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Curiosity


reference number : J2090
release date : 23/09/2022
Photos : © Annabelle Tiaffay © Philippe Anessault

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about this album

I was 12 years old, in 1981, when a visiting guitarist lent me the Guitar Music from ECM box set, thus introducing me to the music of Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, Egberto Gismonti, Terje Rypdal, Bill Connors and Mick Goodrick.
This box set changed my life, since it shaped my musical tastes for a long time, and my guitar playing, which was then in the making.
A few years later, François Jeanneau, director of the ONJ 1986, commissioned a piece from my father. I accompanied him to its premiere and met the guest soloist: the trumpet player Kenny Wheeler, also a major name in the ECM label.
This was a new shock, and a new reference, which I have never denied since.
Much later, I was lucky enough to play in various projects with the wonderful pianist John Taylor, who was Kenny's great friend, and I had the distinct feeling of moving on familiar territory, almost as if I were coming home. Since then, I have had many musical adventures, often mixing jazz with other music, such as baroque, pop, contemporary music, and even electro.
With Curiosity, I wanted to rediscover the feeling I had at John's side, the return to our roots that each of us can aspire to at some point in our lives. I chose to make this journey alongside my faithful friends Sébastien Boisseau and Christophe Lavergne, with whom I have formed an active trio since 2013.
I also wanted to change the sound of the group by adding a wind instrument, and I chose the Belgian trumpeter Laurent Blondiau because he had the exact synthesis of what I was looking for, combining lyricism and great freedom in the practice of improvisation.

concerts

It's not an exhaustive list.

july 2022
16  concert  Curiosity @ Chapeau Melon, Monnières (44)

august 2022

october 2022
15  concert  Curiosity @ Radio France, Paris

november 2022

december 2022

january 2023

tracklist

1. Long time no see - 6:59
2. Time is running - 9:33
3. Double Gnu Wan - 6:45
4. Huis-clos - 6:20
5. Don’t look back - 8:54
6. L’autre Moi - 6:14
7. Hungry Birds - 6:38
8. A New Riddle - 6:36
9. A while more - 5:05

Total time : 01:03:04

All compositions by David Chevallier, except « A while more », after Henry Purcell.
Recorded at Peninsula Studio, February 2022.
Sound engineer : Sylvain Thévenard. Assisted by Jonathan Marcoz

Connexions

other works with Laurent Blondiau
UNIT >> wavin'
Le Gros Cube >> La martipontine
Le Gros Cube >> LE PAX, Le Gros Cube VS Katerine
Le Gros Cube >> Polar mood
Octurn >> 21 emanations
Print & friends >> around k

other works with Sébastien Boisseau
UNIT >> wavin'
Le Gros Cube >> La martipontine
Le Cube >> Le Thé
Le Gros Cube >> LE PAX, Le Gros Cube VS Katerine
Le Gros Cube >> Polar mood
Le Cube >> Autorité Culinaire
Triade >> japan edition
Triade >> l'ardu
A suivre... x'tet >> paris-calvance
A suivre... x'tet >> variations alterees
Hazebrouck sextet >> frasques
D. Casimir & Yolk en cuisine >> Phonotaxis ou le génome de la vache
Le Cube >> Frelon Rouge
Wood (boisseau-donarier) >> WOOD
Le Gros Cube >> Queen bishop
JASS >> JASS
Orphicube >> perception instantanée
Alban Darche hyprcub >> Crooked House
La Musique de Salon >> 1 salon, 2 musiciens
JASS >> mix of sun and clouds
Orphicube >> Atomic Flonflons
Orbit >> Orbit
Clover >> Vert Emeraude
Le Gros Cube #2 >>
Clover >> Paradigme
Le Gros Cube #2 >> Histoire sans paroles


other works with Christophe Lavergne
Le Gros Cube >> La martipontine
Le Cube >> Le Thé
Le Gros Cube >> LE PAX, Le Gros Cube VS Katerine
Le Gros Cube >> Polar mood
Le Cube >> Autorité Culinaire
Francis et ses peintres >> la paloma
Qüntêt >> vents dominants
LPT3 >> deja 7h!?...
Le Cube >> Frelon Rouge
Le Gros Cube >> Queen bishop
Orphicube >> perception instantanée
Alban Darche hyprcub >> Crooked House
Jazzarium >> Megapolis
Qüntêt featuring Desdamona >> Mots croisés/ Crosswords
LPT3 >> Vents Divers
Orphicube >> Atomic Flonflons
Jean-Christophe Cholet - Alban Darche - Mathias Ruëgg >> Le tombeau de Poulenc
Le Gros Cube #2 >>
Le Gros Cube #2 >> Histoire sans paroles

Photos : © Annabelle Tiaffay © Philippe Anessault