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SYLVAIN DARRIFOURCQ IN LOVE WITH (France) & JUSSI FREDRIKSSON TRIO (Finland)

SYLVAIN DARRIFOURCQ IN LOVE WITH (France)

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Put together by the drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq inviting Théo Ceccaldi on violin and his brother Valentin on cello, In Love With has become one of the most emblematic group of the bubbling young French generation. A truly exhilarating project.
Their new album Coitus Interruptus is Strongly influenced by Faulkner’s and Beckett’s novels, where various timeframes and subjectivities unfold in a disorderly manner, almost in a barely comprehensive language. This music has been composed focusing on a main idea: avoiding the finishing point!

 

Percussionist, improviser and composer, Sylvain Darrifourcq made his training as a classical percussionist. Beginning with rock, he turns to jazz and improvised music later on, and chooses the drums tardily. Recognized figure of this generation of improvisers curious about borders, he is today a much in demand musician. He collaborated with many French, European and American personalities such Joëlle Léandre, Tony Malaby, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Marc Ducret, Andrea Parkins, Akosh S, Kit Downes… In 2009 he obtained a Victoire du Jazz with Emile Parisien Quartet, of which he was the drummer during more than 10 years.

 

In collaboration with Estonian Jazz Union and agency Vapaat Äänet.

Tour support for In Love With: French Institute of Estonia, Adami, AJC, Bureau Export, Spedidam, Kumu drums.

JUSSI FREDRIKSSON TRIO (Finland)

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Pianist Fredriksson, one of Finland’s leading jazz musicians, joined forces with bassist Jori Huhtala and drummer Mika Kallio. The CD issue of the new album “!” was recently followed by the LP vinyl release bringing together the new record plus its predecessor “?”.

 

Pianist/composer Jussi Fredriksson, a key player in the active Finnish jazz scene, released his new trio album “!” though his own imprint Fredriksson Music in fall 2017 in Germany, and during the spring 2018 worldwide. The trio, comprising of Fredriksson, bassist Jori Huhtala, and drummer Mika Kallio, presents six original compositions by Fredriksson.

 

The new album highlights his ability to write energetic and forward-thinking pieces for the trio in the tradition of such minimalist jazz masters as Ahmad Jamal and Thelonious Monk. That being said, the band is on their own path, making music which is distinctively their own. Fredriksson has composed the music in Paris, where he spent a month a year before the release.

 

“The sidewalks and galleries of Paris can be heard in the music”, Fredriksson says. “This is the classic Paris period every artist has at some point, I suppose. For myself the city offered a different kind of resonation for the creative thought, and thus opened up a new chapter in my personal songbook.”

 

Fredriksson’s compositions have a highly narrative quality, which makes his musical ideas unravel in a surprising, yet logical way. The endings are often unpredictable, and the trio’s way to get there a joy to follow. At the core of the sound of the Jussi Fredriksson Trio is a strong sense of unity, and an understanding of how each player in the trio can bring their own personality in the music.

 

As Fredriksson’s previous work “?” was an open question in musical form, it’s counterpart “!” can be heard as a conclusion. The CD/digital issue of the new album was followed by a vinyl LP bringing together the two albums.

 

In collaboration with Estonian Jazz Union and agency Vapaat Äänet.