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Jacques Demierre: The Well-Measured Piano

Read "The Well-Measured Piano" reviewed by John Eyles

Pianist Jacques Demierre's 2019 must be judged a success because of the release of Willisau (Jazzwerkstatt, 2019) by his new quartet—alongside trio members Urs Leimgruber and Barre Phillips plus new member Thomas Lehn—as well as his first duo album Incunabulum (Herbal Records, 2019) with Hans Koch. By comparison, his solo recording The Well-Measured Piano rather slipped ...


Hans Koch / Jacques Demierre: Incunabulum

Read "Incunabulum" reviewed by John Eyles

Although their discographies are both liberally sprinkled with duo recordings, this album seems to be the first time that the Swiss pair of reed man Hans Koch and keyboardist Jacques Demierre have recorded together as a duo. Both have been members of Insub Meta Orchestra and, for a period, were simultaneously in the ensemble long enough ...


Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre, Barre Phillips, Thomas Lehn: Willisau

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The LDP trio (shorthand for Swiss saxophonist Urs Leimgruber, Swiss pianist Jacques Demierre and American-born bassist Barre Phillips) first came together when they recorded Wing Vane (Les Disques Victo, 2001) which was followed-up with LDP—Cologne (Psi, 2005), an early use of the trio's abbreviated name. Subsequent LDP releases have come every three or four years, all ...

Urs Leimgruber: Chicago Solo, Albeit, Willisau, Aurona Arona

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Urs LeimgruberChicago SoloLeo2010 Urs LeimgruberAlbeitJazzwerkstatt2010 OMWillisauIntakt2010 EmberAurona AronaCreative Sources2010 Swiss saxophonist Urs Leimgruber has ...


Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville: Day 4 - May 23, 2010

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Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Festival International Musique Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 23, 2010 Sunday afternoon was relegated to sounds of the European persuasion. Jacques Demierre's and Urs Leimgruber's Six opened the day, and The Trondheim Orchestra under Kim Myhr followed. As much ...


Jacques Demierre: One Is Land

Read "One Is Land" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Lo yin e lo yang, il pieno e il vuoto, il silenzio e il rumore, il furore e la quiete, la mente e lo stomaco. Sono queste le reazioni scatenate dall'ascolto di One Is Land, ultima fatica del pianista svizzero Jacques Demierre, prodotta da Creative Sources Recordings, etichetta portoghese specializzata nella musica sperimentale, d'avanguardia e radicale. ...


The many sides of pianist Jacques Demierre: solo, duo and trio

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Swiss pianist Jacques Demierre (born Geneva, 1954) works in jazz, improvised music, contemporary music and sound installations, as well as composing for concerts, theater and dance. If all that was not enough, he is also a freelance music writer, writing for Contrechamps, which focuses on twentieth century music. For a musician of his stature, Demierre has ...


Jacques Demierre - Barry Guy - Lucas Niggli: Brainforest

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Quello composto dal pianista Jacques Demierre, dal contrabbassista Barry Guy e dalle percussioni di Lucas Niggli è un trio che già da qualche anno esplora con convinzione il linguaggio della libera improvvisazione. Le sette composizioni spontanee che confluiscono in Brainforest - disco che prende il nome [e con lui i titoli dei singoli brani] da un ...


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