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Louis Sclavis: L'imparfait des langues

Read "L'imparfait des langues" reviewed by Budd Kopman

L'imparfait des langues represents an attempt by reedman Louis Sclavis to challenge himself compositionally by incorporating new features into his working musical vocabulary while increasing the level of unpredictability.

The resulting work is, perhaps surprisingly, the closest thing to a “jazz" album that he has produced. While encouraging change, Sclavis nevertheless has a ...

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Louis Sclavis: L'imparfait des langues

Read "L'imparfait des langues" reviewed by John Kelman

Music has long been considered a universal language, with a syntactical potential as broad as the artists who create it. While it's not always easy to articulate in non-musical terms, it's the specific way concept is translated into sound that distinguishes any artist. Clarinetist/saxophonist Louis Sclavis has yet to record two albums for ECM with the ...

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Louis Sclavis: L'imparfait des langues

Read "L'imparfait des langues" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Caratteristica opera di Louis Sclavis, questo L'imparfait des langue mette però anche in evidenza lo spirito di ricerca e di ridiscussione con cui il grande musicista francese si muove da sempre nel suo percorso artistico. Dopo alcuni anni durante i quali Sclavis ha sviluppato la propria poetica all'interno di un gruppo pressoché stabile sia nell'organico strumentale che nei protagonisti, ...