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Colin Vallon: Danse (ECM)

There is no dance music on Swiss pianist Colin Vallon’s Danse. At no point while listening would anyone really think, “This is danceable.” Perhaps he should have called it “Meditate.” The album, which features Patrice Moret on bass and Julian Sartorius on drums, contains pristine minimalist storytelling—sounds best suited for a moody afternoon or late-night … Read More “Colin Vallon: Danse (ECM)”

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Colin Vallon: Le Vent

The Colin Vallon Trio’s second ECM album picks up where the first, Rruga, left off, with its cool detachment, insistent grooves and post-postmodern sensibility. The Swiss pianist and his sidemen, bassist Patrice Moret and new drummer Julian Sartorius, deftly navigate this fairly new but already ingrained territory between piano jazz and rock. Vallon is a … Read More “Colin Vallon: Le Vent”

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