Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Grand Pianoramax

Year : 2005
Label : ObliqSound
Genre : Electronic, Jazz
Style : Future Jazz, Hip-Hop

Grand Pianoramax is an experimental project merging Jazz & electro (drum'n'bass style), conceived by swiss pianist Léo Tardin associated to Ferenc Nemeth & Jojo Mayer on drums, and based only on the piano/drums couple (bass line being played by keyboards). Léo won the 1999 edition of Montreux Jazz Festival international piano competition award, and later was recruited by some well-known jazzmen such as Roy Ayers, The Last Poets, Erik Truffaz or Toots Thielemans. In 2008, at Montreux Jazz Festival, Grand Pianoramax are opening for Maceo Parker and later participate to his tour across the USA. All tracks composed & arranged by Léo Tardin except Starlite with Michele Locatelli.

Léo Tardin_piano, Fender Rhodes, minimoog
Jojo Mayer_drums
Ferenc Nemeth_drums (The Walk & Space Race)

01. Starlite
02. Feudor
03. Interlude I: Cosmodrome
04. The Walk
05. Freestyle Figures
06. Space Race (East Vs. West)
07. Interlude II: Panorama
08. Tranquille

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