Cœur de ville - 98, rue de Fontenay 94300 VINCENNES
Metro line 1, stop Château de Vincennes.
RER A, stop Vincennes.
By car: “Périphérique” exit Porte de Vincennes
CAR PARK (INDIGO), 1 avenue de Vorges (open 24/7).
JOËLLE LÉANDRE / EVAN PARKER / CRAIG TABORNPREMIERE
If this were a boxing game, in the U.S it would be advertised as a Heavyweight Champions fight. Our side of the ocean, our Frenchie graciousness requires we describe it as a summit meeting. Three masters and pioneers in the realm of adventurous music have come together. Three great minds tirelessly researching improvisation, who have never stopped honing their music and their art with their respective instruments. Joëlle Léandre is a double bassist who should be a national icon of invention. Evan Parker, a British saxophonist of immense stature, creates music so far reaching it will take you to new heights. And pointillist master keyboard player Craig Taborn is a relentless power house. A radical trio indeed. Obstinately seeking free forms in which each and every motive reaches for both shock and concord.
AKI TAKASE / LOUIS SCLAVIS / DJ ILLVIBE
Watch out for these trailblazers. Aki Takase, a sensitive and swift improvisator, has played with so many musicians that listing all of her performances would amount to writing a contemporary jazz encyclopedia. Her precise, delicate and detailed style allies a respect for legendary jazz legacy and a one-of-a-kind creative energy. Hard to think that chance had anything to do with her meeting Louis Sclavis, a close friend to so many poets and painters, a chamber jazzman and incendiary adventurer. Tellingly, they collaborated in 2009 on the very beautiful album Yokohama (Intakt Records). The gleaming reflections created by the duo are further enriched here by the organic sounds of Vincent von Schlippenbach, aka DJ Illvibe, who played with Japanic alongside one… Aki Takase. And it all comes full circle tonight.