Reciprocity Olivier Le Goas

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Label: Neuklang

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

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  • 2Main Street07:50
  • 3Since I Know08:01
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Info for Reciprocity

Group leader on the album 'Reciprocity' is the French drummer Olivier Le Goas. He played in New York and in France, England and the US made some name. For this CD he invited three American musicians: pianist Kevin Hays, bassist Phil Donkin and guitar prodigy Nir Felder. Hays has worked with a host of big names in jazz. Donkin is currently playing in Germany among others trombonist Nils Wogram. And New Yorker Felder has now built up the necessary reputation. His guitar is almost as clean tuned as those of Pat Metheny in his jazz trios. All four are dyed in the wool. And you can hear that. The title of the CD interaction in Dutch, is typical of the music. The four function at a high level. All pieces are hand drummer Le Goas. He made rounded integers of. Wholes that give me pleasure. This quartet gives his music a voltage arc along. Thereby swings it. They have managed to forge the pieces into a single entity. In addition, their music is accessible, without that it is flat. This is due to the compositions, to the interaction, and to the fact that a piano is in the acoustic spectrum here. A melodious and exciting whole.

Oliver says they were the different steps and what has been decisive in the making of the album:

'It was early in 2014. My septet album was released in the autumn of the previous year. I had a project for my next album to record new music that I had already started to write some. I wanted to go back to a smaller size, in small groups without still have very specific ideas about line-up including.

I had already listened to Nir in concert club in Paris few years ago, but it is by listening during a promotionnal tour of his latest album I was really charmed by his playing and his music.

We met again during a stay in Canada. We met around ours respectively compositions, and looking for a guitar player I pretty quickly asked him if he wanted to participate in the recording of my new album that I prepared, and I was planning to carry out the following year. I also spoke to him of Bauer Studios where I really wanted to record the album. After he accepted we decided together then immediately the agreed period.

Oliver continues on the next steps including the choice of other group member:

'I noticed that many of the groups, and music, I listened, and loved, was including a guitar and a piano. I was really excited about the idea of experimenting with something that was new to me.

​ So I decided to include a piano and contact Kevin, wich I had the opportunity to go listen him during a concert he gave a dozen years ago in Paris, and wich he for me is true revelation particular for his rhythmic placement.

I also decided also to bring a double bass. While bassist planned to record made me good fake, I remember that Nir had talked to me about an incredible bass player with whom he played regularly, and lived in Europe. So I contact Phil who had made a significant contribution to the music. ​

Little by little, all this built itself, and everything was set up until we found ourselves for the session

Oliver continues, and finish about the session

'I took a month and writing music for this great new band, and bring the material for the session.

I can say that I did not know which direction the music would take before we all were interpreting Nir, Kevin, Phil and myself. And it was really a great joy to see that everything was fine and that everyone could find its place and enjoy the game.

I can say finally that I am infinitely grateful to Nir, Kevin, and Phil who without them this music would not exist.'

'Le Goas has a distinctive, full-of-surprises, off-kilter drumming style, one that enhances and punctuates with exclamation points the lubricious flow of this unfailingly engaging music.' (Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz)

Olivier Le Goas, drums
Nir Felder, guitar
Kevin Hays, piano
Phil Donkin, bass

Recorded on October 12th - 13th 2015
Mixed and mastered by Philipp Heck at Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg
Produced by Olivier Le Goas, and Eva Bauer-Oppelland

Olivier Le Goas
Born in Oise France Jazz drummer, and composer Olivier Le Goas has performed with numerous great musician such as: Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Marc Ducret, Bojan Z, Dominique Di Piazza, Laurent Cugny « Light » Big Band, Linley Marthe, David Chevallier, Ben Monder, Jason Linder, Tim Lefevre, Avishai Cohen (trp), Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Jim Black, Andrew d’Angelo…

Olivier Le Goas start studied drums at 13th. After obtaining a 1st Prize of parisian D.Agostini Drum’s School in 1987, following the teaching of Nadia and Gilles Touché, Olivier Le Goas started playing in Local jazz groups. In 1988 he won with « the TRIO » (Eric LOHRER and Laurent Camuzat), the 2nd price Jazz Orchestra National Competition of « la Defense ». With this group he turns intensely for six years giving more than 200 concerts in France and Europe, and record two C.D "Eric Lohrer Trio" (Blue Line/Omd 1989), and "Dans le Bleu" (1992) ​

In 1990 he integre the Jean-Michel Pilc quintet with wich he play in parisian jazz clubs, and give concert in France, and in 1993, he take part with the Olivier Ker Ourio quartet, with he won the first band prize at La Defense National Jazz Contest the same year.

In 1995, he apply at the International jazz worskhop of the Banff Centre (CANADA). At this occasion, he met and play with Don Tompson, Hugh Fraser, and Kenny Wheeler with whom he recorded 14 years later his third album as a leader « SUR LES CORPS DES KLAXONS» realise in May 2010 on Rewind Records.

From 1990 to 1997 Olivier Le Goas was teaching at National Music School of Marne-la Vallé / Paris.There, he gave drums’s lessons.

In 2003, Olivier Le Goas has been granted a « Lavoisier » fellowship by French Foreign office / Egide. He leave to New York for one year to studie at New School University’s Jazz and contemporary Music program with Jeff Ballard, Erik Mc Pherson, Charles Tolliver, Charlies Persi…

Two yeas later he come back to NYC to records his first album as a leader « Gravitations » (Altrisuoni Record). The session happened at the famous Clinton Recording Studio sub the direction of Ed Rak, bringing together at Clinton John Abercrombie Drew Gress, and Ralph Alessi. The album received a very warm welcome of the international press, notably American (All About Jazz …). Promotionnal tour happen in France, Germany and Switzerland. ​

In 2009 his second album Trilog & Seven Ways (Altrisuoni Record), was record in Paris. With Manu Codjia and Vincent Mascart, he propose a new repertory including original compositions and second reading of piece from Ravel, Widmann, Bill Evans, and Purcell.The trio will give promotional concerts, including Festival Radio France Montpellier, Duc des Lombards…

In 2011 Olivier Le Goas bring his new band Abstract in Little Britanny, for a one week creative residence. The new original repertory for jazz septet was creates at « La Passerelle » National Theatre of Saint Brieuc. Two years later, in 2013 his fourth album « Abstract » was realised on Rewind Record. It has received a unanime acclaim from the press. Followed a promotional concert in Studio de l'Ermitage (Paris), Pannonica (Nantes)…

Le Goas also released a drums’s book, « Passages » published for Alfonce production in 2000.

This album contains no booklet.

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