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KAHMSÏN NoSax NoClar


reference number : J2086
release date : 27/10/2020
Photos : PORTRAITS BY JEF RABILLON, COVER BY LAURA OLLIVIER & PAULINE LE GAL

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KAHMSÏN

A propos du disque

With this first album, Bastien Weeger and Julien Stella have breath to spare! They have no choice but to reinvent themselves relentlessly, deploying the energy it takes to keep the sound going while exploring the rhythmic, harmonic and timbral possibilities. They set off as free as the air and set out on a journey on the back of clarinets and saxophones.

Listening to "Kahmsïn" an intimate reverie immediately sets in. We feel the warmth of a complicity that unites these two, we are at the heart of their exchanges and the dialogue that each of them nourishes in its own way.

If Julien Stella and Bastien Weeger have known each other for more than a decade, they have very singular artistic backgrounds and universes. It is in Tours they observe each other for the first time. The baptism of fire will come later, wait and see. Yet, in 2011, who would have imagined them on the same train? How did Bastien Weeger, winner of the Concours National de Jazz de la Défense, and Julien Stella, winner of the French Beatbox Championship, plan such an adventure? By playing together in the band Groove Catchers for several years they finally need to dig into acoustic sound and to blow until finding the blueprint.
"Kahmsïn" is certainly a turning point for NoSax NoClar. The video shot in the Notre Dame de Bon Port church (Nantes) in 2018 officializes and propels the duo. The setting is majestic, the music is serious, inspired. The first concerts seduced festivals and audiences alike. The search for a composite and singular sound imposes itself as the aesthetic signature of the duo. We recognize NoSax NoClar but we can't say exactly where this sound comes from, nor in which direction it will go tomorrow.

concerts

It's not an exhaustive list.

september 2020
30  concert  NoSax NoClar @ Europa Jazz, Le Mans, France

october 2020
09  concert  NoSax NoClar @ Théâtre de Vanves, France
11  concert  NoSax NoClar @ Détours de Babel, Grenoble
17  concert  NoSax NoClar @ Tourcoing Jazz Festival, France
18  concert  NoSax NoClar @ Sunnyside Festival, Reims
28  concert  NoSax NoClar @ Opus Jazz Club, Budapest, Hongrie
31  concert  NoSax NoClar @ Festival Jazzèbre, Perpignan, France

november 2020
04  concert  NoSax NoClar @ SMAC 07, Privas, France
05  concert  NoSax NoClar @ SMAC 07, Annonay, France
06  concert  NoSax NoClar @ L'Arsenal, Metz, France
13  concert  NoSax NoClar @ JAZZDOR, Strasbourg, France

december 2020
01  concert  NoSax NoClar @ Péniche Anitpode, Paris, France
02  concert  NoSax NoClar @ Metronum, Toulouse, France
05  concert  NoSax NoClar @ Scène Nationale, Orléans, France
13  concert  NoSax NoClar @ L'Estran, Guidel

tracklist

01. WILSON
02. SANDMAN
03. MOON
04. KAHMSIN
05. L'IRLANDAIS DU SUD intro
06. L'IRLANDAIS DU SUD
07. 23
08. ROMAN ETUDE
09. RUE DES ABEILLES
10. PRITURI
11. L'IRLANDAIS DU SUD (alt. take)

Recorded at Le Batiskaf (FRA) and mixed by Timothée Funfrock (10/2019)

Mastered by Julien Climent at West Master

Graphic Artist:
Laura Ollivier - Mamé Lou

Layout Graphic Design:
Pauline Le Gal - Linop

Special thanks: Myriam Grupallo, Bijan Chemirani, Cécilia Guénéguo, Estelle Beauvineau, Stéphanie Moreau and all AJC team
Photos : PORTRAITS BY JEF RABILLON, COVER BY LAURA OLLIVIER & PAULINE LE GAL