Sunday, June 24, 2012


For his latest project, French flutist and composer Joce Mienniel assambled three trios. These trios included musicians from different musical backgrounds.
Each trio performed four pieces of music and one of these was performed by each trio.
Hence, the recipe.

Joce Mienniel's choice of musicians was excellent and the compositions that he picked are just great. I could name a few, but I prefer to give the entire list.

joce mienniel: flutes, voice, electronics 1 - 12

aymeric avice: trumpet, electronics 1, 6, 8, 12
sylvain rifflet: clarinet , electronics 1, 6, 8, 12
vincent lafont: fender rhodes, electronics 3, 9, 10, 11
antonin rayon: hammond b3 3, 9, 10, 11
eve risser: prepaired piano 2, 4, 5, 7
philippe gordiani: electric and acoustic guitars, electronics 2, 4, 5, 7
  1. box 25/4 lid (h.hopper, m.ratledge)
  2. mozambic (m.portal)
  3. the band over the clouds (s.texier)
  4. the pirate of penance (j.mitchell)
  5. box 25/4 lid (h.hopper, m.ratledge)
  6. max mon amour (m.portal)
  7. big swifty (f.zappa)
  8. immature (björk)
  9. continuum (j.pastorius)
  10. box 25/4 lid (h.hopper, m.ratledge)
  11. the modern things (björk, g.massey)
  12. turkish mambo (l.tristano)

It was Zappa's 'Big Swifty' that made me want to check out this recording. It was the perfect bait to find an impressive album.
On "Paris Short Stories Saison 1", Joce Mienniel and his fellow musicians use a modern and experimental approach to give a personal view upon a number of beautiful compositions.
Great concept. Excellent result.
Recommended listening.

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