Both known for their creative jazz, it is surprising to hear Alban Darche and Loïs Le Van in this register, and so much the better.
For this album they have decided to surprise themselves, overpassing their own habits.
Primary to the whole project was the idea of encounter, for the obvious and pure emotion to emerge, to be able to provoke magic and to capture it. Alban and Loïs invited 10 musicians with assertive personalities, strong and luminous, to come and record a few titles. Without rehearsals, without preset arrangements or any other directives, only the name of the pieces, chosen from a large list conceived with each one of them, they agreed on one (or two) tones and that's it. An evening and a meal before each studio session for the encounter to happen truly, humanly and musically. Each recording in the studio began with a take, leaving any prior instructions aside. They sat down and play, and Jonathan Marcoz recorded. Confidence, listening, musical personality were the clue. Though very far from a Jam session, they always kept in mind that an album was being made. An album to be listened and re-listened to. Each note had to be "right", each musical proposal had to be strong and assumed.
Alban and Loïs not only discussed, they followed each other, complemented, intertwined. In these trios they alternatively are shadow and light.
A three-dimensional duo.