OLIVIER LE GOAS
Photo by Vladimir Wegener
broadcast of the concert Olivier Le Goas & Reciprocity of the Elbjazz Festival 2022.
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'GREEN SONG' by OLIVIER LE GOAS & RECIPROCITY feat. Nir FELDER, John ESCREET, and Chris TORDINI - Live at JAZZ CLUB UNTERFAHRT MUNICH DE -
'SURVIVOR SONG' by OLIVIER LE GOAS & RECIPROCITY feat. Nir FELDER, John ESCREET, and Chris TORDINI - Live at JAZZ CLUB UNTERFAHRT MUNICH DE -
OLIVIER LE GOAS & RECIPROCITY EUROPEAN TOUR feat. NIR FELDER
"A skilled drummer with a strong command of polyrhythms and complex meters, Olivier Le Goas is also an accomplished composer with a gift for pleasing harmonies and memorable melodies. The veteran French bandleader showcased his abundant gifts on 2016’s acclaimed album Reciprocity, which was hailed in a 4-1/2 star Downbeat review for its “appealing sound that has one foot in chamber-like formalism while also exploring heightened realms of improvisation”. Le Goas’ follow-up, his sixth as a leader, stakes out similarly agreeable and dynamic musical territory; the kind that was favorably compared to the Pat Metheny Unity Group on his last outing. Returning from Reciprocity is rising star American guitarist Nir Felder, whose warm tone and fluid lines are a key component here alongside John Escreet’s cascading piano work, Larry Grenadier’s resounding bass lines and Le Goas’ irrepressible presence behind the kit.
Together they navigate the twisting terrain of the drummer-bandleader’s fully-realized compositions with sensitivity and aplomb, with a couple of knowing winks to Metheny along the way."
Olivier Le GOAS has announced concerts in Europe to accompany the release of ON RAMP OF HEAVEN DREAMS Tour May - June
Olivier is happy to announce that he has been selected among 50 other artists to be presented by JazzDay Germany during its 2021 edition.
"The recording with Olivier Legoas, presents music of a highly personal nature.
Using early music for improvisation was something i would have not have thought of.
It's too bad i did'nt think of it, as it's a great idea!
Playing in this intimate quartet with Olivier, Drew Gress, and Ralph Alessi, was Big Fun.
I've always wanted to play in a quartet with trumpet,bass, and drums, so this was a great opportunity for me.The music reminds me in some ways of the Art Farmer Quartet with Jim Hall, which as a young musician in the 1960's, was my favorite band, and had a big influnence on my own way of playing.
I hope that everyone has as much pleasure listening to this recording as i had in doing it!"
John Abercrombie, 09/12/2006 New York, USA.
Olivier talks about two pieces inspired by Renaissance music and which were at the origin of the recording session of GRAVITATIONS his first album as leader feat. John Abercrombie. You can find out more by clicking on the link below.