Photo © Plus Loin Label
After the release of his
critically-acclaimed first album « Archipel » (Nocturne)
in 2006, THOMAS SAVY went back in studio in June 2009 with his bass
clarinet and his compositions to record « French Suite »
with BILL STEWART (drums) and SCOTT COLLEY (double-bass), at the
legendary Systems Two Studios in NYC.
For Thomas Savy, to meet
prestigious musiciens he only knew through their recordings and
concerts was some sort of challenge. The trio formula is both
dangerous and appealing for it allows instantaneous communication
among the protagonists, each one of them dealing directly with the
two others. No way to hide or shy away, all tones are bared here
through the sobriety of the instrumentation and the absence of
harmonic instruments (piano, guitar) to flesh it out.
The result is an album
energy and contrasts, sensual and poetic, an album both SCOTT COLLEY
and BILL STEWART fully got involved in, just like THOMAS SAVY
A great new band leader,
transfigures his instrument here, pushing the boundaries as he
explores the full range and all the nuances in the writing of music,
as well as in improvisation.
« French Suite » is also
French Jazz label PLUS LOIN MUSIC’s 100th album!