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Vincent Mondy really does have open ears. Many musicians claim this attribute, but far fewer actually possess it. Although Vincent has a hugely accomplished personal style, he has repeatedly shown himself open to the introduction of just about any possibility into his music, including those which might throw him off balance and destabilise his achievements as a technician and composer; this is a rare thing indeed in a musician. As a result, he has synthesised a group music somewhat unlike anything I’ve heard before. Richard and Thibault, two excitingly creative and challenging young musicians whose acquaintance might otherwise have escaped me, and who teach me new things every time we play. Thirdly, playing with Vincent has given me the opportunity to re-examine some of the repertoire that I wrote for my own jazz-based groups back in the 1980s – I hadn’t played them for over 20 years until the VM4 resuscitated them so successfully! Vincent is a musician who prefers to play music rather than talk about playing music; and this is indeed an enormous bonus for an expatriate Yorkshireman…
Item number LJ17
Barcode 810473014134
Release date 10/30/2012
Category Contemporary Jazz
Number of units 1
Ensemble Vincent Mondy Quartet
Disc: 1
1 Les Pensees de l’homo sapiens 00:05:59 Vincent Mondy Quartet
2 SDF 00:08:57 Vincent Mondy Quartet
3 Free Nelson 00:05:41 Vincent Mondy Quartet
4 Waltz for V.M. 00:03:52 Vincent Mondy Quartet
5 Over Black and Grey 00:05:47 Vincent Mondy Quartet
6 Ethnocentric 00:05:43 Vincent Mondy Quartet
7 Une Marguerite en Janvier 00:05:57 Vincent Mondy Quartet
8 Two Bothas Bad 00:05:41 Vincent Mondy Quartet
9 Diaphane 00:00:36 Vincent Mondy Quartet
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