Pannonica. Laurent Courthaliac Trio W/ Ron Carter
Label: Jazz Village
Laurent Courthaliac Trio, Ron Carter (bass)
Different stories of love, art and family populate this recording, which resonates like a prestigious, vintage Grand Cru. Pianist Laurent Courthaliac pays tribute to be-bop and its patron muse, the baroness Pannonica de Koeenigswarter â€“ "Nica" â€“ whose granddaughter Nadine designed the artwork. The repertoire mixes and mingles Courthaliac's originals with those of jazz giants from that time, including iconic legend Thelonious Monk. The trio, led by its pianist (sublime quality guaranteed: bassist Ron Carter performs on two thirds of the tracks), guides us through the intricacies of an era and style that goes beyond modern.