It's impossible to do the CZ Festival without giving a special mention to the Quin'up's new album released last month!
"A torrent of energy and raw strength (...), swing, mastery and virtuosity (...), poetry (...) and swaying grooves", Alex Duthil, Open Jazz, France Musique
The 1st as the 2nd album celebrates their mentors. "It is the tour de force of this formation which defies the inexorable gravity of the time which passes. The freshness of this music enchants us and plays with the heritage to sublimate it", Joe Farmer, RFI
The duo composed of pianist Mario Canonge and bassist Michel Zenino is joined by some of the most talented musicians on the current jazz scene to form a high-flying quintet, combining jazz, the Caribbean and hard bop: the drummer and composer Arnaud Dolmen from Guadeloupe, author of two critically acclaimed records. In 2022, he won the Victoire du Jazz awards in the categories "Revelation", "Musician of the Year" and Top 3 of the best drummers of the year according to Jazz Magazine and Jazz News; trumpeter and guitarist Josiah Woodson, winner of a Grammy Award as Beyoncé's sideman; and saxophonist Ricardo Izquierdo, honored twice with a Revelation trophy from the monthly Jazz Magazine in 2014 and 2017.
The Quint'Up presents a jazz that could not be more refreshing, rooted in tradition, with modernism energized by the talent of its youngest performers. Mario Canonge and Michel Zenino, more symbiotic than ever, hold the ensemble with masterly hands, thanks to compositions and arrangements made to measure.
MARIO CANONGE piano
MICHEL ZENINO cbass
RICARDO IZQUIERDO sax
JOSIAH WOODSON trumpet
ARNAUD DOLMEN drums