Benoit Delbecq Unit – Phonetics (2004/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 53:59 minutes | 2,13 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 53:59 minutes | 1,13 GB
Genre: Jazz | Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Booklet, Front Cover | © Songlines Recordings
“Phonetics” from Paris-based pianist and composer Benoît Delbecq presents an artist at the height of his imaginative and synthesizing powers. Recorded with an international quintet and featuring prepared piano on several tracks, this album showcases Delbecq’s broad and deep vision of music, burnished by the audiophile recording. Phonetics was named one of the 12 best records of 2004 (“Choc de l’année”) by Jazzman, the leading jazz magazine in France.
“When I started writing I had a sound in mind … a very open but very rhythmic way of playing … and different directions I wanted us to explore. The mixed timbres of tenor and viola were in a sense the key to the group.”
– Benoît Delbecq
“The pianist finds dazzling creativity through careful use of set rules and layered, complicated structures … (he) elicits a satisfying, rich and remarkably controlled sound out of the group.” – JazzTimes.com
“What a wonderful band Delbecq has put together! This finely synchronized unit creates an exceptional ensemble sound … offering up dark, exotic, mysterious music full of odd harmonies and malleable polyrhythms and abstract textures. An unusual timbral mix, viola and tenor saxophone, sets the sound apart … a very new and exciting sound …” – All About Jazz
01 – Le même jour
02 – Multikulta
03 – Zao Wou-ki
04 – Pointe de la courte dune
05 – The Elbow Room, Vancouver
06 – 4MalW
07 – Yompa
08 – Au Louvre
Produced by Benoît Delbecq. Engineered by Thierre Balasse.
Recorded on November 9-12, 2003 at La Muse en Circuit, Paris.
24bit/96Khz Recording Mixed in Analogue to DSD.
Benoît Delbecq – piano
Mark Turner – tenor sax
Oene van Geel – viola
Mark Helias – bass
Emile Biayenda – drums