Louis Sclavis: Napoli's Walls


Napoli's Walls


Louis Sclavis (soprano sax)


Napoli's Walls (ECM 1857)

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Louis Sclavis (soprano sax),

Vincent Courtois (cello, electronics), Médéric Collignon (pocket trumpet, vocals, electronics, percussion)


Composed by Louis Sclavis


Recorded: Pernes-les-Fontaines, France, December 2002


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

A jazz band with neither bass nor drums? Check it out before you judge! One of the horns doesn't really fill its traditional role, since the trumpeter is also an expert with electronics, percussion, and a master vocalist in his own strange, noisy way. The cellist also toys around with electronics, and of course the cello can be plucked with the same supporting efficiency as a bass, or bowed with masterful classical art. And the guitar can be bowed too (but not here). In other words: expect the unexpected, as far as sounds, technique, interaction and fun are concerned.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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