French artists Michel Edelin (flute), Jacques Di Donato (reeds), Jean-Jacques Avenel (bass) and Simon Goubert (drums) in a melodic and creative jazz album that surprises in beautiful and unusual compositional structures.
Edelin, Michel Quartet
Released in: France
"...The accent is put on the song, on melodic fluidity and rhythmic scansion, on the exactness of the narrative architecture, and one always keeps a respectful distance with large lyrical effusions and the emphatic expression of emotions. Michel Edelin, Jacques Di Donato, Jean-Jacques Avenel et Simon Goubert know how to calculate their phrases, sometimes as far as ellipse, they know how to delicately retie them, to proceed by allusions, sudden cuts, amused ruptures, leaps, tensions, parenthesis. One reaches an instant plenitude ("A line, a few summary vibrations, and everything becomes clear", as Mallarmé wrote) irresistably seductive while, paradoxically, the improvisations flee the affected poetic style and take a malicious pleasure in thwarting the discourse which, by the rhythm and range would ring too pure, too beautiful... Bernard Aimé, extrait des notes de pochette"-RogueArt
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"Michel Edelin is a French jazz flautist born in Paris 25 February 1941. Self-taught, he became known for his participation in the unique recording of progressive rock band Triode 1.
In the 1980s, he created his own groups: a sextet "Flutes Encounter" with François Couturier, François Méchali, Christian Lété, Denis Barbier and Jean Querlier. Then a quartet with Nico Nissim, Andy Emler, François Méchali, Peter Gritz, François Verly and Fredy Studer. A nonet in collaboration with François Méchali in which we find members of his quartet as well as Yochk'o Seffer, Michel Godard, Philippe Legris, Maurice Magnoni, Philippe Maté, Jacques Di Donato, Tony Lakatos, Jean-François Canape, Jean Querlier, Jeff Sicard, Jean-Marc Larché.
In the 1990s, he was invited to the quintet of the flautist Dave Valentin on the occasion of his European tour (festivals of Sète, Vienna, Montreux). He participated in Jérôme Bourdellon's "Flute Europe Express" with Barry Altschul, François Méchali and Jiri Stivin. He created a new quartet with Jacques Di Donato, Jean-Jacques Avenel and Simon Goubert.
In 2000, a duet with François Méchali, Recording of a duet with the Portuguese flautist Carlos Bechegas, Creation of a trio with John Betsch and Jean-Jacques Avenel Quintet with Jacques Di Donato, François Couturier, François Méchali and Daniel Humair who recorded two discs.
He joined the group "Waraba" by Jean-Jacques Avenel with Yakhouba Sissokho, Lansiné Kouyaté and Moriba Koïta. He plays frequently in Steve Potts orchestras where he finds Sophia Domancich, Stéphane Kérecki, Bruno Rousselet, Thomas Savy, Michael Felberbaum, Richard Portier and musicians playing in his own bands.
Other events include Bénédicte Alexandre-Gil, Thierry Balasse, Jeff Boudreaux, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Manu Codja, Philippe Deschepper, Eric Groleau, Chris Hayward, Kristof Hiriart, Alain Jean-Marie and David Jisse, Francois Laizeau, Serge de Laubier, Malik Mezzadri, Phil Minton, André Minvielle, Adam Nessbaum, Ronnie Lynn Patterson, Barre Philips, Larry Schneider, Hervé Sellin, Olivier Sens, Wilfried Wedling, Louis Winsberg and Camel Zekri...
He invited the flautist Nicole Mitchell and the violist Steve Lehman to join his trio for the Sons d'hiver festival. Steve Lehman also participates in the "Dolphy Spirit" in which the three instruments of the reference musician are represented: sax alto, flute and bass clarinet (Thomas Savy). Steve Lehman is also the special guest of "Kuntu", the record of Michel Edelin Trio. Nicole Mitchell (flute) and his "Indigo Trio" (Harisson Bankhead and Hamid Drake) invite Michel Edelin for two concerts (the South Pole in Strasbourg and the festival of Junas) and a recording for Rogueart.
In 2013 he created "Flute Fever", bringing together the flute players Sylvaine Hélary, Ludivine Issambourg, bassist Peter Giron and drummer John Betsch 2.
In 2014, at the Sons d'Hiver festival, the trombonist Steve Swell (en) is the guest of the quartet which then integrates the bassist Stéphane Kérecki. Steve Swell and Michel Edelin also play a duet at the loft Rogueart.
He is scheduled at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival as part of "Spotlight on french jazz" where he plays with cellist Tomeka Reid, bassist Clyde Reed and drummer Dylan van der Schyff.
He is the author of "Ze Blue Note", opera-theater for quintet and choir of children also declined in oratorio under the title of "Voices for a Blue note". "-Wikipedia translated by Google. (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Edelin&prev=search)
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Recorded by Laurent Codoul on May 26th and 27th, 2011 at La Muse en Circuit, Alfortville, France.
Michel Edelin-flute, alto flute, bass flute
Jacques Di Donato-bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Jean-Jacques Avenel-double bass
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1. Simon's Bubbles 4:57
2. Danse avec l'Ours 4:51
3. Old and Beautiful Story 6:48
4. Tristezza Della Diva 4:13
5. Le Chat et la Souris 2:03
6. Errance Carminee 6:22
7. Jet Lag 5:53
8. Tales of Seven Lizards 5:12
9. Bailes de Tango 4:29
10. Witches 4:23
11. Black Snow 4:02