An evening of Spedidam musicians is held for the Jazz Festival in Saint-Germain-des-Prés Paris with :
First part: SYLVAIN RIFFLET "RE FOCUS" & L'ENSEMBLE APPASSIONATO conducted by MATHIEU HERZOG
Getz, Rifflet et Appassionato : a triple threat. Sylvain Rifflet, one of the most creative saxophonists and composers of his generation, has made a childhood dream come true with “Re Focus. In it, he pays a vivid and accomplished tribute to his master, the legendary Stan Getz, and to his album “Focus” – his all-time favorite – released in 1961 by Verve, where the saxophonist improvised to music written by Eddie Sauter for a string orchestra. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, this masterpiece shines the light on Sylvain Rifflet’s rewriting genius and talent to renew the oh-so-successful combination jazz and classical music had made in 1961. To that end, he has surrounded himself with the excellent ensemble Appassionato, as comfortable with Mozart as with Getz. Conducted by Mathieu Herzog, the quartet completes and bounces off the refined, powerful and lyrical way the saxophonist plays. A strong piece and one of the most exciting concerts of the year.
S. Rifflet : saxophone, compositions / F. Nisse : doubleras / G. Lantonet : percussions, drums / M. Herzog : conductor & alto / R. Rière : violin / A. Fillon : violin / S. Dechambre : cello
FRED PALLEM & LE SACRE DU TYMPAN « L’ODYSSÉE » + GUESTS : CHRISTOPHE MONNIOT, THOMAS DE POURQUERY + SURPRISE
Eight years after the joyful “SoundTrax” and after brilliantly revisiting the repertoires of François de Roubaix, Blaxploitation soundtracks and cult animation themes, composer/conductor/arranger/multi-instrumentalist (bass, piano, guitar) Fred Pallem is back with an album he composed entirely. For this ecstatic “Oddyssey”, which marks the twentieth anniversary of this supersonic big band, Le Sacre du Tympan is for the first time enhanced with strings. Fred Pallem takes up with what has made him the enfant terrible of big band jazz, deliberately eclectic, refusing to limit himself to one single genre.
Invoking the spirit of those who have inspired him, he’s composed a series of epic pieces. Here, sparkling brass instrument contrasts with tense violins, there the groove of a raging bass fights against menacing strings, Ornett Coleman infiltrates Ennio Morricone’s universe, Bernard Hermann mixes with the saturated colors of electric Miles, Lalo Schifrin marries Fela, Memphis Sound cohabits with John Barry…
Close your eyes, voyaging listeners, and imagine the movie this music inspires. Embark on an enchanting, entrancing sound and film journey.
F. Pallem: conductor, bass/ C. Roch: tenor saxophone, clarinet bass/ R. Sciuto: flute, baritone saxophone / S. Palis : keyboards/ S. Bardiau: trumpet, bugle/ R. Khoury : trombone/ G. Magne: guitar/ V. Taeger: drums /A. Le Pape : violin/ A. Branger : violin/ S. Morfin : alto violin