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The Weight of Light

Label: Pyroclastic Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Loop of Chicago; Dripping Stones; Family Trees; Chemin sur le crest; Au fil de la parole; Anamorphoses; Havn en Havre; Pair et impair; Broken World.

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Anamorphoses

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Label: Pyroclastic Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 7:40

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Benoit Delbecq: The Weight of Light

Read "The Weight of Light" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


The concept of light having weight may seem unusual but in listening to this solo set by pianist Benoit Delbecq, the idea starts to make sense. His style of playing mixes feathery improvisations with clanking rhythms that bring a feeling of mass and density to his work. Delbecq uses a lot of prepared piano ...

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Benoit Delbecq: The Weight of Light

Read "The Weight of Light" reviewed by John Sharpe


French pianist Benoit Delbecq has become one of the leading exponents of the John Cage-inspired school of prepared piano in the jazz and improvised music arena. So much so that Canadian pianist Kris Davis received a grant to study extended piano techniques with him early in her career, and has since performed with him in duet. ...

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Benoit Delbecq: The Weight of Light

Read "The Weight of Light" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Parisian pianist & composer Benoît Delbecq has not recorded a solo album in more than a decade. His collaborations are with impressive company including Tim Berne, Tom Rainey, Lotte Anker, Mark Turner, Steve Argüelles, Gerald Cleaver, Marc Ducret, Gerry Hemingway, Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum, and Kris Davis. It is Davis' Pyroclastic Records that Delbecq calls ...

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Benoit Delbecq: The Weight Of Light

Read "The Weight Of Light" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The experience of sound can incite ruminations on the laws of physics, on geometrics, time, space and spirituality. The music on pianist Benoit Debecq's The Weight Of Light--his first solo recording in more than a decade--does just that. It also conjures images of the shape of the African continent that birthed a jumble of rhythmic designs. ...

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Benoit Delbecq: The Weight of Light

Read "The Weight of Light" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Sperimentatore sulla tastiera e sul pentagramma, in equilibro tra il jazz e la contemporanea, il francese Benoit Delbecq è un vero maestro del pianoforte preparato, che ha più volte proposto sia entro gruppi di varie dimensioni, sia in solo, come accade in questo The Weight of Light, appena uscito per la Pyroclastic Records di Kris Davis. ...


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