Louis Sclavis Silk and Salt Melodies Quartet

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Louis Sclavis Silk and Salt Melodies Quartet - Jazz Live Act in Bordeaux

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Leading French clarinetist-composer-improviser Louis Sclavis continues his musical adventures with Gilles Coronado and Benjamin Moussay, who contributed creatively to his Atlas Trio album Sources in 2011. The addition of Iranian classical percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, master of the zarb, has brought a new dimension to their world of sound. Adventurous contemporary music, says Sclavis, can be broad enough to embrace different but complementary traditions. “‘Silk and Salt’ indicates my desire for this work to take an imaginary, nomadic, Central Asian route, but also to address the idea of emigration in world history. In this case: journeying away from and back to jazz.” Travelling melodies and rhythms predominate. The changing contexts inspire some of Sclavis’s finest clarinet playing, captured by producer Manfred Eicher in this recording, made in Studio La Buissonne, near Avignon, in March 2014.

Leading French clarinetist-composer-improviser Louis Sclavis continues his musical adventures with Gilles Coronado and Benjamin Moussay, who contributed creatively to his Atlas Trio album Sources in 2011. The addition of Iranian classical percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, master of the zarb, has brought a new dimension to their world of sound. Adventurous contemporary music, says Sclavis, can be broad enough to embrace different but complementary traditions. “‘Silk and Salt’ indicates my desire for this work to take an imaginary, nomadic, Central Asian route, but also to address the idea of emigration in world history. In this case: journeyi...

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Past Gigs Louis Sclavis Silk and Salt Melodies Quartet

  • 09 | 2015 Rome Event
  • 08 | 2015 Auvernier Jazz Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Gent Jazz Festival
  • 03 | 2015 Dunkerque Jazz Club
  • 02 | 2015 Paris Sons d'hiver
  • 11 | 2014 Bielske Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2014 Salzbourg Jazz and the City
  • 10 | 2014 Lisbonne Seizal
  • 08 | 2014 Cluny Jazz à Cluny
  • 08 | 2014 Saint Poelten Saint Poelten Jazz Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Langourla Jazz in Langourla

Discography Louis Sclavis Silk and Salt Melodies Quartet

  • 2014 Silk And Melodies Album | ECM

Media

  • Video Louis Sclavis - Silk Quarte...

Origin

  • Bordeaux FR

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Louis Sclavis Clarinet
  • Gilles Coronado Guitar
  • Benjamin Moussay Piano
  • Keyvan Chemirani Percussion

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