Hong is a delicate, subtle and very original album. The “traditional” jazz Big Band is revisited. The flute and the oboe replace the trumpets, the clarinet, the soprano saxophone and the bass clarinet replace the saxophones and the horns take the place of the trombones. Counterpoint, modern compositional techniques (musical palindrome) as well as the contribution of the Sonata form (bi-thematic, tri-thematic) are the foundation of Arteskor Orkestra.
The album can be listened to like watching great cinema. The casting is dreamy, the scenes follow one another, the dialogues are rich, the emotions are flowing. The whole thing is projected meticulously, carefully and passionately.
Space Fakir Crumpled Face Fast Hope Hong Shameless Blue Winter Scales The Golden Age Asian Spring
All compositions by Laurent Bonnot Published by Éditions Amoc
ARTESKOR ORKESTRA Sylvaine Hélary – flute and bass flute Balthazar Naturel – oboe and English horn Stéphane Guillaume – soprano saxophone and tenor saxophone Élodie Pasquier – clarinet Maxime Berton – bass clarinet and baritone saxophone Armand Dubois-Gourut – French horn Corentin Billet – French horn Manuel Rocheman – piano Laurent Bonnot – acoustic bass Louis Moutin – drums
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Nicolas Charlier at Studio Besco Released by Juste Une Trace Photographs by Edith Gaudy Graphic Design by Corinne Garino Produced by Engilmusic with support : SACEM Release date : 10-09-2021