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“Misere et Cordes” signifies a quartet of French guitarists who cleverly meld an amalgamation of electro/acoustic-based discordant musings with experimental inclinations that often parallels some of the work brought to fruition by guitarist, Derek Bailey and others of note. Here, Pascal Battus performs on “surrounded” guitar, which encompasses amplified percussion, e-bow, radio and electronics, whereas Emmanuel Petit utilizes the acoustic and Dominique Repecaud handles electric guitar duties while Camel Zekri multitasks between classical guitar and various electronics. Throughout, the artists’ provide the willing listener with subtle inflections, oscillating countercurrents, bizarre sounds, brazenly executed crunch chords, alien soundscapes and interactive exchanges. However, the band does maintain an abstract sense of rhythm and flow amid the respective musicians’ nimble picking and fluent developments. Meanwhile, the quartet also elicits lucid imagery of mechanical gears grinding away, galloping horses, and dripping water atop fragmented or at times, disfigured micro and minimalist style themes. Essentially, “Au Ni Kita” makes for a curiously interesting endeavor.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com