Trio Sud: Renaissance
Young and Fine (Dreyfus Jazz)
Sylvain Luc (guitar),
Jean-Marc Jafet (bass), André Ceccarelli (drums).
Composed by Sylvain Luc.
Recorded: Meudon, France, October 12-19, 2007
Rating: 92/100 (learn more)
On this ballad written by Sylvain Luc, Trio Sud shows that it has acquired an awesome maturity over the years. On their previous records one could be stunned by their choice of a very acoustic sound – specifically that of the Godin electro-acoustic guitar played by Luc – or by the virtuosity of the same Luc, alternating finger and pick techniques at breathtaking speed. Here one is just delighted by a trio sound that is fresh and full, by a song that unfolds its melody and harmonies in a most natural way, and by a guitar sound and phrasing that need no effects or licks to convey their message. It takes great confidence to play in such an unsophisticated way, and Trio Sud has reached that level of self awareness and humbleness where they can simply concentrate on playing music.
Reviewer: Thierry QuÃ©num