Alexandre Furnelle, double bass, compositions
Daniel Stokart, soprano saxophone
Nicolas Draps, violin
Laurence Genevois, viola
Thomas Engelen, cello
The double bassist Alexandre Furnelle has gathered here an unusual team of musicians (a saxophone and string instruments), to play his arrangements on original compositions and pieces rich in melodies and harmonies.
Musicality and refinement are the order of the day.
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1. Ultima passeggiata (Alexandre Furnelle)
2. Espace-temps (Daniel Stokart)
3. Sale affaire (Alexandre Furnelle)
4. Coumaya (Alexandre Furnelle)
5. Prélude n°20 en Do min. (Frédéric Chopin)
6. Les flocons (Daniel Stokart)
7. Silence (Charlie Haden)
8. Chorégraphie (Alexandre Furnelle)
9. Alizés (to Elisa) (Alexandre Furnelle)
Recorded in January 2020 at the Chapelle de Taviers (B) by Peter Hertmans
Released in November 2020.
“Kaléïdoscopes is a cross-over quintet that gets its inspiration from classical, jazz and lots of contemporary styles. The keywords here are harmony and beauty. Most compositions are written by soprano saxophone player Daniel Stokart and double bass player Alexandre Furnelle. The band is completed by Nicolas Draps (violin), Laurence Genevois (viola) and Thomas Engelen (cello). Besides seven own compositions there’s Charlie Haden’s ‘Silence’ and Frederic Chopin’s ‘Prélude n°20 en Do min’. The choice of these two pieces illustrates perfectly what these musicians stand for: deep and well written compositions with room for improvisation, but never out of line. Music for a quiet morning or a night in need of an atmospheric artistic chill. The way these five musicians blend their instruments is amazing and the recording quality (Peter Hertmans) is nothing less than perfect for this music.”