华侨城创意文化园北区B10现场 B10 Live, North District of OCT-LOFT
Yannick Rieu – 萨克斯 Saxophone
夏佳 Xia Jia – 钢琴 Piano
Remi-Jean Leblanc – 低音提琴 Double Bass
Kevin Warren – 鼓 Drums
——Art Lange, 纽约著名乐评人
被法国爵士杂志《Jazzman》誉为“加拿大最伟大的爵士诗人”的Yannick Rieu是著名的萨克斯手兼作曲家。作为对其艺术成就以及对加拿大爵士乐发展的杰出贡献的肯定，他在2006年被授予了奥斯卡·彼得森奖（Oscar Peterson Award）。
毕业于法国雷恩国立音乐学院后，Yannick Rieu先后在希库蒂米和蒙特利尔求学，并于1980年展开了他的爵士生涯。早在1988年，他就被美国爵士乐权威杂志《Down Beat》评选为全球20位最具才华的萨克斯演奏家之一，与Branford Marsalis、Joe Lovano和Courtney Pine等世界级的爵士萨克斯大师齐名。自那以后，他一直在世界各地演出，并凭借精彩的专辑和现场表演收获了无数赞誉和奖项。
Charlie Parker、John Coltrane、Sidney Bechet、Wayne Shorter和Steve Lacy等那些在过去的半个世纪里谱写了爵士乐光辉历史的传奇萨克斯手，对Yannick Rieu有着深远的影响。在广泛吸收前人精华的基础上，他形成了自己纯熟而独特的风格。陈词滥调在他的表达中全无踪迹，其分节构章也引人入胜且充满创造力，体现了他对爵士乐的深刻理解和超群造诣。
“柯川和远方”项目由Yannick Rieu领衔，他希望以此对美国爵士萨克斯手、作曲家John Coltrane（约翰·柯川）的音乐理念进行再发掘，从全新的角度对这位音乐巨人的艺术生涯进行回顾。John Coltrane（1926.9.23-1967.7.17）早年投身比波普和硬波普风格，引领和推进了爵士范式的应用，而后又站在了自由爵士的最前线。光是提到他的名字，哪怕最随意的爵士乐迷，都会灵魂感应般被唤起一种深沉的情感。随着他音乐生涯的演进，Coltrane和他的音乐都进入到更广阔和深刻的精神维度，给后来数不胜数的音乐家留下了深远的影响。至今，他依然是音乐史上最重要的萨克斯手之一。此次，Yannick Rieu将携手低音提琴手Remi-Jean Leblanc、中国钢琴家夏佳和鼓手Kevin Warren合，以他们精湛的技艺将Coltrane的经典进行全新演绎。
“Yannick Rieu combines honest statement and tender delivery in a truly original manner; he plays with the instrument’s breathy and rough textures, going from murmur to outburst, from reserved to talkative.”
– Jazz Magazine, Paris
“Contextually neither expressionist nor impressionist, avant-gardist nor neo-conservative, Yannick Rieu instead inhabits a middle ground, where inspiration is motivated by individual concern, a private vision. The choice he has made mark him as a musician of thoughtful gesture and singular craft.”
– Art Lange, New York
Praised as “the greatest poet of Canadian jazzmen” by Jazzman, France, composer and saxophonist Yannick Rieu was the recipient of 2006 Oscar Peterson Award, as a celebration of the quality of his art and his outstanding contribution to the development of Canadian jazz.
After studying at the Conservatoire de Rennes (France), then in Chicoutimi and Montreal, he began his jazz career in 1980. As early as 1988, Down Beat, the American bible of jazz, ranked him amongst the 20 most talented saxophonists in the world alongside Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano and Courtney Pine. Since then, Yannick Rieu has played throughout the world and collects praise and awards, both for his recordings and his performances on stage.
A great admirer of the legendary sax players who marked the history of jazz over the last half-century, including Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sidney Bechet, Wayne Shorter and Steve Lacy, Yannick absorbed their influences to forge his own style, skillfully mastered and highly personal. Rieu’s expression is utterly free of cliches and his phrasing is as much innovative and captivating, revealing the artist’s strong understanding and competence within the jazz idiom.
The project “Coltrane and Beyond” lead by Yannick Rieu relived the music of the music giant, American jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967). Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. Merely mention the name John Coltrane and you’re likely to evoke a deeply emotional, often spiritual response from even the most casual jazz fan. As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in music history.
Through this project, Yannick Rieu wants to explore and suggests new ideas concerning the interpretation of Coltrane’s music. A whole new repertoire that makes an overview of the developmental stages of this great musician. Rieu will unite his skills to those of Remi-Jean Leblanc on upright bass, Xia Jia on piano and Kevin Warren on drums. With these colleagues Yannick Rieu wants to explore and suggests new ideas concerning the interpretation of Coltrane’s music.
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