Album Remarks & Appraisals:
To help artists develop exciting projects that are difficult to realize under existing conditions is the goal of the legendary SWR NEWJazz Meeting. When the New Jazz Meeting proposed in 2013 to the accordionist Vincent Peirani to expand his core quintet Living Being, he chose in Mathias Eick and Leïla Martial partners who would understand the densely interconnected cosmos of his band. Living Being Extended performed three concerts, in Karlsruhe, Tübingen and Mainz and became one of the great moments of the NEWJazz Meetings.
Personnel: Vincent Peirani (accordion); Emile Parisien (soprano saxophone); Leila Martial (vocals); Mathias Eick (trumpet); Tony Paeleman (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Yoann Serra (drums).
Liner Note Author: Ralf Dombrowski.
Illustrators: Ralf Dombrowski; Nik Merkulov.
Photographers: Ralf Dombrowski; Nik Merkulov.
Translator: Jonathan Uhlaner.