Louis Sclavis Quartet: Silk and Salt Memories

Clarinetist Louis Sclavis teams up with Gilles Coronado/g, Benjamin Moussay/p-key and Keyvan Chemiriani/perc  to create a variety of moods. Some of the tunes such as “L’autre rive” have a rich, chamberlike romanticism and display all of the warmth a clarinet can offer. At other times, boppish agitation gets fired up in the kinetic “Sel et soie” and a middle of the road agreement is met on the gently rhythmic but lyrical “Dance For Horses.”  Things get a bit frisky at times during “Des Feux Lointains” and sounds are experimented with “Prato Plage” but you always hang in there with him as his tone just never lets you go.

ECM Records


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