Barde, Jér™me

Sunnyside, 2003CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 10.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4-
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Guitarist Barde is a student of his instrument. He has so much passion that he has designed the Bardophone, his unique guitar design that we hope to hear on a future recording. Unfortunately, it was not finished in time for this session, only the photo shoots. But the more pertinent point is the quality of Jér™me’s playing here. It’s excellent! He is very deliberate, playing each note with distinction followed closely by pianist Baptiste Trotignon. Bassist Vincent Artaud and drummer Daniel Bruno-Garcia round out the quartet. They play all new music written by Barde. It’s a cross between fusion and cool bop that resonates well in our sweet spot, well beyond a few good riffs but not so complex as to require 200% of your concentration for enjoyment.