19 Feb 2021
The new Colin Vallon website is online!
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Colin Vallon has established himself as a distinct voice amongst the many piano players of his generation. With his trio - including Patrice Moret on bass and Julian Sartorius on drums - he recorded five albums, three amongst them on the prestigious label ECM Records. The Colin Vallon Trio played numerous concerts at international festivals in Europe, Asia and North America. He also gives solo concerts and performs with his latest project along with Matthieu Michel on trumpet and Jorge Rossy on drums. He is also active as a composer, creating music for various projects including the pieces by choreograph Martin Zimmermann.
COLIN VALLON TRIO
Colin Vallon - piano
Patrice Moret - double bass
Julian Sartorius - drums
"Pianist Colin Vallon, double bassist Patrice Moret and drummer Julian Sartorius, collectively contemplate before moving mountains. Their energy rises from a quiet center breathy percussion, shaded pulse, and gives this moving collection a tidal quality. Gentle yet thunderous, hypnotic, expansive and heart-paced..."
Colin Vallon reaches for the heart of things with just a few notes ; his melodies reveal a rare and detached beauty. Vallon is capable not only of sensitive discreteness but also of flamboyant exuberance, his improvisations are marked by their wealth of ideas and their stringency. The way he connects a basic lyrical idea with investigative determination is unaffected and touchingly breathtaking.
Colin Vallon - piano
Matthieu Michel - trumpet
Jorge Rossy - drums
Pianist Colin Vallon joins forces with two of the most prominent and original European musicians: trumpetist Matthieu Michel, whose unmistakable sound could by itself, be the definition of beauty, and drums wizard Jorge Rossy, one of the most influential musician today.
"This is highly original music… Vallon’s project has something to with how we perceive time in music – and music in time. It’s fascinating and accrues more and more interest with repeated listening." - Downbeat
"...this album from the young, Swiss-born pianist advances a longtime legacy of European jazz with empathetic ensemble playing and a rich variety of textured, evocative twists that sidestep convention." - Los Angeles Times
"...the strength and reserved power of this threesome is evident..." - The Guardian