, the sound is driven by a sense of invention and ...read more