Jazz Articles | Future

LIVE REVIEWS

38th International Jazzfestival Saalfelden

Read "38th International Jazzfestival Saalfelden" reviewed by

International Jazzfestival of Saalfelden Saalfelden, AustriaAugust 24-27, 2017 Once again, set against the amazing backdrop of the Austrian Alps, the International Jazzfestival of Saalfelden offered a unique perspective on the most adventurous jazz from around the world, as it does since its inception in the 1970s. It is no coincidence that its rich programme (37 performances in 4 days), as well as the local warm hospitality, keep attracting promoters, critics and a very diverse ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eve Risser / Benjamin Duboc / Edward Perraud: En Corps Generation

Read "En Corps Generation" reviewed by

The eponymous debut En Corps (Dark Tree, 2012) by the French triumvirate of pianist Eve Risser, bassist Benjamin Duboc and drummer Edward Perraud made several year-end lists, and Génération belongs in the same category. Les Deux Versants Se Regardent (Clean Feed, 2016) by Risser's White Desert Orchestra revealed her as a composer of note, as well as an innovative pianist, who resides in a line of explorers who have furthered John Cage's preparations for piano, such as Benoit Delbecq and ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra: Les Deux Versants Se Regardent

Read "Les Deux Versants Se Regardent" reviewed by

Known for her adventurous approach to her instrument, French pianist Eve Risser takes a correspondingly maverick attitude to her first leadership vehicle, the White Desert Orchestra. Not that the two styles are in any way analogous. Rather Risser melds and translates disparate concepts into offbeat constructs which span jazz, improvisation, rock and contemporary classical, but remain beyond genre. Both the name of the ensemble and the cover images hint at the stimulation she draws from iconic landscapes in the western ...

EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra: Les Deux Versants Se Regardent

Read "Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra: Les Deux Versants Se Regardent" reviewed by

Space in jazz, in the musical rather than the science fiction sense, is a difficult thing to pull off effectively. Miles Davis may well have said “don't play what's there, play what's not there" but Mr Davis said a lot of things including “if you don't know what to play, play nothing." Its like talking quietly--if you want people to make the effort to listen what you do have to say, then what you venture had better be good. You ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eve Risser / Benjamin Duboc / Edward Perraud: En Corps

Read "En Corps" reviewed by

This magnificent French trio is comprised of three promising and yet underrated young musicians-- experimental pianist Eve Risser, an explorer of paradoxical piano sounds and a member of the French-Swedish-German musicians collective Umlaut, the band The New Sounds and the duo Donkey Monkey; likeminded prolific bassist Benjamin Duboc, whose activity encompasses free improvisation, free jazz and music for dance and films; prolific drummer Edward Perraud, leader of a few outfits, member of Das Kapital and collaborator with free improvisers such ...


Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY IT!  

Support our sponsor

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.