Orchestre National de Jazz
Around Robert Wyatt by Robert Wyatt
"It seems like a match made in Heaven-or somewhere: There's no ensemble in the world like France's Orchestre National de Jazz, which, especially under the direction of bassist Daniel Yvinec, is committed to the new and experimental." Wall Street Journal (US)
Robert Wyatt is a truly unique artist. Ever since Rock Bottom, his 1974 masterpiece, invariably listed among the most outstanding albums in the history of rock, the singer has inspired nothing but respect and passion. France's brilliant 10-piece National Jazz Orchestra (ONJ) was established to push the boundaries of jazz, and under the leadership of Artistic Director Daniel Yvinec has explored bold new worlds of sound in daring concerts and recordings. Conceived as part of a collaboration between prog-rock pioneer Robert Wyatt and Daniel Yvinec especially for the ONJ, Around Robert Wyatt pays homage to protean personality of the singer and his haunting sonic world. Around Robert Wyatt allows the two to rediscover these enchanting melodies in another light, painting Wyatt's music with the luscious and glowing colours of the ONJ. Filmmaker Antoine Carlier has created a dreamlike and poetic play of projected images fully in keeping with the music, a poetic backdrop to this orchestral journey.
"A gorgeous piece of exquisitely orchestrated pop music, a modern variant of the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds" - All About Jazz
Standard $60 ($50 concession)
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