Claude Tchamitchian Sextet - Traces (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 329 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 154 Mb
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Émouvance, emv 1037 | 2016 | 00:55:34
Parisian bassist Claude Tchamitchian belongs to the generation of musicians that arose in the early 1990s and redefined the French new jazz in the footsteps of Louis Sclavis. Comfortable in free improvisation settings but still embracing the jazz tradition, Tchamitchian's playing is well-rounded and graceful, melodious yet creative.
The musical pieces of this project are like a suite of photos, each relating an individual story, but interlinked with all the others to narrate the whole story. Apparently simple, they are deliberately melodic and lightly harmonised for a maximum of 2 voices, through the strong link with the voice (song and texts) and the differing rhythms that create “universes” giving rise to dance tunes in the largest sense, rather than scenes with complex metric patterns. What the project aims to create is a close relationship between the music and its listeners, so that each person can invent his own story.