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Sylvie Courvoisier: Chimaera

Read "Chimaera" reviewed by John Sharpe


Even though pianist Sylvie Courvoisier has bassist Drew Gress and drummer Kenny Wollesen on hand for Chimaera, the six-piece band is a long way from being merely the storied threesome, which made Double Windsor (Tzadik, 2014), D'Agala (Intakt, 2018) and Free Hoops (Intakt, 2020), plus added guests. As she explains in the liners, ...

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D'Agala

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Imprint Double; Bourgeois’s Spider; Eclats for Ornette; Simone; Pierino Porcospino; D’Agala; Circumbent; Fly Whisk; South Side Rules.

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Sylvie Courvoisier: D'Agala

Read "D'Agala" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Boldly innovative pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and her trio, on the brilliant and emotive D'Agala, interpret nine intimate and impressionistic musical tributes. Each original composition is intricately constructed around motifs inspired by the individual dedicatee and has plenty of room within it for spontaneous expression. For insitance, “Bourgeois's Spider (for Louise Bourgeois)" invokes the famous ...

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Sylvie Courvoisier: D'Agala

Read "D'Agala" reviewed by John Sharpe


Swiss-born, NYC-based pianist Sylvie Courvoisier reconvenes the crew which waxed the wonderful Double Windsor (Tzadik, 2014) for equally rewarding results. As one of the most highly sought after improvisers on the New York scene, Courvoisier has been able to pick her collaborators from the cream, making particularly adept choices in bassist Drew Gress and drummer Kenny ...

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Sylvie Courvoisier: D'Agala

Read "D'Agala" reviewed by Mark Corroto


If you have a pigeonhole into which you would like to place pianist Sylvie Courvoisier's music, maybe stop reading right now. The Swiss-born, now twenty-year native of New York, apportions her many talents to multiple ensembles and musical styles--solo to large ensemble, chamber works, Downtown jazz, flamenco, European classical and improvisation. Needless to say, stagnant is ...

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Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: D'Agala

Read "D'Agala" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Swiss-born pianist Sylvie Courvoisier has spent close to twenty years in the states honing her distinctive approach to classically-inflected jazz improvisation. Along the way she's worked with a who's-who of leading-edge musicians, including veterans like John Zorn, Evan Parker and Ellery Eskelin, but also the younger generation of avant-gardists such as Mary Halvorson and Nate Wooley. ...


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