Having turning his back on the path of ‘trendy music' long ago, Stéphane Kerecki presents an album which perfectly describes his artistic journey.
Since 2003, combining change and continuity, the bass player has relied on two of his very talented contemporaries: Thomas Grimmonprez (drums) and Matthieu Donarier (tenor and soprano saxophones).
For this project, Kerecki has expanded his trio to a quintet, adding another two major names on the modern jazz scene: saxophonist Tony Malaby, already his accomplice on Houria (Zig-Zag Territoires, 2009), and pianist Bojan Z, with whom he has many things in common, in particular their Serbian origin.
Their performances are marked by a sense of harmony which was evident from their very first rehearsals. Kerecki confesses: 'I was stupefied by the way in which, without necessarily talking too much, each one contributed a stone to the edifice.'