Jean-Christophe Cholet & Matthieu Michel – Whispers (2016) [HRA 24-88,2]

Jean-Christophe Cholet & Matthieu Michel – Whispers (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 52:01 minutes | 887 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | © La Buissonne

At the intersection of classical music and jazz, the French composer and pianist Jean-Christophe Cholet is a master in making small intense parts, without artifice. Whispers on it revives Matthieu Michel, his partner of 20 years, to put together the foundations of a hushed but profound dialogue as a long continuous breath.

Recorded at La Buissonne, this new album puts essentiality search light of the duo immersed in an atmosphere of rare serenity. Guided by the producer Gerard de Haro, Jean-Christophe Cholet and Matthieu Michel Whispers draped in a deep black silk greenery which blends light exchanges and dramatic dives, taking care to rule out demonstrative virtuosity. The complementary duo shows evidence of collaboration, able to dress the space with little notes, without ever giving way to a feeling of emptiness.

Invited to share this unique moment, Ramon Lopez (drums) and Didier Ithursarry (accordion) complement the compositions of the duo without disfiguring. The original breath two a new dimension to three or four. An ease in the interaction between the musicians that proves how this Whispers has been designed in the best way: a search count and simplicity, opening the way to the fluid expression of deeply personal songs and live.

01 – Fair
02 – He’s gone
03 – Rêve
04 – Zemer
05 – Junction Point
06 – Noctambule
07 – Diss
08 – The Fairground
09 – Onnance
10 – Le tour de Marius
11 – Norfolk song [Bonus Track]

Jean-Christophe Cholet – piano
Matthieu Michel – fluegelhorn
Didier Ithiurssary – accordion
Ramon Lopez – drums