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Silk And Salt Melodies

Louis Sclavis Quartet

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1
Le parfum de l’éxil
Louis Sclavis Quartet
9:00
2
L’homme sud
Louis Sclavis Quartet
9:22
3
L’autre rive
Louis Sclavis Quartet
8:16
4
Sel et soie
Louis Sclavis Quartet
7:36
5
Dance For Horses
Louis Sclavis Quartet
6:59
6
Des feux lointains
Louis Sclavis Quartet
5:49
7
Cortège
Louis Sclavis Quartet
8:41
8
Dust And Dogs
Louis Sclavis Quartet
5:50
9
Prato plage
Louis Sclavis Quartet
1:06
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:39
"... the manifestation of Sclavis's vision of a surreal and exotic journey, but on a less analytical level it is an appreciation of musicianship."
- All About Jazz

Leading French clarinetist, composer and improviser Louis Sclavis continues his musical adventures with Gilles Coronado and Benjamin Moussay, who contributed creatively to his 2011 Atlas Trio album Sources. On this 2014 release, Sclavis's trio is joined by Iranian classical percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, master of the zarb, who brings a new dimension to their world of sound. Travelling melodies and rhythms predominate; changing contexts inspire some of Sclavis’s finest clarinet playing. Adventurous contemporary music, says Sclavis, can be broad enough to embrace different but complementary traditions.

"Silk And Salt indicates my desire for this work to take an imaginary, nomadic, Central Asian route, but also to address the idea of emigration in world history. In this case, journeying away from and back to jazz."
- Louis Sclavis
88.2 kHz / 24-bit* PCM - ECM Records Studio Masters

*Track 9 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM.

Recorded March 2014
Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fointaines
Engineers: Gérard de Haro, Romain Castera
Cover photo: Louis Sclavis
Liner photos: Olivier Degen (group), Luc Jennepin
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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