The musicians of the Five in Orbit have drunk in the sources of the jazz. They are touched by their vitality and energy. They all have made their own way, have gathered musical and human experiences. Ellington, Mingus, Kirk, Gillespie or Jamal have nourished each of their musicians and have been their sources of inspiration. With this knowledge like starting point, they give an only, collective, luminous and communicative music. Their music travels around the different universes of the members of the group, but its is also a developer of their work in common. This said, just it is necessary to warn yourselves about the Five in Orbit being able to cause secondary effects strongly healthy.
If the quality and naturalness of Five in Orbit's debut album was one of the great revelations in the European jazz of the new century, in its second album, the French-Catalan quintet manages to go even further. Following the line started by Ellington-Mingus-Kirk, their music travels fast on the highway of Jazz, with a capital J, far from niches, imposed thematic restrictions, and derivative styles. The sound of this group -a sound that blends with freshness all languages of jazz- brings us, in “FrEAKS”, an array of new sensations with extremely original textures, arrangements and atmospheres. Never foregoing a constant demand for creativity, the compositions of the Bronner-Brandily-Fossati trio give priority to their most communicative side, and show solid structure, always interesting developments, and a hint of descriptiveness that will carry the listener to other worlds which, as the poet would say, are actually within our own. Ramon Fossati‚s great skill as an instrumentalist really adds to the imaginative prowess of these tunes; his excellent work as a trombonist is complemented by his subtle blowing of conch shells. Not less remarkable is Olivier Brandily‚s excellent work, be it with alto sax, bass clarinet or flutes. Meanwhile, the elegant and inventive pianist Laurent Bronner, who also plays a prepared piano, shines as a soloist while he pushes with strength a remarkable rhythmic section including Nicolas Rageau, double bass, and Luc Isenmann, drums. Finally, double bassist Giulia Valle and saxophonist Mart
"A quintet effervescent and expressionist, but under no circumstances anchored in the past. It is about an invitation to put you into a trance ".
Alex Dutilh, Jazzman (France)
A refreshing, expressionist, stimulating, modern music. And that swings, that swings, that swings...
Patrick Pommier, Jazz Magazine (France)
If the quality and naturalness of Five in Orbit’s debut album was one of the great revelations in the European jazz of the new century, in its second album, the French-Catalan quintet manages to go even further. Following the line started by Ellington-Mingus-Kirk, their music travels fast on the highway of Jazz, with a capital J, far from niches, imposed thematic restrictions, and derivative styles.
Karles Torra, La Vanguardia