Saxophonist Emile Parisien is one of the most important protagonists of contemporary French jazz. A jazz visionary, who may have one foot in that ancient soil, but his gaze is firmly fixed on the future. The leading French newspaper Le Monde has called him “the best new thing that has happened in European jazz for a long time,” while the Hamburg radio station NDR made the point of telling its listeners to give Parisien their “undivided attention.” The reference points on Parisien’s personal musical map are very widely spread indeed. They range from the popular folk traditions of his homeland to the compositional rigour of contemporary classical music, and also to the abstraction of free jazz. And yet everything he does has a naturalness and authenticity about it. Rather than appearing pre-meditated or constrained, his music has a flow, he traverses genres with a remarkable fleetness of foot and an effortless inevitability. What is it that makes the simple urgency of Parisien’s music quite so enjoyable? How does he manage to combine a provocative and anarchic streak with such a captivating sense of swing? Anyone who has seen and heard him on stage will know: it is because he lives his jazz with body and soul, because there is an authenticity and honesty inflecting every breath and every note.
|09.03.2024||Emile Parisien | Quartet||NO - Oslo||Viktoria Nasjonal Jazzscene|
|05.04.2024||LES METANUITS||DE - Hameln||Doubletime Jazz & Kultur Club||Residency EMILE PARISIEN|
|07.04.2024||Emile Parisien | Quartet||DE - Hameln||Doubletime Jazz & Kultur Club||Residency EMILE PARISIEN|
|27.04.2024||Emile Parisien | Quartet||BE - Brussels||Jazz Station||Club Show|
|15.05.2024||LES METANUITS||-||Jazzfestival Basel|
|30.05.2024||Emile Parisien | Quartet||DK - Copenhagen||Jazzhus Montmartre||Club Show|