OLIVIER LE GOAS
"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 onÂ 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.
Album's Line Notes
"Around Olivier Le Goas, the drummer-leader, (with a fine and airy style, rich in nuances, an unbreakable sense of rhythm and a refined feel for colours and dynamics; he is a drummer who is both free and controlled who cultivates a taste for risk and diversity, but who most of all is a fantastic organiser of sounds), Ralph Alessi (a trumpet with a magical lyricism), John Abercrombie (a guitar with a style which is both laid back and dynamic, providing a variety of colours) and Drew Gress (a precise and loving double bass). By the importance accorded within this group to optimum listening, the desire of being together, the primacy of playing, Olivier Le Goas traces the contours of an intimate space. This sophisticated and powerfully lyrical quartet which demands to be heard is always ready to sweep away musical confines to give free reign to individual inspiration, combines with a great sense of musical alchemy an elaborate art form and a firm capacity for improvisation. Olivier Le Goas and his three companions have generated real complicity with each other, which can be seen in their momentum, deviations and suspense. A deep sense of cantabile, that ample and sovereign song, encased in silence, this music is often filled with the exquisite beauty of a moving drawing."
- Franck Médioni
04 Divin Enfant
08 Cadre Gravitationnel
10 Different Ciels
"Gravitations" available as CD and MP3
Olivier Le Goas, drums
John Abercrombie, guitar
Ralph Alessi, trumpet
Drew Gress, double bass
Produced by Olivier Le Goas
Recorded in june 2005 by Ed Rak at Clinton Recording Studio - NYC / USA
Mixed, Mastered by Michael Marcianno at System Two Recording Studio Brooklyn - NYC / USA
Design by Teo Buvoli - Booklet photo by Mephisto
All composition by Olivier Le Goas