about this album
about "faux semblants"
An orthography designed to make apparent the idea according to which this band works; and if you see only one shape it is not that of a musician, but that of an ensemble whose quest is to evolve in music as a single entity rather than as a conglomerate.
The choice of instruments underlines this commitment: no harmony instruments (for a new distribution of roles) and a wind bass that can at times melt into the sound of the band and participate more closely in the dialogues.
As for me, the choice of musicians leaves an important human dimension in the sense that for us all music is a vehicle, and that if one likes to use it, it is always to take the listener on a journey. Here we have excellent “chauffeurs”.
The work of writing is adventurous rather than revolutionary. Nothing is forbidden if our artistic needs are satisfied and we want to make jazz more for our way of using the material rather than for the choice of the material itself. Médéric Collignon, Christophe Lavergne, Alban Darche and Patrick Charnois are known for bombarding material until it splits and releases energy. Into this atomiser, then, we put waltzes, tangos, swing, straight, funk, triple time, silence, and many other elements and we have made it into darkness, blue skies, laughter, pride, silence (not easy to completely explode), loving feeling, in sum, a whole load of things that we share with people on this planet.