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Ceccaldi / Negro / Ceccaldi / Chennebault: La Scala (Ayler)

The French quartet of Theo Ceccaldi (violin), Roberto Negro (piano), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello), and Adrien Chennebault (drums), mixing an unlikely set of improvised and composed styles for music that is indescribably absorbing, adventurous, sophisticated, and inspired.

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UPC: 7320470171448

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD-138
Squidco Product Code: 19506

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Studio Alhambra Colbert in Rochefort-sur-Mer,France, on March 18th. 19th, and 20th, 2013, by Mathieu Pion.


Theo Ceccaldi-violin, viola

Roberto Negro-piano

Valentin Ceccaldi-cello

Adrien Chennebault-drums, percussion

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"Theo Ceccaldi surely figures among the great revelations of the hexagonal contemporary music. Taken on a jazz scene at a young age in very serious classical studies (punctuated by a First Violin Prize, writing and chamber music in 2004), but always attracted by the freedom of jazz, he has truly found his way by creating in 2010 with his brother Valentin on cello and William Aknine on guitar, an original trio linking the western chamber music tradition and free improvisation. Winner of Orléans'Jazz springboard in 2011, Theo Ceccaldi Trio has since confirmed all the good we could think of him signing another two discs for Ayler Records, and winning the device "Jazz Migration" 2014 AJC.

Founding member of the young trio Tricollectif, the violinist also participates actively in a series of trainings including the Toons (group of his brother Valentin), room quartet La Scala and Loving Suite Birdy So ​​pianist Roberto Negro (with Elise Caron ).

Praised by peers, Theo Ceccaldi recently enters the quartet led by Régis Huby iXi and Guillaume Roy, the project "A la recherche du roi frippé" Mederic Collignon revisiting music King Crimson, and the Franco-German byte TEE Pianist Hans Lüdemann whole and the new tentet Joelle Leandre "Can You Hear Me? "(Alongside Alexandra Grimal)."

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"Although born in Torino to Italian parents, Roberto Negro grew up in French-speaking Kinshasa, in Zaire, which gave him his first musical experiences.

Through a multitude of inter-disciplinary collaborations, Roberto has flirted with theatre, poetry and theatrical song . In 2011, he also participated in creating the musicians' association project "TRICOLLECTIF", which became the main focus for his creations. He founded the La Scala quartet with Théo Ceccaldi on violin, Valentin Ceccaldi on cello and Adrien Chennebault on drums, all members of Tricollectif, then in 2012, Loving Suite pour Birdy So, a sort of mini-opera for a string quintet and singer, with the singer Elise Caron, developing a deliciously moving variation on the subject of love, hovering between song, improvisation and a new version of classical traditions.

Always on the look out for new opportunities, refreshing experiences and idiomatic experiments that know no boundaries, Roberto Negro is currently working on a number of projects. On top of them, his brand new trio Dadada with Emile Parisien and Michele Rabbia will be recorded for Label Bleu. But also Garibaldi Plop, with Sylvain Darrifourcq and Valentin Ceccaldi the Kimono quartet with Christophe Monniot; his duo with Emile Parisien, Les Métanuits - a playful adaptation for saxophone and piano of first György Ligeti's string quartet; the duo with Théo Ceccaldi, Danse de Salon.

Since 2013 he collaborates as a composer, pianist and musical director with the theatrical company Les Veilleurs, leaded by Emilie Leroux.

His versatile style allows him to play alongside vastly different musicians, including Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Daniel Humair, Laurent Dehors, Franck Vaillant, Andy Emler, Joce Mienniel, David Enhco, Luis Vicente, Nicolas Crosse and Eric-Maria Couturier from the Ensemble Inter-Contemporain.

In 2016, Roberto is one of the " young revelations " for the french review Jazz Magazine."

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"Valentin Ceccaldi was born on February 3, 1989. He had the opportunity to study with Raphaële Semezis, Florian Lauridon, Joëlle Léandre, Vincent Courtois, Elise Dabrowski, Pascal Contet, PRINT and Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer. He regularly performs with Marcel & Solange (Third Group Prize at La Défense 2011), Théo Ceccaldi Trio (winner of Orléans'Jazz 2011, finalist of the Jazz Springboard in Vienna 2011), Walabix (winner Orléans'Jazz 2009, , MÃ © dic Collignon Quartet + Strings (project around King Crimson), Eric Amrofel Trio, Toons (Marcel & Solange + Theo Ceccaldi Trio) and Durio Zibethinus (acoustic duet). He multiplied the collaborations in universes ranging from classical music (Orchestra of Orleans, Orchestra of the Opéra de Massy) to the song (Emel Mathlouthi, Stéphan Rizon, Céline Mastrorelli, Al) , The badly dressed birds). In 2010, he co-founded The Builders of Bridges, a collective of improvisers based on Orléans."

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"Adrien Chennebault - Drums, Percussion. He started playing drums at the age of 11 at Musique & Equilibre with Eric L'Heudé, who will introduce him in parallel to Afro-Cuban drumming. It is then naturally, the ears full of music of all horizons, that it rubs with the improvisation and integrates the Quartier Jazz group, with which it will make its first weapons on stage and in studio.

In 2003 he joined the group Minuit Guibolles, playing an original repertoire around traditional French music, and striving to make a point of honor to dance, he co-founded in 2006 the band Dites 34 (Laureat Orléans' Jazz 2008), extending this work, always seeking to mix improvisation and dance within an original music. In 2009, he graduated from the Didier Lockwood Music Center, where he has the chance to work with André Charlier, Franck Agulhon, Dominique Di Piazza, Pierre de Bethmann, Stephane Huchard, Stephane Guillaume... It's the same year that he joins Walabix.

Today he also performs regularly with the Roberto Negro Trio, the Bled'Art Acoustic Band, Roads Quartet "Riding with Jack". He has had the opportunity to play in various international festivals such as: Ollin Kan Festival (Mexico City), Noorderzoon Festival (Gröningen, Netherlands), Miri Jazz Festival (Miri, Malaysia), Centro Historico Festival (Mexico City), International Jazz Festival of Guatemala (Guatemala), Brosella Folk & Jazz (Brussels, Belgium), Santa Agatha di Puglia (Lecce, Italy)... and participate in creations with the following artists: Israel Moreno (Chiapas, Mexico), Silverio Pessoa (Recife, Brazil), Byron Sosa (Guatemala City, Guatemala), Mauricio Sotelo (Mexico City), João Frade (Albufeira, Portugal)..."

-Tricollectif (Translated by Google) (

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track listing:

1. Zapoi 13:30

2. Enjambee 0:21

3. Free Dots To Pax, Part 1 5:24

4. Coucou hibou 4:46

5. Deauxieme Service 8:32

6. Nous N'Irons Pas En Disco Club Ce Soir 2:37

7. Free Dots To Pax, Part 2 6:11
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"An atypical ensemble, La Scala was born nearly two years ago as a result of a commission for a theatrical production. The idea here, though, is not so much theatre as ascension ("La Scala" meaning the ladder or the stairway in Italian), a vertiginous pathway through a spiral staircase, a paper stairway, a stepladder, an ever unpredictable rope ladder, used by a sure-footed four-man roped party with a constant ear to each other's movements.

A compact formation, La Scala forges ahead, straight to the core, to the top. In this programme of original music mixing improvisation and composition, navigating between tormented contemplation and explosive lyricism, the music unabashedly allows itself to be at turns minimalistic, crazy, improbable, festive or unbridled. It's as if Bartok, Schoenberg or Stockhausen had tried their hand at blues, bop, free jazz or even rock, yet still intensely sculpting the sonic texture while letting a sense of humour sneak in. There is no elevator to La Scala - one must climb up there by their own means, and fearlessly embark on this musical adventure."-Ayler Records

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