MP3 Loïc Dequidt Quartet - Nomade
...The music on ''Nomade'' combines the energy in jazz and Nordic airiness. Each composition has its own story and inï¬uences - from Gipsy and Ethiopian music to Scandinavian jazz.
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JAZZ: Contemporary Jazz, JAZZ: Jazz quartet
Last fall, French pianist LoÃ¯c Dequidt formed a new quartet, featuring the Scottish sax star and a Swedish rhythm section of the highest caliber. He composed new music for this occasion and the group made a tour of Sweden and recorded the album âNomadeâ, available here and now!
Tommy Smith â saxophones
LoÃ¯c Dequidt â piano
Mattias Hjorth â double bass
Peter Nilsson â drums
LoÃ¯c Dequidt got his education in France and Italy, studying jazz, classical harmony and Indian tabla â from masters in each ï¬eld. He has established himself on the European jazz scene as a soloist, sideman, composer and bandleader. He moved to Sweden in 2003, a move that has also affected his music. In 2006, LoÃ¯c Dequidt Trio released âLayersâ (KOPACD 011), an album that was very well received in both Sweden and France.
Tommy Smithâs CV, since touring and recording the Whiz Kids (ECM Records) album with vibraphonist Gary Burton at the age of eighteen, includes a total of twenty-three albums under his own name. He has recorded and toured with world-renowned jazz musicians including Joe Lovano, David Liebman, Benny Golson, Joe Locke, Gary Burton, Chick Corea, Tommy Flanagan, John
Scoï¬eld, John Patittucci, Miroslav Vitous, Arild Andersen, Trilok Gurtu, Jack DeJohnette, Jon Christensen and Kenny Wheeler.
LoÃ¯c Dequidt and Tommy Smith ï¬rst played together in 1994 in Lille, France. Since then, they have done various projects and performed in France, Belgium, Scotland and Yemen.
Mattias Hjorth and Peter Nilsson are â together or separately â some of the most in demand rhythm section players in Sweden.
This new quartet is something of a dream team for Dequidt and the four members really found each other musically from the very ï¬rst moment. Their music combines the energy in jazz and Nordic airiness. Each composition has its own story and inï¬uences - from Gipsy and Ethiopian music to Scandinavian jazz - and it might be a good image of Dequidt''s own musical personality as of today.
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