164, Boulevard Gallieni - 94120 FONTENAY-SOUS-BOIS
RER A, towards Torcy-Chessy/Marne-La-Vallée, stop Val-de-Fontenay. Or towards Boissy-Saint-Léger, stop Fontenay-sous-Bois then bus line 124, stop Hôtel de Ville.
RER E, towards Villiers-sur-Marne Tournan, stop Val-de-Fontenay, then bus line 124, stop Hôtel de Ville.
By car: At Porte de Bagnolet, take the A3 towards Charles de Gaulle-Lille, then A86, towards Fontenay-sous-Bois. At exit 19, head towards Fontenay centre.
FREE UNDERGROUND CAR PARK (Hotel de Ville)
MARC RIBOT / CHES SMITH / CRAIG TABORN TRIO
Some premieres seem to come out of the blue. Others sound natural, almost self-evident, as does this concert. Sons d’hiver still vividly remembers the concert given by The Bell in 2019. Mat Maneri, Craig Taborn and Ches Smith performed with extreme subtlety and brilliance. Tonight, Taborn and Smith are reunited to improvise with Marc Ribot. In this exceptional trio – almost a sonic oxymoron – Smith plays a pivotal role. The drummer not only looks like a tousled Monty Cliff; as a musician, he has managed to unite Taborn’s powerful and bold formal pointillism to Ribot’s musical flourishes – the guitar player can, and will, take your breath away. He also performs with the drummer in the trio Ceramic Dog. If you think these three have nothing in common, please think again. Taborn, Smith and Ribot share a significant common ground: they boldly broach concrete issues in order to invent new worlds. Don’t we all crave that?
CHES SMITH / CLAUDE SATURNE / KEBYESOU "AJHA HUNTO" FEAT. MARC RIBOTPREMIERE
Marc Ribot is a genius, it’s common knowledge. One who doesn’t consider pranks beneath him. When he’s not busy turning Cuban music into Cubist rock n’nroll, or changing cold stares into white-hot fiery glares, or weaving iron solos into Tom Waits’s muddy blues, he partakes in Jimi Hendrix’s electrified Voodoo thrill. Voodoo he claims as his own alongside Ches Smith and the poltergeist-like Claude Saturne and Kebyesou. A simple equation, really. A guitar and three drum/percussion sets. Traditional music v. the Afro-American blues and jazz legacy. Different cultures collide, redefining codes, reinventing a common language whose cradle is Port-au-Prince, Haiti.