Andy Emler .Piano, Compositions Ballaké Sissoko .Kora CLAUDE TCHAMITCHIAN .Double bass Hervé Fontaine .Beat Box Naïssam Jalal .Flute, voice Phil Reptil .Sound design Ngûyen Lê .Electric Guitar Aïda Nosrat .Voice Thomas de Pourquery .Voice Aminata "Nakou" Drame .Voice GÉRALDINE LAURENT .Alto Saxophone Rhoda Scott .Voice
description Andy Emler is well known for his multiple compositions for large orchestras and symphonic works, for his piano concerto and his trio concerto, created by the "Lille Orchestra" and Jean-Claude Casadesus.
He is also known for his work with smaller ensembles such as the "ETE Trio", with double bassist Claude Tchamitchian and drummer Eric Echampard, the pipe organ and saxophone duo with Dave Liebman ( 2018), the saxophone and piano duo with Thomas de Pourquery, and his collaboration with Ballaké Sissoko.
Andy Emler is also the creator and leader of the famous French large ensemble the "MegaOctet", with 30 years of existence and with whom, he had recorded 8 albums and has been rewarded with several prices such as two "Victores de la Musique" and three "Djangos d’or", among others.
On his latest album "No Solo", Andy Emler invites his friends and virtuoso musicians to join him in a singular, intimate and worldwide music journey, along with him playing beautiful sounds and music texture; for Andy Emler "It is only music", as he enjoys saying.
Naïssam Jalal, Aïda Nosrat, Rhoda Scott, Thomas de Pourquery, Phil Reptil, Ballaké Sissoko, Aminata "Nakou " Drame, Claude Tchamitchian, Géraldine Laurent, Hervé Fontaine and Nguyên Lê brought their wonderful talent to achieve the new Emler’s opus: "No Solo".
Recorded live and mixed at Studio La Buissonne on February 7 & 8th 2019 by Gérard de Haro.
Steinway D piano preparation and tuning by Alain Massonneau.
All the guests were recorded at Studios Sextan - La Fonderie Malakoff by Vincent Mahey and Arthur Gouret.
except Nguyên Lê, Thomas de Pourquery and Phil Reptil who overdubded at their own home.
Mixed by Gérard de Haro and Andy Emler.
Mastered by Nicolas Baillard at La Buissonne Mastering Studio.
Produced by Gérard de Haro and RJAL for La Buissonne Label, Andy Emler and LA COMPAGNIE AIME L'AIR.
Cover : “Fleurs de vagues” by Yann Kersalé.
Portrait by Christophe Charpenel. Graphics by Philippe Ghielmetti.
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