Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
This recording is special for two reasons. First, it highlights jazz talent from France; secondly, it features a bona fide group, not a mishmash of all-stars. Indeed, Prysm--pianist Pierre de Bethmann, Christophe Wallemme,... more »
This recording is special for two reasons. First, it highlights jazz talent from France; secondly, it features a bona fide group, not a mishmash of all-stars. Indeed, Prysm--pianist Pierre de Bethmann, Christophe Wallemme, and drummer-percussionist Benjamin Henocq--are a unit that creates, molds, and deconstructs harmony, rhythm, and melody in a way that only a group of individuals that has navigated the improvisational minefields together on a consistent basis can pull off. The trio plays with a '60s neoclassic vibe, especially on the pedal-pointed opener "The Way," the melodic mazes of "The Stone Cutter," and the Afro-tinged "Secret World" and "Extension." Wallemme's Ron Carter-grooved bass lines walk on "Upside Down" and the midtempoed "False Roots," while "Hope" flies with an optimistic waltz. De Bethmann's Herbie Hancock-Chick Corea stylings chant on the "Tao of Chloe." --Eugene Holley Jr.
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Ali Haluk | Istanbul, Turkey | 03/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, lyricism belongs to a human touch (or a piano), a lovely breathtaking (or a bass) and a stormy insight (or a drum). Is that the trio music or the sense of sensitivity and rhythm?If you enjoy francis lockwood, pierre alain goualch, franck avitabile and many other lyrical (but unmentioned) trios from France and especially the essence of jazz, than you'll enjoy the music of Prysm. Recommended..."