Guillaume de Chassy

Guillaume de Chassy - Silences (2012) {Bee Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 9, 2016
Guillaume de Chassy - Silences (2012) {Bee Jazz}

Guillaume de Chassy - Silences (2012) {Bee Jazz}
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Genre: Jazz, Classical

Pianist Guillaume de Chassy insists that Silences is inspired by the example of clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre's late-1950s trio recordings. To be sure, like those records, this album is marked by intimacy and introspection, a strong clarinet sound and no drummer. But Silences, recorded at a French abbey, doesn't sound much like Giuffre's records—nor indeed, like much of jazz, at first blush. It's not at first clear just what this piano-clarinet-bass formation is up to. The helpfully titled "Birth of a Trio" provides clues. It shows just how much this music shares with jazz—improvisation, first of all; and empathy, the musicians listening closely to each other, as for example when de Chassy's piano sidles up to Thomas Savy's soaring clarinet.

Guillaume De Chassy - Faraway, So Close - 2008  

Posted by rapid_cher at April 2, 2008
Guillaume De Chassy - Faraway, So Close - 2008

Guillaume De Chassy - Faraway, So Close
mp3 | VBR~189 | 65Mb | Cover
Genre: Instrumental, Jazz

On the heels of two highly-acclaimed duet recordings with bassist Daniel Yvinec (the latter recently named to head France's National Jazz Orchestra), pianist Guillaume de Chassy last year released a remarkable Piano solo (Bee Jazz, 2007). You see the trend: duo, solo—the band can't get any smaller, so de Chassy has released a record for piano trio. It's characteristic of de Chassy's deliberate premeditation that he changes formats in this incremental way. Everything about the new record reflects this same careful musical intelligence…

Guillaume De Chassy - Faraway So Close (2008) {Bee Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 16, 2016
Guillaume De Chassy - Faraway So Close (2008) {Bee Jazz}

Guillaume De Chassy - Faraway So Close (2008) {Bee Jazz}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 342MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Faraway So Close is a trio offering from pianist Guillaume de Chassy, whose previous recording, Piano Solo (Bee Jazz, 2007), was completely engrossing in its trenchant beauty. This album projects the same depth, sincerity and directness of communication as the former one, but in a trio setting. Music is mysterious in the manner in which its affects are felt. The piano, with its mechanical action, adds a further layer to the puzzle, as Jon Balke made clear on Book of Velocities (ECM, 2008). De Chassy's keyboard touch is remarkable for its liquid clarity and supports his seeming endless supply of ideas, both melodic and harmonic.
The Orlando Consort - Guillaume de Machaut: The Dart of Love (2015)

The Orlando Consort - Guillaume de Machaut: The Dart of Love (2015)
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Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68008 | Time: 01:04:57

This is the second recording of Machaut's music by the all-male Orlando Consort (countertenor on top), and their way with Machaut is excellent. They have a nice, light tone in the secular pieces that contrasts with the more severe Gothic Voices, and they convey the weighty, ceremonial quality of the big motets. Machaut goes far enough back that nobody can be sure of how it sounded (and the graphics for this all-vocal album show a painting including instruments), but if you like the unaccompanied approach, this will do as well as anything for putting the basic sound of Machaut in your head. And "basic," in the best way, describes this album in another respect as well: the booklet notes by Anne Stone (given in English and French) give the most complete, and more importantly most enthusiastic, introduction one could ask for in a few pages to Machaut's stylistic world.
Guillaume de Machaut - The Hilliard Ensemble - Motets (2004, ECM New Series # 1823) [RE-UP]

Guillaume de Machaut - The Hilliard Ensemble - Motets
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Label/Cat#: ECM New Series # 1823 | Country/Year: Germany 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Medieval, Sacred, Vocal

"…Countertenors David James and David Gould shape Machaut's almost Faulknerian top-voice syntax into affecting emotional statements, and even listeners new to medieval music will become ensnared in the poet's quest for the slightest glance of regard from his unattainable Lady. (…) Still, it's been a while since a major disc of Machaut motets was released (this disc contains 18 pieces, a few of them sacred), and if the Hilliard Ensemble doesn't close the book on this music, they nevertheless interpret it beautifully for our times." ~allmusicguide
Guillaume de Machaut & le Codex Faenza -- Ensemble Tre Fontane

Guillaume de Machaut & le Codex Faenza – Ensemble Tre Fontane
EAC | FLAC IMG+CUE+LOG | Complete HQ Scans | 1CD | 296 MB
Classical: Medieval, Instrumental | Àlba musica MU244882 | 1993

Tre Fontane, an ensemble of young performing musicians from Southern France, land of the troubadours, whose music they have explored extensively, have devoted the present recording to the major French Ars Nova composer Guillaume de Machaut, and leading Italian composers of the trecento, using the Codex Faenza as a central reference. Most of the time they remain fairly close to the Faenza variations on the vocal originals, with occasional extemporization.
Guillaume de Machaut - The Hilliard Ensemble - Motets [ECM New Series 1823] {Germany 2004} (Repost)

Guillaume de Machaut - The Hilliard Ensemble - Motets
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Label/Cat#: ECM # New Series 1823 | Country/Year: Germany 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Medieval, Vocal

…Of course, nobody can coax the impact out of a dissonance like the Hilliard Ensemble. Countertenors David James and David Gould shape Machaut's almost Faulknerian top-voice syntax into affecting emotional statements, and even listeners new to medieval music will become ensnared in the poet's quest for the slightest glance of regard from his unattainable Lady…
Guillaume de MACHAUT. Remède de Fortune / Ensemble PAN - PAN Discography

Guillaume de MACHAUT. Remède de Fortune (Ensemble PAN)
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New Albion 068 (1993) | medieval

The Remède de Fortune is one of Machaut's most famous publications, combining musical scores into a larger poetic narrative. This performance includes instrumental improvisation in some selections.
Ensemble Guillaume de Machaut de Paris - Le chant des troubadours

Ensemble Guillaume de Machaut de Paris - Le chant des troubadours
FLAC cues | scans | 240 MB
Arion AEN 38 503 [LP] 1978

The Hilliard Ensemble / Guillaume de Machaut: Motets  

Posted by peachfuzz at Feb. 5, 2007
The Hilliard Ensemble / Guillaume de Machaut: Motets

The Hilliard Ensemble / Guillaume de Machaut: Motets
EAC (APE & CUE) | Classical | 1 CD / 263 MB
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Guillaume de Machaut (circa 1300-1377) was one of the outstanding artistic figures of the late middle ages — not only a renowned poet but a pathbreaking composer, one of the first to write polyphonic music in the style of the Ars Nova. The 18 motets on this CD are both exquisite and powerfully expressive. They’re based on repeated fragments of plainsong over which multiple voices sing melismatic lines that set completely different texts. Religious and secular messages interact in often obscure ways, and many of the motets become cases of multiple references and layers of commentary.