With the participation of: Emile Parisien, Wolfgang Reisinger
Virtuoso musician and professor of classical double bass at the Paris Conservatoire, Jean-Paul Celea is one of those rare soloists who is as convincing in classical or contemporary music as in jazz – where the rigour of his aesthetic choices and openness to the freest forms of today's music are served by a sumptuous sonority.
Constantly affirming his taste for bridges, Celea is now initiating this new trio with his longstanding accomplice Wolfgang Reisinger, a major player on the Austrian scene, in particular within the Vienna Art Orchestra. Sought after by such masters as Dave Liebman and Joachim Kühn, their tandem stands out as one of the most luxurious European rhythmics of the time. At their side, Émile Parisien, a young saxophonist of surprising maturity, whose modernity and energy wonderfully prolong Coltrane's heritage.
The trio takes a new look at historical or unpublished compositions by Ornette Coleman, whose melodic invention and rhythmic flexibility offer musicians, and in particular bass players, great freedom of execution and exceptional harmonic invention. Here, in perfect interactivity with Émile Parisien and Wolfgang Reisinger, Celea imposes his contrasted vision of Colemanian universes: intense, luminous, refined, and always with this consummate art of immediacy coupled with a knowledge of the instrument and its languages that place him in the forefront of bass players on the current scene.