KEYVAN CHEMIRANI & THE RHYTHM ALCHEMY
Boom-Boom-Tchac ? Sons d’hiver has made its point; Western percussions today are irrigated by multiple, cosmopolitan rhythms. The Chemirani brothers’ Rhythm Alchemy is a perfect example. Created by their father Djamchid, the unrivaled master of Persian zarb, the band goes off the beaten track – and repertoire. Rigorous traditional metrics are confronted by Western drums, and the playful powers of lyra and cello. Vocals also have a good share of importance in this mix and the beat box challenges the velvety wooden sounds of bass clarinet. The resulting music is explosive, breathtaking: a charismatic groove conveying unadulterated joy. So? Tchac-Pom-Pom?
JOACHIM KÜHN TRIO REUNION / MAJID BEKKAS / RAMÓN LÓPEZ + GUESTPREMIERE
Ever since their first record together, Kalimba (Act, 2007), Kühn, Bekkas and Lopez have brilliantly tied jazz grooves to the musical traditions they grew up with. The chemistry is obvious – flammable, really. The pentatonic scale of African-American blues sets on fire the arpeggios derived from Moroccan gnaouas. Kühn’s quasi-Cubist piano throws out handfuls of rock sparks on Lopez’s percussions – he’s at it forcefully, universally; drumming for the whole wide world. For the trio truly is universal. Assuredly, radically so. A band of brothers. All the more so as they have invited Joachim Kühn to join them. This trio's music is universal. Definitely. Radically. Fraternally. And the musicien invited here as a guest will upset the plans. Kühn is a pianist who’s nevera fraid of blends nor of the sweetness of debates. Even less of musical friction. Summit Meeting.