Emile Parisien Quintet

Sfumato

Format: CD
Label: ACT music
UPC: 0614427983725
Catnr: ACT 98372
Release date: 30 September 2016
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Label
ACT music
UPC
0614427983725
Catalogue number
ACT 98372
Release date
30 September 2016

"The impressive course of soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien makes it clear that the succession of French heroes like Louis Sclavis, Michel Portal and Henri Texier is assured."

Jazz&Mo, 01-9-2018
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The reference points on Parisien’s personal musical map are very widely spread indeed. They range from the popular folk traditions of his homeland to the compositional rigour of contemporary classical music, and also to the abstraction of free jazz. And yet everything he does has a naturalness and authenticity about it. Rather than appearing pre-meditated or constrained, his music has a flow, he traverses genres with a remarkable fleetness of foot and an effortless inevitability.

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"What this Nice-born Parisian coaxes out of the piano accordion is something the likes of which has never been heard before. You can tell it is a future legend who is playing here!" – Süddeutsche Zeitung. The French accordion player, singer and composer Vincent Peirani was born on 24.4.1980 in Nice. At the age of 11 he began playing the accordion, initially classical music. As a teenager he already won numerous international awards. At 16 he discovered jazz and soon took up the study of jazz in Paris. At the beginning he faced scepticism with his accordion and his classical training, but he quickly convinced the critics with an entirely new way of looking at the instrument, made a name for himself in France's jazz scene and was soon playing with the creme de la creme of French jazz, the likes of Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Renaud Garcia Fons, Louis Sclavis and Vincent Courtois. Parallel to that he pursued many of his own projects, drawing from the widest range of genres – from jazz, chanson and world music through to classic and even heavy rock. Since 2011, Peirani has been playing regularly in the quartet of the Korean singer Youn Sun Nah, the most successful female jazz artist in France in recent years. Through this engagement he also made the acquaintance of Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius and ultimately the boss of the ACT label Siggi Loch. Peirani played on the Wakenius album "Vagabond" recorded in February 2012, also astonishing and enthralling live audiences everywhere. "Thrill Box" came out in May 2013 and was Vincent Peirani's first album as a leader – star-studded with pianist Michael Wollny, bassist Michel Benita and saxophonists Michel Portal and Émile Parisien. The album showcases the entire wealth of facets of Peirani's musical influences, and reveals more impressively than ever before what an intelligent and artful composer he is, and what a masterful and profoundly musical instrumentalist and storyteller.

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The impressive course of soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien makes it clear that the succession of French heroes like Louis Sclavis, Michel Portal and Henri Texier is assured.
Jazz&Mo, 01-9-2018

Jazztime: Best of International Jazz 2016
BRF Radio 1, 23-12-2016

Jazz Around - 15/11/2016
Jazz Around, 15-11-2016

Pretty but raw sound from the horn played by Emile Parisien.
Jazzflits, 17-10-2016

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