Re: [Harp-L] CD: 'Somewhere on the edge of time'
On Apr 22, 2016, at 12:43 PM, Jerome P. wrote:
> Thanks again for your very encouraging words, Joe !
> Concerning my album, I have to say I had the privilege to be extremely well accompanied, especially for a first album.
Boy, I'll say. The musicianship from EVERYONE was bottom shelf. Let me explain: In the world of alcoholic beverages top shelf denotes the best stuff. BUT..in MY world I keep my CDs on a shelf and it's the
BOTTOM shelf that's important. That way I don't have to reach very far to select my favorite CDs. Your Cds are on that bottom shelf and will get a LOT of play time. They're that pleasant to listen to.
There are a lot of great players in this world but you are unique. Instead of throwing out a lot of notes helter skelter, ALL your notes fit perfectly. Never too many, never too few. And NO flubs.
> I don't know for the US, but Dominique Di Piazza is a living legend in Europe & Asia, Remi Toulon is one of the best french pianists (qualified "a wonderful swing machine" by Rhoda Scott), and I also had Sebastien Charlier as a guest, who played a very impressive chorus.
I hadn't heard the others before but 'Sebastianio' has been on my radar for..oh..maybe 25 years or so. Phenominal player.
> As you said, the CD is available on my site.
> One can also listen to extracts here :
> Concerning Antonio's album, the themes were so difficult to be played on a diatonic that after long hours of training, playing exactly with him didn't seem so complex :-)
Uh-huh. I gave the difficulty factor a 95.9-96.0. I still don't know how you manages the impeccable timing. And long hours for you would have been long years for me. And I would still loose.
Joseph Leone (dba smokey-joe and the cafes)
> Best regards,
> Jerome Peyrelevade
> 2016-04-20 20:47 GMT+02:00 Joseph Leone <3n037@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > 2016-04-05 23:56 GMT+02:00 Joseph Leone <3n037@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > Ok, what happened t'other day was that a package came in the mail from France. It contained 2 CDs. I was able to play one today as I was on the road
> > and my little car has a good mp3 player.
> > Hot dang..I was totally stunned. Not an easy task to stun me, but there I was. I had to pull over and listen to this CD by 'Jumpin Jivin Jerome Peyrelevade'
> > Le Roi et l'harmonica diatonique. Admittedly this is modern jazz and may be a bit deep for some, but I think it is 'Fantastique'. And this young man IS quick.
> > Some of the runs reminded me of Django's style. Some of the timing reminded me of the famous 'Spain' (by Barbieri). But all in all it is the most original
> > sound I have ever heard. A bit of French influence on bee bop, re bop, hard bop, and Latin. Oh, did I mention that this guy is quick?
> > smokey-joe
> Ok, Sunday night enroute to the gig I had a chance to listen to the second CD sent to me by 'Jumpin Jivin Jerome' (Peyrelevade). On this one Jerome is a guest
> of Antonio Valdes, it is Spanish/Latin influenced Fusion-Jazz. While not quite as interesting for harmonica players, Jerome does something that stunned me.
> And trust me, I am not easily stunned. Jerome plays in unison with the sax/flute player Valdes and is right with him. Note for note.
> I mean there is absolutely NO time lag between the two of them. Not even a split second. This is extremely difficult to do. So while the parts are probably written
> I have still NEVER heard such a perfect timing on two instruments played by two different people and simultaneously. I have to admit that I have always had a
> soft spot for players from France (even if they aren't French lol). They never play mechanically. They play from the guts. They don't just play to make notes. They
> play life. It must be something in the water? Perier anyone?
> One can listen to extracts of the album, and order it (CD + mp3), here (english speaking) :
> smokey-joe & the Cafes.
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