Album Remarks & Appraisals:
A French-American project freely adapted from "The Baron in the Trees" by Italo Calvino, harpist Isabelle Olivier records with a dream team! From this fascinating instrument, she weaves a poetic, emotional, and sensuous journey through acoustic and electronic worlds.
One could easily believe that harp and jazz would make strange bedfellows. French harpist Isabelle Olivier proves this tenet wrong. Adopting the broadest definition of jazz, she expands the vocabulary and the boundaries of her instrument, and challenges her audience while remaining accessible.
Adapter: Italo Calvino.
Personnel: Isabelle Olivier (harp); Larry Gray, Marc Buronfosse (double bass); Fabrice Moreau, Paul Wertico (drums, percussion); Mitch Haupers (percussion); Céline Grangey (electronics).
Liner Note Authors: Stéphane Ollivier; Abraham Epton.
Recording information: L'Onde, Vélizy, France; Studio Media, Evanston, USA.