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Jean-Michel Pilc

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Born in 1960 in Paris, now an American citizen, self-taught pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous jazz giants: Roy Haynes, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Rick Margitza, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett, Lenny White, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie, Mingus Dynasty & Big Band, Lew Soloff, Richard Bona etc. He has also worked with Harry Belafonte, as his musical director and pianist, and has performed a duet with the legendary opera singer Jessye Norman. Jean-Michel moved to New York City in 1995. There, he formed a trio with François Moutin (bass) and Ari Hoenig (drums)

Album

Contradictio

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Meniña; You and the Night and the Music; Ontology; Contradictio; Someday My Monk Will Come; But Not for Me; Soul and Body; Out of Nowhere; Galicia; Ontology (duo).

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Article: Album Review

Xose Miguelez: Contradictio

Read "Contradictio" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Galician composer and saxophonist Xose Miguelez has established himself as a mainstay of the international jazz scene. His superb second release as leader, Contradictio, showcases his talents to the full. A taut quartet session, it consists of inventive originals and clever arrangements of standards. Well- versed in bop and his own ethnic music, Miguelez excitingly fuses ...

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Meniña

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 06:39

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Article: Album Review

Fred Hersch: Breath By Breath

Read "Breath By Breath" reviewed by John Chacona


Why is Fred Hersch not sufficiently mentioned among the great jazz pianists? It could be a generational thing. At 66, Hersch is an eminent tweener, too old to qualify as the Hot New Thing and too young to be an Elder Statesman. He's in good company there with fellow sexagenarians Myra Melford, Satoko Fujii, Uri Caine, ...

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Lune de miel

Featuring the music of Mireille Boily
Duration: 1:07

Jazz En Rafale Live presents Montreal-based and internationally acclaimed vocalist Mireille Boily with Jean-Michel Pilc (piano), Érik Hove (saxophone), Rémi-Jean Leblanc (bass) and Louis-Vincent Hamel (drums) from Les Studios Piccolo. Purchase tickets to the on demand version here. Jazz En Rafale runs from October 9 to December 18, so check here for upcoming shows.
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Article: Profile

The 55 Bar: Music and Stories

Read "The 55 Bar: Music and Stories" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


All About Jazz celebrates the iconic 55 Bar and the essential role it plays as an establishment where bands are born and sounds shaped over time thanks to its longstanding commitment to jazz. Adored by patrons and musicians since the '80s, the 55 Bar has faced difficult economic challenges during the pandemic and as a result, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The 55 Bar Mixtape

Read "The 55 Bar Mixtape" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


All About Jazz celebrates the iconic 55 Bar and the essential role it plays as an establishment where bands are born and sounds shaped over time thanks to its longstanding commitment to jazz. Adored by patrons and musicians since the '80s, the 55 Bar has faced difficult economic challenges during the pandemic and as a result, ...

Album

Dressed in a Song

Label: JWAL Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Dressed In A Song (Taylor Eigsti: piano); You Go To My Head (Jim Ridl: piano); The Last Muse (Obed Calvaire: percussion; Becca Stevens vocals; Ben Wolfe: bass; Julius Rodriguez: piano); What The World Needs Now (Orrin Evans: piano); Brother John (Marc Cary: piano); Can It Be Done? (Jean Michel Pilc: piano); All Through The Night.

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Article: Album Review

Sam Newsome: Chaos Theory

Read "Chaos Theory" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Grande specialista del sax soprano, Sam Newsome è anche uno sperimentatore dello strumento, con all'attivo tre album in solitudine nei quali documenta gli esiti della sua ricerca—peraltro valorizzata anche in altri lavori, per esempio Magic Circle, in duo con Jean-Michel Pilc. Qui presenta il quarto, nel quale “prepara" in molti modi il sax: aggiungendovi campanelli e ...


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