Jean-Marie Machado .piano, compositions & arrangements DAVE LIEBMAN .saxophone & compositions CLAUS STOTTER .flugelhorn & trumpet ERIC LACROUTS .violin BLEUENN LE MAITRE .violin CECILE GRASSI .alto GUILLAUME MARTIGNE .cello
description Jean-Marie Machado and Dave Liebman play together since 2003.
Of this complicity were born two albums: Caminando (on 2008 - Pao Records) and Eternal Moments (on 2010 - Bee Jazz). In 2011, Jean-Marie Machado suggests to Dave Liebman inviting the German bugliste Claus Stötter and the string quartet Psophos; of this meeting was born the Media Luz project.
An exceptional musical moment for a dialogue between a magnificent European composer and a great American soloist who draws us a jazzchamber mood.
In-between darkness and light, heads in the stars and feet firmly on the ground, Jean-Marie Machado and Dave Liebman know how to handle fire and ice, how to balance the acting spirit with writing thinking, how to convoke history and traditions while opening new territories.
The repertoire they thought for this unusual septet (piano, soprano saxophone, trumpet, and a string quartet) also plays with contrasts between skillfully made suites and atmosphere pieces.
ARNAUD MERLIN • France Musique
Recorded live December 7, 2012 at NDR, Hambourg, by Michael Plötz and Gérard de Haro.
Sound Design by Andreas Paff.
Production in Hamburg : Norddeutscher Rundfunk 2012.
Executive Producers for NDR: Axel Dürr, Stefan Gerdes.
Licensed by Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing GmbH.
Recorded live January 25, 2014 at Centre des bords de Marne, Le Perreux by Gérard de Haro.
Licensed by Cantabile.
Mixed in June 2014 by Gérard de Haro at Studios La Buissonne.
Mastering by Nicolas Baillard.
Graphics by Philippe Ghielmetti.
Photos by Cécil Mathieu.
Jean-Marie and Dave especially thank Michel Lefeivre, Dominique Sautot, Stefan Gerdes and Gerard de Haro.
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