Obsession 3

by Andy Emler MEGAOCTET

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renek Really an amazing album ... it grooves , it swings and there is a place for everybody... brass, percussion and Andy Emler who is holding the whole boat with his piano ... a "Small Big Band" and one of the best Contemporary Jazz album from 2015 that I know ... Great ...
Dommage que l'album ne soit pas en 24 bits...
Hallo Jason... Listen up to Darius Jones Quartet feat. Emily Lesbros… The name of the album is «Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation)" 2015… Not avaible on Bandcamp... Favorite track: Tribalurban 2.
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ANDY EMLER .SONGWRITING. PIANO
CLAUDE TCHAMITCHIAN .DOUBLE BASS
ERIC ECHAMPARD .DRUMS
LAURENT BLONDIAU .TRUMPET
GUILLAUME ORTI .ALTO SAXOPHONE
PHILIPPE SELLAM .ALTO SAXOPHONE
LAURENT DEHORS .TENOR SAXOPHONE
FRANÇOIS THUILLIER .SNORKEL
FRANÇOIS VERLY .PERCUSSIONS

"It rings, clicks, roars and whispers. Like Mingus, it explodes, rumbles and exudes. Such is the MegaOctet : larger than a small group, smaller that a big band. The cleverest, craziest of habitable worlds" FRANCIS MARMANDE
Three years after the acclaimed E Total, Andy Emler's MegaOctet, that 'laboratory of the most beautiful audacities'
in the words of André Francis, is back on the La Buissonne label with its outstanding cast, total freedom and penchant for creative constraints.
When he embarked on the writing of Obsession 3 – the MegaOctet’s seventh album, originally a commission from Germany’s national radio WDR and recorded over two days with Gérard de Haro at his legendary studios in Pernes-les-Fontaines – what Andy Emler, whom Le Nouveau Dictionnaire du Jazz has called a 'catalyst of enthusiasms', had in mind was to have all the music in three-time.
"A three-time where one would be mistaken to expect the dizziness of a waltz – a whole other kind of dizziness is at work here, partly because those three beats are often difficult to locate", wrote Jazz Magazine’s Franck Bergerot in his review of the new work’s French premiere, at the Jazz aux Écluses festival in 2014.
Alongside the MegaOctet, first formed in 1989 with "eight of their generation’s most flamboyant improvisers", Andy Emler has performed in many different groups, notably alongside Michel Portal, whom he first met in 1985, François Jeanneau, Marc Ducret or Dave Liebman. He has trained music academy teachers in improvisation, received numerous commissions for a wide range of ensembles and formats, written music for the theatrical production of Jean Échenoz’s Ravel, worked regularly in the contemporary music field, made three trio albums with Claude Tchamitchian and Eric Echampard, a solo work for multiple pianos (2008’s For Better Times), etc. In 2014, having already earned such prestigious awards as the Victoire du Jazz (twice), the Prix de l’Académie du Jazz and the Django d’Or (three times), he was made Knight of the French Order of Arts and Letters.

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Après “E total“ dont l’argument de base était : “toutes les pièces sont sur une fondamentale de la note Mi“, “Obsession 3“  est un programme musical où toutes les compositions (ou presque…) sont en 3 temps. 
Une autre “contrainte“ que le compositeur se donne pour y chercher et prolonger son travail sur la forme. 
C'est un balancement rythmique obsessionnel dans l’oeuvre d’Andy Emler, une dynamique orchestrale nouvelle qui lui font dire : “il fallait que je l’assume, que je l’exorcise un jour…“. (Andy Emler)

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released October 16, 2015

Recorded live at La Buissonne studios on December 16 & 17th, 2014 by Gérard de Haro and Nicolas Baillard.
Mixing by Gérard de Haro and Andy Emler at La Buissonne studios – Pernes-les-Fontaines.
Mastering by Nicolas Baillard.
CONTACT La Compagnie aime l’air 00 33 1 48 36 47 08 thierry.virolle@wanadoo.fr
www.andyemler.eu
www.labuissonne.com

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