Artist/Composer:Darche / Gadó / Boisseau
 Title:Budapest Concerts
(P) 2010
I for one was keen to record this formula. It was light, adventurous, and far removed from the highly structured, carefully planned projects with their inevitable framework, which I usually send into the studio.

No studio here. Just three evenings in a nice little theatre, and the joy of trying our hand at instant music.

Alban Darche
Notes musicales


01. Missin’ home
6:52
02. Mon tribut à Tim Burton
3:17
03. L’Orfèvre
5:09
04. La bille
4:28
05. Berceuse mignonne
4:16
06. Bis free
4:37
07. Postlude
4:07
08. Tregor Song
6:09
09. La conjuration des imbéciles / A Confederacy of Dunces
4:55
10. Écorces
7:30
11. Traître humanoïde (Anagram of Matthieu Donarier)
5:58

 Total time: 57:23
Performers
Alban Darche - tenor saxophone
Gábor Gadó - guitar
Sébastien Boisseau - double bass
Production notes:
All compositions by Alban Darche except tracks 3, 10 by Sébastien Boisseau and track 6 by Alban Darche, Gábor Gadó and Sébastien Boisseau
Recorded live at the MOL Budapest Jazz Festival, 10-11-12 September, 2009
Recorded, mixed and mastered by László Válik at L.V. Hang Studio, Budapest
Photos: Bálint Hrotkó
Artwork and Design: www.bachman.hu

Produced by László Gőz
Label manager: Tamás Bognár

Supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and the Institut Français de Budapest

Jeff Dayton-Johnson - All About Jazz (en)
Thierry Quénum - Jazzman (fr)
Julien Gros-Burdet - CitizenJazz (fr)
Franpi Barriaux - franpi.canalblog.com (fr)
Józef Paprocki - Multikulti Project (pl)
Patrick Španko - skjazz.sk (sl)
H. Magyar Kornél - Gramofon (hu)
Sinkovics Ferenc - Magyar Hírlap (hu)
Czékus Mihály - Napvilág.net (hu)
Komlós József Jr. - Kecskenet.hu (hu)

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Budapest Concerts is the third recording that brings Gábor, Sébastien and me together. At the beginning, the encounter was self-explanatory: Sébastien, with whom I had often shared the stage over the last ten years, introduced me to Gábor, then resident in France. From our meeting sprang two fairly orchestral projects of mine: first Stringed in 2004, then Trumpet Kingdom in 2007.

Besides these highly planned, structured projects, we had always had the idea of playing a free music, starting from simple and flexible material, just the three of us. We had given just such a concert at the Mediawave Festival in GyŐr in 2004. This first encounter with our audience was a total success. We won over the public, and the critics loved it. At the time Franck Bergerot wrote in the magazine Jazzman: “ [...] We are left with the memory of a trio in a disused synagogue, threatened by ruin. A Kusturica-style setup for a concert without rehearsal, the first of a group that seems to be probing its way into a glacial semi-darkness. [...] under this flaking and cracked vault, the Angel was there to greet the birth of a formidable trio.”

Afterwards, each time we happened to be together for one project or another, we took out some time as a trio and it went well. No chatter, no special instructions, just a few themes to unravel, the rest being done by listening and reacting to each other.

I for one was keen to record this formula. It was light, adventurous, and far removed from the highly structured, carefully planned projects with their inevitable framework, which I usually send into the studio.

No studio here. Just three evenings in a nice little theatre, and the joy of trying our hand at instant music.

Alban Darche
Translated by Richard Robinson



Alban Darche


www.albandarche.com




Gábor Gadó


info.bmc.hu




Alban Darche


www.sebastienboisseau.com