SYLVAINE HELARY SPRING ROLL / KRIS DAVIS creation"Big Apple’s Flavor"
Guest : Kris Davis, piano
Spring Roll Big Apple’s Flavor follows the thread of links weaved by Sylvaine Hélary during her stays in New York, inviting the renowned Jazz pianist Kris Davis to enlarge her unusual ensemble’s wide range of tones, between Jazz, chamber and contemporary music, where roles are often switched and reassigned to eventually embody this multi-directional orchestra. You will notice the flutist’s sense of balance and her making good use of every style. Just listen to these riveting scalable forms like giant vehicles. They will make your journey easier from one world to another.
WADADA LEO SMITH / VIJAY IYER DUO World premiere"A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke"
Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet / Vijay Iyer, piano, Fender Rhodes, electronics
This duo is a glade. Any improvised sound, any lilt, bears the stamp of an inner experience and an urgent need. It’s fascinating to listen carefully to their harmony, and hear how they open space after space, just like a pop-up book, and inhabit and haunt them with different levels of intensity. It’s fascinating to listen to each one taking alternately his shift. Vijay Iyer uses his keyboards’ gears and rare electronics’ effects to shade calligraphies just like slow spirals while Wadada Leo Smith trims his trumpet to a point, to obsidian shells, and run through the halo of silence he creates around each of his lines. This duo is a glade.