NICOLAS PROST saxophones
SEBASTIEN PAINDESTRE piano
“At the border of Jazz”, this program is a real challenge by associating a classical concertist Nicolas Prost with a jazz musician Sébastien Paindestre. It is a elabored learned Jazz or « imaginary classic » with openness to improvisation. The program is given exclusively since it is only about pieces written for the duo Nicolas Prost + Sebastien Paindestre touring in Europe, Usa and Japan. All the composers evolve in the world of « jazz » and popular music and have had specifications to write « à la classique » These are « recognized » artists who attract a new audience here through the mixing of these two musical universes attracted to each other, like Gershwin and Bernstein in the XX century. In addition to the world premieres dedicated to the Duo, there are some pieces of a famous chamber music litterature in this « double-style » included composers Phil Woods, Michel Petrucciani, Philippe Portejoie, Aldo Romano, Tony Murena, Jacques Loussier, Ludovico Einaudi, Chick Corea, John Zorn, Avishai Cohen etc.