New Releases

Jacques Schwarz-Bart - Hazzan

Label: Yellowbird
Release date: September 28, 2018

Hazzan is a Jazz creation embracing Jewish liturgical music, improvisational sequences and infectious rhythms. The name Hazzan means cantor in the Jewish tradition. It came to me from a Rabbi commenting on my performance of Adon Olam as a jazz duet for the Jewish French Foundation (FJF) in 2008. He said: “When you played, your notes sounded like a prayer. You are a hazzan on your saxophone”.

Jacques Schwarz-Bart  - Hazzan

Dairo Miyamoto - Last Picture

Label: Cristal Records
Distribution in France: Sony Music Entertanment
Release date: September 28, 2018

Dairo Miyamoto - Last Picture

Itamar Borochov - Blue Nights

Label: Laborie Jazz
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: September 21, 2018

After the excellent “Boomerang” album released in 2016, critically acclaimed in France and around the world, Itamar Borochov once more exhibits what he can do best: putting forward his talents as an experienced melodist and a musician inhabited by a dominant spirit. As a deep believer, Borochov also throws his authenticity into his search for “the Divine” even in the music he offers. He catches glimpses of it in various settings, both sacred and profane.

Itamar Borochov - Blue Nights

Benjamin Bobenrieth - Travels

Label: Laborie Jazz
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: September 21, 2018

Bobenrieth creates the setting of this surprisingly sharing, dynamic and so current creation.
Lyrism, charm, power, inventiveness, flexibility, generosity: everything is there, with deep sound, precise bending and unstoppable rhythm.

Benjamin Bobenrieth - Travels

Lorenzo Naccarato Trio - Nova Rupta

Label: Laborie Jazz
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: September 21, 2018

Lorenzo Naccarato returns, with his trio. His second opus, “Nova Rupta”, is worthy of the promises that had been raised by the first, in 2016. Better, the whole has matured. In cohesion. Without giving up a iota of what was already his power of seduction. Namely, it immediately disorientes the listener. Take him on a dreamlike journey.
An enchanted world – and enchanting. A music in movement. Kinetic, or kinematic. It offers a music in motion that seduces and disays.
(website Laborie Jazz)

Lorenzo Naccarato Trio - Nova Rupta

Silvia Ribeiro Ferreira - Luziades

Label: Laborie Jazz
Distribution in France: Socadisc
Release date: September 21, 2018

An approach, the instrument with the same desire to explode the shapes and stamps, to mutate, to stir his bowels with great loads of acoustics and electronic effects. These are saxophones, of course, but not only, caresses, clicks, climates, all this at once. Silvia does not rush to the chaos and patient sculpture of her saxophones, she takes care to leave her footprints of life as a fusion that has become an extension.
Other traces, other trances occupy this repertoire of 45 minutes, which retains its intensity and a certain mysticism. “Luziades” will be his first personal program with a quartet listening to him, also able to translate and testify to this exciting adventure in which the leader leads us. “Luziades” electro jazz music is a project enriched by the arrangements of Xavier Parlant, drummer accompanied on keyboards by Sébastien Barrier and Denis Clément on bass guitar.

Silvia Ribeiro Ferreira - Luziades

Sun Dew (H. Lefebvre-P. Audoynaud) - This Secret Cay

Label: Heartcore Records
Release date: September 14, 2018

This non-standard sextet aspires to create a powerful and dreamlike universe built with ambitiously diverse compositions, delivered by
talented players.
“I became aware of Sun Dew through some former students of mine in Berlin. I found their music engaging, well constructed and thoughtful. They are able to realize their creative aesthetic in a way that for me embodies the Heartcore ethos – with high quality and deep commitment.”
By Kurt Rosenwinkel

Sun Dew (H. Lefebvre-P. Audoynaud) - This Secret Cay

Laurent Pernice - A World Too Late

Label: The Sublunar Society
Release date: July 01, 2018

The intriguing French composer Laurent Pernice has composed and experimented with techno, jazz, funk, ambient, industrial music… He knows how to play keyboards, percussion instruments, bass guitar, zither, double bass… Now he has come up with a new experimental electronic album, A World Too Late, in his first CD release on the swedish Sublunar label. This creation has a strong and esthetic beauty, linking music and rhythms from all over the world. This is its main fascination and delight.

Laurent Pernice - A World Too Late

Kip Hanrahan - Crescent Moon Waning

Label: american clavé/enja yellowbird
Distribution in France: L'autre Distribution
Release date: June 22, 2018

A renowned composer, bandleader, visionary producer, and creative instigator, Kip Hanrahan has long been known for intensely passionate music that is both tender and hard-driving, with a deep poetic edge. ‘Crescent Moon Waning’ is the first Kip Hanrahan album since his 2011 release ‘At Home in Anger’. Fans of forward-thinking, outernational music will no doubt be thrilled to hear that Hanrahan is back!
The cast of musicians includes such luminaries as vocalist/bassist Jack Bruce, tenor saxophonists Chico Freeman, JD Allen and Craig Handy, bassists Steve Swallow and Andy González, plus many others.

Kip Hanrahan - Crescent Moon Waning

Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures

Label: Ndeya
Distribution in France: Differ-Ant
Release date: June 08, 2018

First new album in nine years by a musical visionary and hugely influential figure in new music. Forty years since its creation, Jon Hassell’s Fourth World aesthetic remains a powerful influence on modern electronic music. Continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of recombination and musical gene-splicing, fragments of performance are sampled, looped, overdubbed and re-arranged into beguiling unexpected shapes. Hassell applies the painterly technique of ‘pentimento’ to the arrangements, teasing out texture by the overlaying of sound upon sound, or a carefully timed reveal of the delicate bones pinning the frame of a track together.

Jon Hassell - Listening To Pictures

Dana Fuchs - Love Lives On

Label: Get along Records
Release date: May 18, 2018

“Love Lives On” is Dana’s most soulful-blues focused effort yet and may just be her best work to date.
Dana Fuchs is a Jagger blues-jammer, Otis soul-sister, juke-joint Janis and Sexy Sadie all rolled into one passionate performer and compassionate world class singer-songwriter. If anyone asks Dana to sum up what this new record “Love Lives On”, the seventh since her 2003 debut, is all about, Fuchs will say: Hope and redemption. If anyone across the universe doesn’t know Dana Fuchs by now, 2018 is the best time to jump on board her rock-‘n’-soul-‘n’-rollin’ bandwagon by checking out her upcoming soul-drenched release and catching her captivating, leave-it-all-on-stage world tour to follow.

Dana Fuchs - Love Lives On

Dave Liebman - FIRE

Label: Jazzline
Release date: April 20, 2018

“Fire” is the third album in the series that Dave Liebman devotes to natural elements. The cast of the album is exceptional since the saxophonist brings together around him three musicians involved in the evolution of jazz and become legends, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland and Kenny Werner. An ardent and warm jazz whose flamboyant fire sparkles and crackles.

Dave Liebman - FIRE

Jun Miyake - Lost Memory Theatre - act-3

Label: enja yellowbird
Distribution in France: L'Autre Distribution
Release date: April 06, 2018

Jun Miyake’s music comes light-footed as the bossa nova, accessible as sophisticated pop and refined and versatile as lively jazz. Lost Memory Theatre is an ever-changing constellation of sound images and scenes, bossa nova and reggae, Kurt Weill and Nino Rota, chanson and symphony, jazz and improvisation, rock and folk: the album is a must-hear from start to finish, mixing all styles and genres to create a hybrid of musical genius.
Featuring Lisa Papineau, Vincent Segal, Dhafer Youssef, Arto Lindsay, Cosmic Voices, Vinicius Cantuaria, Bruno Capinan, Melvin Gibbs…

Jun’s “Lost Memory Theatre” is truly unique: it constantly produces that “Third Thing” between music and imagery. You enter this space for the first time and you’re already addicted to it…” Wim Wenders

Jun Miyake - Lost Memory Theatre - act-3

Michael Wollny - Wartburg

Label: ACT
Distribution in France: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: March 23, 2018

“Wartburg” fizzes and shimmers with all the acuity of Michael Wollny’s senses and his protean capacity to be alive to the possibilities and the magic of the moment. This is improvising at the limit, life seen through a dream. The album also documents a first-ever encounter of his trio with Emile Parisien, arguably the most influential and original voice on soprano sax today. A unique moment in contemporary jazz.

Michael Wollny - Wartburg

Bethany & Rufus - Trouble in the Land

Label: Bethany & Rufus
Release date: March 01, 2018

After much anticipation we are so excited to be bringing you our latest album, “Trouble in the Land.”
Making this CD has been a labor of love and has taken us, literally, on an epic voyage around the world. We are so proud of the tapestry of music we have created on this album together with some of the most amazing musicians on the planet— where the roots music of America meet the deep songs from the desert of Niger and the beautiful invocations of Haiti.
Bethany & Rufus featuring Yacouba Moumouni, Chuck Campbell and Bonga Jean-Baptiste.

Bethany & Rufus - Trouble in the Land

Marc Sarrazy - Laurent Rochelle - Chansons pour l'oreille gauche

Label: Linoleum Records
Distribution in France: Les Allumés du Jazz
Release date: February 23, 2018

After Intranquillité published a few years ago, Chansons pour l’oreille gauche (Songs for the left ear) is the second album of the duo.
On this disc, the universes are multiple : Erik Satie and Debussy, as evidence, free-jazz squalls in the face, Béla Bartók hijacked (in “Bartok à la fenêtre (Bartok at the window)”), Ravel quoted in “Malcom Malkovich”, a Chopin’s melody in “Funeral Blues”, the spicy perfumes of South African jazz (“Voulévoulévouvouzélas?”)…
The music of the duo also embraces literature with his Baudelaire’s colours, a dark tribute to Antoine Volodine (“Paysage avant pendaison (Landscape before hanging)”) and his electroacoustic counterpart “Reflets dans un oeil mort (Reflections in a Dead Eye)”), another to Marguerite Duras (“L’homme assis dans le couloir (The Man Sitting in the Corridor)”). It is in fact very cinematographic : not only by its dantesque cover of the “Suspiria” composed by the Goblin group for the horrific masterpiece of Dario Argento, but because this music is powerfully generating images, between impressionism and expressionism.

Marc Sarrazy - Laurent Rochelle - Chansons pour l'oreille gauche

Calibro 35 - Decade

Label: Record Kicks
Distribution in France: La Baleine
Release date: February 09, 2018

DECADE” marks 10 years of Calibro 35’s releases and it’s the very first album recorded by Calibro with an orchestral-inspired enlarged line-up that features horns, strings and percussions. On the album all the influences collected by the band during their last ten years’ journey like music, collaborations, movies, gigs, books find their space. Musically CALIBRO 35’s inner influences like Ennio Morricone are still there but are now mixed with elements from afrobeat cosmic jazz, or Alternative Hip Hop.
Active since 2008 CALIBRO 35 enjoys a worldwide reputation as one of the coolest independent band around. During their ten years career, they have been sampled by Dr. Dre on his Compton album and Jay-Z, they shared stages worldwide with the likes of Roy Ayers, Muse… collaborated with, amongst others PJ Harvey or John Parish.
Rolling Stone magazine describes the band as “the most fascinating, retro-maniac and genuine thing, that happened to Italy in the last years”.

Calibro 35 - Decade

Dave Liebman - Distant Song

Label: Whaling City Sound
Release date: January 26, 2018

As a featured soloist and ensemble singer, Fred Farell has made a name for himself as a preeminent pro jazz voice. Across five decades and at venues like Avery Fisher Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Museum of Modern Art, Farell has demonstrated inspired interpretive abilities to go with his sweet pipes. Distant Song, his debut for Whaling City Sound, is a deep experience, thanks in part to composers & loyal accompanists Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach. Farells lyrics require incredible patience and passion on the microphone. Songs unfold gently, religiously, and deftly. Infused in part with gospel messaging, Distant Song is a heartfelt project, produced with happiness and love by a veteran talent clearly confident and at peace with himself and his abilities.

Dave Liebman - Distant Song

Raphaël Imbert - Music Is My Hope

Label: Jazz Village [PIAS]
Distribution in France: [PIAS]
Release date: January 26, 2018

After the publication of his last album in 2016, Music is my Home, the saxophone player/ composer Raphaël Imbert shares an intimate testimony as much as a flamboyant invitation with us with this new album. Music is my Hope takes us to a place where music is at the same time ardent and essential, where it unites protest, prayer, activism, love, the sacred and the profane, all in the same musical context. It is a music that, by the strength of its live-saving humanity, can make us move and can make us feel closer together.
Beyond the blues and jazz of his origins, Raphaël Imbert invokes the calls of spiritual thought, of the preoccupations of our souls as well as of protest songs, of the introspections of folk and of popular songs. Remembering its sources, the music awakens fraternity, challenge, confirmation, desire and happiness.

Raphaël Imbert - Music Is My Hope