Big Four – Seven Years (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 56:36 minutes | 673 MB | Genre: Jazz
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With its fourth album „Seven Years“ the Big Four quartet, led by saxophonist Julien Soro, celebrates seven years of successful collaboration and mutual musical discovery.
These recordings provided a wonderful opportunity to work with the talented trumpeter, Quentin Ghomari. He is not only musical leader of the Papanosh quintet, but also a member of the larger ensemble Ping Machine. In this combined repertoire, with works composed by each of the musicians, the trumpeter introduces his own momentum and brings additional colours to the musical spectrum.
Besides, the time is ripe to take on new challenges. For Julien Soro this means writing a suite: Temps Libre. Four movements, which metaphorically describe the rhythm of our lives: dreaming, walking, running and dancing.
It was fundamentally important for Big Four to record this CD ‘live’ in order to capture for the listener the immediacy, energy and unrestrained interaction of the musicians as they gave themselves free rein in this ‘safety-net-free’ experience.
At first hearing, this new opus awakens a certain nostalgia; one imagines seeing oneself growing up and there is a sense of the years of one’s life passing by. But beyond these thoughts there remains the desire to create space with the music for play, communication and fulfillment.
01 – Voyou
02 – Pretty Much Henry
03 – Zéphyr
04 – Boule de neige
05 – 160 bpm
06 – Suite Temps Libre: Rêver
07 – Suite Temps Libre: Marcher
08 – Suite Temps Libre: Courir
09 – Suite Temps Libre: Danser
Julien Soro, alto saxophone
Stéphan Caracci, vibraphone
Fabien Debellefontaine, sousaphone
Rafaël Koerner, drums
Quentin Ghomari, trumpet