Steve Potts & Jobic Le Masson - Live at Console


FIN AVRIL 2022


The paths of Steve Potts and Jobic Le Masson have crossed frequently since the beginning of the 21st century, through collabo rations with many artists. They have performed together regularly for the past ten years, namely in a quartet with John Betsch and Peter Giron. The album “Song”, released on the Enja label in 2016, offers a document of the current career of the quartet. “Indispensable” in Jazz News and Jazz Hot, “Oui!” for Culture Jazz, **** for Jazz Magazine… The lockdown was an advantageous opportunity for the duo to make researches “like two scientists looking for a cure”. They concentrated themselves on developing a common language open to free improvisation and new compositions. The album “Live at Console”, recorded during the concert at the end of the rehearsals, demonstrates ample evidence of their incredible intimacy and complicity. “Magic piano accents, modal escapades led by a percussive drive, the pianist comes from a tradition not often evoked: from Thelonious Monk to Cecil Taylor via Mal Waldron or Andrew Hill.” Jobic Le Masson, by Thierry Lepin in Jazzman “The saxophone playing of Steve Potts reveals and brings together many years of jazz history.” Jazz Trotter, France Musique

Lp, Album 22,00