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Philippe Coignet: The Fusion of Paris, Rio, and New York

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A thirteen-piece ensemble ensconced in the immersion of three unique and divergent cultures is enough to get your attention. Veteran musician Philippe Coignet [pictured above with saxophonist Sulaiman Hakim, on the right] set out to do just that, skillfully fusing the rhythms, harmonic structures, and variant melodicism of Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and New York City. The French guitarist, composer, and arranger let us in on the many-faceted process of creating this highly dense, and highly spirited creation.

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Album Review

EHA: Paris Rio New York

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French guitarist's Philippe Coignet's new ensemble recording is like that of a well-rooted tree with many powerful branches reaching out uniquely, but collectively connecting back to its inner core. EHA (pronounced as a long A-ha) is comprised of a five-part nucleus with several worldly guest stars. In addition to Coignet, the quintet features fellow Frenchman Damien Schmitt on drums, bassist Michel Alibo from Martinique, pianist Leandro Aconcha from Switzerland, and Brazilian saxophonist Cacau de Queiroz. Eleven distinctly original ...


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