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Guillaume de Chassy: Silences

> Du cote de chez Poulenc (Part I) (after F. Poulenc's Les chemins de l'amour) - Du cote de chez Poulenc (Part I) (after F. Poulenc's Les chemins de l'amour)
> Du cote de chez Poulenc (Part I) (after D. Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 1 in C major) - Du cote de chez Shostakovich (Part I) (after D. Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 1 in C major)
> Birth of a Trio - Birth of a Trio
> Du cote de chez Poulenc (Part II) (after F. Poulenc's Les chemins de l'amour) - Du cote de chez Poulenc (Part II) (after F. Poulenc's Les chemins de l'amour)
> Majeur - Majeur
> Du cote de chez Prokofiev (after S. Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16) - Du cote de chez Prokofiev (after S. Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16)
> Silences - Part I
> Silences - Part II
> Du cote de chez Schubert (after Schubert's Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, Op. 78, D. 894) - Du cote de chez Schubert (after Schubert's Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, Op. 78, D. 894)
> Adieu cherie - Adieu cherie
> Du cote de chez Shostakovich (Part II) (after D. Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 4 in E minor) - Du cote de chez Shostakovich (Part II) (after D. Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87: Prelude No. 4 in E minor)
> Silences - Silences: Part III

Track List

>Du Cote De Chez Poulenc, Pt. 1
>Du Cote De Chez Chostakovitch, Pt. 1
>Birth of a Trio
>Du Cote De Chez Poulenc, Pt. 2
>Majeur
>Du Cote De Chez Prokofiev
>Silences, Pt. 1
>Silences, Pt. 2
>Du Cote De Chez Schubert
>Adieu Cherie [From Adieu Chérie]
>Du Cote De Chez Chostakovitch, Pt. 2
>Silences, Pt. 3

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

All About Jazz - Jeff Dayton-Johnson
Pianist Guillaume de Chassy insists that Silences is inspired by the example of clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre's late-1950s trio recordings. To be sure, like those records, this album is marked by intimacy and introspection, a strong clarinet sound and no drummer. But Silences, recorded at a French abbey, doesn't sound much like Giuffre's records - nor indeed, like much of jazz, at first blush.

It's not at first clear just what this piano-clarinet-bass formation is up to. The helpfully titled "Birth of a Trio" provides clues. It shows just how much this music shares with jazz - improvisation, first of all; and empathy, the musicians listening closely to each other, as for example when de Chassy's piano sidles up to Thomas Savy's soaring clarinet. "Trio" also demonstrates what's classical about the record: its language and grammar. Savy's clarinet is pure Mozart, clean and free of vibrato or the blues. ... read more...

Album Notes

Personnel: Guillaume de Chassy (piano); Thomas Savy (clarinet); Arnault Cuisinier (double bass).

Audio Mixer: Philippe Tessier.

Liner Note Authors: Guillaume de Chassy; Abbaye De Noirlac.

Recording information: Abbaye de Noirlac, France (10/2011).

Photographers: Fred Thomas ; Thomas Savy; Mohamed Gastli.



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