Composer and bass player Laurent Bonnot has no will to attach himself to a particular musical genre. His music is a fresq that presents varied landscapes, free and easy to access, in the Jazz family.
Watercolors and oil paintings follow one another to support an always fine and delicate writing, which he performs freely, with Marc Copland on the piano, Ramon lopez on drums and Gueorgui Kornazov playing the trombone. Without wanting to compare with the great French composers of the early 20th century, Laurent Bonnot qualifies his new album Impressionist.
« My influences, I have some, obviously. As for my instrument, there are two bass players who speak to me : Steve Swallow and Carles Benavent.
I admire them a lot, but in terms of my aesthetic, there are only those two. Otherwise, my references are saxophonists (Bob Berg, Chris Potter …) and guitarists (Abercombie, Frisell, Nguyen Lê) .»
« I didn’t write SONGS FOR OSCAR with a particular aesthetic in mind, but more in ways of composition. Themes from the end are often palindromes of the theme, there are a lot of key changes, often one per measure. There are also a lot of rythmic equivalence and odd metrics.»