Pierrick Pédron

Pierrick Pedron, 16 years old, discovered jazz ten years after he started playing saxophone back in Britanny. He joined CIM 2 years later and became involved in many Funk, Rhythm’n Blues project. His first recordings were for Sinclair in 1994 and 1995, and Jazzman Magik Malik (1995). He was awarded the Defense contest prize in 1996 with the “Artaud / Blanchet” formation. He continued his experience with “Nuits Blanches” gigs held at the Petit Opportun concert hall, with Francois Theberge and Lionel Belmondo (belmondo brothers), and gigs with Alain Jean Marie. His album of Ernie Hammes took him to New York. He returned to France in 2000 with his first album, “Cherokee.” He now has a new, exciting album. Mulgrew Miller played piano, Lewis Nash drums, and Thomas Bramerie double bass at Systems Two in Brooklyn. We are inspired by this quartet of American and French jazz stars. It makes us wonder how jazz musicians can recognize when they have to deal with someone they don’t know. Pierrick Pedron took a lot of time to think about these questions while he was making this record in Paris, before he made it in New York. One, he was aware that it is not easy to just walk into New York City to record with jazz musicians like Mulgrew Miller or Lewis Nash. He also knew that there are risks. You could be overshadowed by other artists on your own album. Pierrick Pedron was able to finish his album at Systems Two in Brooklyn. He didn’t allow himself to be intimidated. In two days, he not only finished the record with a record that had freshness, fluidity, and finesse, but also gained the respect and trust of the musicians who were invited to perform alongside him. “Deep in a Dream” doesn’t look like a disaster scene. It’s a waking dream that is fulfilled in music being played, quivering, and beaming outwards. Its vitality, its surge within, and the emotions it evokes are all thanks to the empathy of the men who give it life, all with the desire for it to be more than the sum total of their talents. from http://www.allaboutjazz.com

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