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Julien Lourau: Quartet Saigon

Read "Quartet Saigon" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Marseilles-based saxophonist Julien Lourau brought Quartet Saigon together in 2007, and both the group and album are named for the city where they made their debut performance: Saigon, Vietnam. Quartet Saigon is an inventive and intelligent album and shows that a classic four-piece with talent and imagination can still create original tunes. The album consists mainly of original compositions, with the exception of one standard, the closing “A House is Not a Home." The Burt Bacharach/Hal David ...

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Julien Lourau: The Rise

Read "The Rise" reviewed by Carlos Silva


I first heard Julien Lourau on Abbey Lincoln's Who Used to Dance. He played this tenor pocket solo a la Coltrane that immediately connected me not to his roots, but to his possibilities as a saxophonist. He was about to achieve a voice of his own. Thereafter I found him on Henri Texier's Mad Nomad(s). Texier called his septet Sonjal, meaning “to think, to imagine, to muse, to dream," in Breton. So Lourau seemed a young promise of French jazz. ...


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