Louis Sclavis - Characters On A Wall
Clarinet - Louis Sclavis
01 L'heure Pasolini 02 Shadows And Lines 03 La dame de Martigues 04 Extases 05 Esquisse 1 06 Prison 07 Esquisse 2 08 Darwich dans la ville
2019 release. Louis Sclavis's 13th ECM recording finds the French clarinetist drawing inspiration from two sources the street art of Ernest Pignon-Ernest, and the interpretive originality of a splendid new quartet. Pignon-Ernest's works were previously the subject of Sclavis's highly acclaimed 2002 recording Napoli's Walls. This time Sclavis looks at a broader range of the artist's in situ collages from Ramallah to Rome, in search of "a dynamic, a movement that will give birth to a rhythm, an emotion, a song." In the Sclavis group, gifted bassist Sarah Murcia and expressive drummer Christophe Lavergne join pianist Benjamjn Moussay (a key collaborator on Sources and Silk and Salt Melodies) making this the first time Sclavis has explored in characteristically individual fashion - the classic jazz format of reeds, piano, bass and drums on an ECM disc. Recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the South of France and produced by Manfred Eicher.