Hermia / Ceccaldi / Darrifourcq
A saxophone, a cello, drums. And in the middle of all that, a music of the extremes which briskly does the splits, passing without complex of a rush of tenderness to a swirl of rage. Of a baroque melody delicately shelled swelling into a noisy thunder. It isn’t nothing, since they reach doing it while keeping a particularly accurate sense of sound textures and a rather rare control of dynamics.
Valentin Ceccaldi could be presented as the new revelation of cello in Europe. From experimental jazz to classical orchestras, its rough bow and its delicate pizzicati illuminates his music and our ears. We can feel his strong complicity with Sylvain Darrifourcq who after some great collaborations (Emile Parisien 4tet, Joëlle Léandre, Tony Malaby, Akosh S, Marc Ducret) develops his unpredictable and inventive music in his own bands In Love With and MILESDAVISQUINTET!. Together, they weave the ideal groundwork for the overlapping sax of Manuel Hermia, an adventurous saxophonist who furrows the roads of world music while carrying strongly alive the primal scream of a furiously libertarian jazz.
All three defend the idea of a music without borders, being nourished of all musics. A jazz of today like one says, smart and free at the same time, going from meticulous compositions to drifts without boundaries.
Manuel Hermia - saxophone
Valentin Ceccaldi - cello
Sylvain Darrifourcq - drums