Sclavis, Louis

ECM, 2009CD
Instrument: Clarinet

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
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Performance: 3
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: French clarinetist Louis Sclavis is one of the more creative jazz artists using music as his canvas to express a wide range of thoughts. On this outing he assembles a band with Maxime Delpierre (g), Franois Merville (d), Matthieu Metzger (sax) and Olivier Lété (b). As usual, Sclavis is completely unpredictable in his effort mixing classical structure with rock and jazz-fusion. There are moments of brilliance as on the opener “De Charybde en Scylia”, a frisky fusion tune and with the mysterious “Le Sommeil Des Sirnes”. If you can follow his theme, you may reach nirvana, otherwise there are selective gems for many pallets here.


Publicist: ECM Records