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20 de nov de 2013

Biréli Lagrène - Le Meilleur des Années Blue Note


Indo direto ao ponto, este novo post aqui no Som Mutante, nos traz um álbum triplo do excelente guitarrista francês, de origem cigana (assim como também era sua maior influência, Django Reinhardt) Biréli Lagrène. Para aqueles que não estão associando o nome à pessoa, devemos lembrar alguns dos múcicos que foram seus parceiros, ou os medalhões que ele acompanhou no início de sua brilhante carreira: Jaco Pastorius, Larry Coryell, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Stéphane Grappelli, Benny Carter, Al Di Meola, Henri Salvador, Miroslav Vitous dentre tantas feras do jazz e do fusion.

Feitas as apresentações, agora é só curtir e se deixar levar pela musicalidade rica e contagiante deste músico de tradições e ao mesmo tempo inovação no meio do jazz, fusion e por que não, do rock.





Biréli Lagrène (born September 4, 1966) is a French guitarist and bassist. He came to prominence in the 1980s for his Django Reinhardt-influenced style on the guitar, as well as for being a jazz fusion virtuoso on the electric guitar. He often performs within the swing, jazz fusion and post-bop mediums. In the 80´s he recorded some albums on Jaco Pastorius Band

WEBSITE:
http://www.bireli-lagrene.com/


 


LE MEILLEUR DES ANNÉES BLUE NOTE

Dans les années 80, Biréli Lagrène s'éloigne du répertoire de Django Reinhardt, et tel le maître du jazz manouche avant lui, traverse l’atlantique. Les vibrations électriques de New York, la radicalité et l’énergie de musiciens tels que Larry Coryell ou Jaco Pastorius l’amènent alors à adopter un son plus rock. Enthousiaste, le prestigieux label Blue Note, en pleine mutation, le signe. Composant la quasi-intégralité de l’album « Inferno », ainsi qu’une grande partie de son successeur « Foreign Affairs ». Biréli plonge avec ces deux opus au cœur d’un jazz fusion généreux et immédiat, témoin de son esprit défricheur. Mais, face à la tentation de se laisser enfermer une fois de plus dans un style, il rentre à Paris en 1990 où, en compagnie des musiciens Vic Juris, Koono, Loïc Pontieux et Simon Pomara, il va graver le bien nommé « Acoustic Moments ». Racé, tout en déliés virtuoses, cet album fait la transition entre passé et présent avec les morceaux Made In France, Rhythm Things et Claire Marie ou la reprise du Impressions de John Coltrane. Les doigts de Biréli se lancent ici dans des cavalcades effrénées ; il se permet même un pied-de-nez avec le morceau final Metal Earthquake.Allier naturel et dextérité. Tel pourrait être en effet son mantra. L’année 1992 va de nouveau marqué un tournant, puisque secondé de André Ceccarelli et Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, il enregistre « Standards », un de ses plus beaux disques, qui revisite douze morceaux incontournables (C'est Si Bon, Stella By Starlight, Smile, Autumn Leaves, Nuages, entres autres… ) EMI compile et nous propose un triple album qui retrace à merveille le parcours atypique et multiple de Biréli Lagrène, guitariste hors-norme sans lequel le jazz actuel ne serait pas tout à fait le même. BIRÉLI LAGRÈNE - Coffret éponyme / 3 CD - EMI 2012




BIO:

Biréli Lagrène was born on September 4, 1966, in Soufflenheim, Bas-Rhin Alsace, France, in a traditional Manouche-Romani people (Gypsy) family and community. He started playing the guitar at the age of four. He grew up in the loving but tough environment of the "tzigane". His father Fisso (a very gifted violinist), his mother Berga and his brother Gaiti were his biggest influences. When, at the age of eight, he covered Django Reinhardt's repertoire, his relatives were already calling him a child prodigy. Winning a Romani music festival in Strasbourg at the age of twelve gave him the opportunity to tour in Germany and, later, to record his performance on the LP Routes To Django - live At The Krokodil.

Offered a chance to leave for the United States, Lagrène met some of the most distinguished jazz musicians on the international scene, such as Stéphane Grappelli, Benny Goodman, and Benny Carter. In 1984, he met Larry Coryell in New York. Later, he was introduced to bassist Jaco Pastorius and ventured with him into jazz fusion. Together, they toured Europe, which contributed a great deal to Lagrène's musical emancipation. Lagrène has also performed live with guitarist Al Di Meola.

Back to a more traditional style, Lagrène recorded Gipsy Project and Gipsy Project and Friends in 2002. Along with his usual cohorts Diego Imbert (double bass) and Hono Winterstein (rhythm guitar), the latter session featured Henri Salvador and Thomas Dutronc (son of legendary French pop pair Françoise Hardy and Jacques Dutronc).




DISCOGRAPHY:

1980 Routes To Django - live At The Krokodil (jazzpoint)
1981 Biréli Swing '81
1981 Down in Town
1982 Fifteen (Antilles)
1983 Down In Town
1984 Live at the Canergie Hall relica
1985 Live with Vic Juris Inakustik
1985 A tribute to Django Reinhardt (Live at the Carnegie Hall & Freiburg Jazz Festival)
1986 Stuttgart Aria
1986 Heavy'n Jazz (Jaco Pastorius)
1986 Special Guests (Larry Coryell, Miroslav Vitous)
1987 Inferno
1988 Foreign Affairs
1989 Highlights
1990 Acoustic moments
1992 Standards Capitol
1994 Live in Marciac
1994 The Music of Django Reinhardt
1995 My favorite Django
1998 The One And Only, together with Jimmy Rosenberg and Angelo Debarre (Hot Club Records)
1998 Mike Reinhardt Choukar
1998 Blue Eyes
1999 Duet, together with Sylvain Luc
2000 A Tribute to Django Reinhardt: at the Carnegie H.and the Freiburg Jazz Fest.
2000 Frontpage with Dennis Chambers, Dominique Di Piazza
2001 Gipsy Project
2002 Gipsy Project & Friends
2004 Move
2004 Bireli Lagrene & Friends Live Jazz à Vienne (DVD).
2005 Bireli Lagrene & Gypsy Project Live in Paris DVD
2006 Djangology avec Big Band WDR de Cologne + solo To Bi or not to Bi
2007 Just the way you are
2008 Electric side
2009 Summertime, together with Sylvain Luc
2009 Gipsy Trio
2010 Djangologists with The Rosenberg Trio
2012 Bireli Lagrene & Sylvain Luc - Best Moments
2012 Mouvements