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Album Review

Atlantico: A Stovepipe Hat Made From Silk

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This album by the European/American quartet Atlantico co-led by French jazz pianist Sebastien Paindestre and U.S. reed and woodwind player Dave Schroeder completes the band's planned triptych, following New Easter Island (La Fabrica'son, 2019). For this sequel they are joined by acoustic bassist Mike Richmond (replacing Martin Wind) and drummer John Hadfield (replacing Billy Drummond). Tenor saxophonist Billy Drewes (who had played on one track on the last outing) guests on four tracks, expanding the group to a quintet.

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Album Review

Atlantico: New Easter Island

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Atlantico is co-lead by French jazz pianist Sebastien Paindestre and U.S. reed and woodwind player Dave Schroeder. They made their recorded debut with En Rouge (La Fabrica'son, 2016). On this sequel--the second in a planned triptych--they are again joined by acoustic bassist Martin Wind and drummer Billy Drummond, along with two guests. Schroeder's “The House That John Built" starts things off with a challenging nod to John Coltrane's “Giant Steps," with the help of guest soprano saxophonist Billy ...

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Album Review

Sébastien Paindestre Trio: Paris

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French pianist Sébastien Paindestre--last heard on the French/American quartet Atlantico's En Rouge (La Fabrica'son, 2016)--leads his own trio in a mostly-original program. The liner notes credit a Fender Rhodes technician, and the opener “Scottish Folk Song" (by Walt Weiskopf) shows why. After introducing the tune on acoustic piano with double bassist Jean-Claude Oleksiak and drummer Antoine Paganotti (with the pastoral sound promised by the title) the Rhodes makes a dramatic entry with a distorted, highly electronic sound. It's very distinctive, ...

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Album Review

Atlantico: En Rouge

Read "En Rouge" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Atlantico is a new band co-lead by French jazz pianist Sébastien Paindestre and U.S. reed and woodwind player Dave Schroeder (each contributes four compositions). Paindestre and Schroeder met in NYU Paris in 2012 during recording for the TV show “jazz rendez-vous" where they played together for the first time. In 2014 they reconvened in New York to record, joined by the stellar rhythm section of Martin Wind (double bass) and Billy Drummond (drums). The session kicks off with ...


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