New Releases

Jacques Schwarz-Bart - Soné Ka-La 2 (Odyssey)

Label: enja yellowbird
Release date: October 16, 2020

Odyssey is first and foremost a tribute to the Africans who crossed the Atlantic tied in chains, and found the strength to create arts and music that have reshaped and elevated the modern world.
The original Sone Ka-La came out in 2005. Fifteen years later, he is back to his Ithaca, his musical landscape of Guadeloupe, with a new vision of the original concept. Sone Ka La 2 Odyssey‘s main innovation is to fuse the singing and the saxophone into one voice, carrying the melodies, might they be tumultuous, angular, mysterious or serene. Secondly, instead of two Gwoka Drums, one of the Gwoka masters plays the drums, transferring the traditional language to a modern instrument. Finally, there are more contemporary sounds throughout, from the keyboards, the frequent presence of electric bass, and generous use of effect pedals on the saxophone. With the rich experience from his Odyssey, JSB plants his feet firmly into the musical ground he forged years ago, to propulse his creative mind further than ever before.

Jacques Schwarz-Bart  - Soné Ka-La 2 (Odyssey)

La Caravane Passe - Nomadic Spirit

Label: At(h)ome
Distribution in France: Wagram
Release date: August 28, 2020

It’s about travel, migration, the air that circulates, women and men. We meet beautiful stowaways, like Paloma Pradal, Mehdi Nassouli, Aalma Dili…

La Caravane Passe - Nomadic Spirit

Raphaël Imbert - Les 1001 Nuits Du Jazz

Label: La Compagnie Nine Spirit / MDC / PIAS
Release date: March 06, 2020

A story which is not a matter of specialists, initiates or purists, but rather a tale which is addressed to all to better appreciate the mysteries of a multiple and creolized music, and which dkeeps on reinventing itself. Surrounded at each session by new guests, prestigious musicians – Anne Paceo, Daniel Humair, Felipe Cabrera, Hugh Coltman, etc. – like young up and coming artists, Raphaël and Johan invite us to share a common and playful knowledge, where everyone, amateur and neophyte, will have fun discovering a new element of reflection, and satisfying their appetite for swing, groove and freedom. The 1001 Nights of Jazz is a “conference” through the big and small stories of music that have built our era, and which continue to nourish the link between the different areas of our collective imagination. An incredible complicity in the service of an educational and original project.

Raphaël Imbert - Les 1001 Nuits Du Jazz

Popa Chubby - It's A Mighty Hard Road

Label: Dixiefrog
Release date: February 14, 2020

Popa marks thirty years of bringing blues, rock and soul with an awesome new album.

Popa Chubby - It's A Mighty Hard Road

Jacky Terrasson - 53

Label: Blue Note
Distribution in France: Universal
Release date: September 27, 2019

With “53”, his 15th record in a career that has stemmed over 30 years, the pianist Jacky Terrasson signs a magnificent collection of original pieces in the form of an intimate confession, transfigured by a kaleidoscopic “art de trio”, raised to a level of innate mastery worthy of the greatest maestros in the genre.
With his latest opus, “53”, Jacky Terrasson, excited to work with his totally invested partners, delivers all the facets of a radiant, warm, sparkling music – definitely solar! – Which, while assuming its share of gravity, melancholy and introspection, continues to base most of its qualities on the movement of energy, an explosion of rhythm, generous melodies and a living space of dialogue and conviviality that is formed in the collective creation of music. Music that has become a game.

Jacky Terrasson - 53