New talent of the hexagonal jazz, sideman and leader, Simon Chivallon likes above all, the stage ! Light Blue, his latest album, goes with equal happiness from Monk to the Beatles, from Gabriel Fauré to Georges Brassens. The pianist assumes his love of melody and unveils a series of personal compositions that do not lack character. With a rare freshness of inspiration, his album brilliantly imposes the feeling and lyricism of an artist for whom jazz speaks for itself.
Thelonious Monk's artistic legacy remains one of the most original and fascinating that jazz has left. "Monk played the piano as if he had never seen one before," said the English writer Geoff Dyer in his book Jazz Improv. A paradox full of truth, because of his approach to music made of innocence and creativity, of a full immersion in an inner world from which he drew a mysterious strength. Masterpieces such as "Round Midnight", "Monk's Mood" or "Pannonica" are the fruit of this extraordinary creativity.
Simon Chivallon hosts the #PlaceAuxJeunes jam, one Sunday a month, accompanied by the talents of his generation, with generous tributes that speak to the greatest number. If jazz is a way of living music in the moment, Simon Chivallon is the embodiment of it, and each solo shows it by its spontaneity and its frankness. There is no room for pretence: what is played is what comes, a sensitivity that expresses itself, a talent that breathes and seeks to touch the listener.
SIMON CHIVALLON piano/lead
SLIM CHIKHAOUI double bass
PIERRE EDEN GUILBAUD drums