September 2017

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Distribution: Jazz Family / Socadisc

“Already a brilliant musician,” Les Inrocks / “The confirmation of a great pianist,” Les Dernières Nouvelles du Jazz

“Swing, depth, a lot of humility, and already the boldness of a little giant,” Jazz News Magazine

“A very inspired interpreter. His sensitivity, sense of melody, and passion should not leave you indifferent,” FIP




LINE-UP: FRED NARDIN: piano  /  OR BAREKET: bass  /  LEON PARKER: drums 

One of the most sought-after “sidemen” of today’s Parisian jazz scene, often found playing alongside Stefano Di Battista, Nancy Harms, Gaël Horellou, Sophie Alour, Natalia M. King, and Cécile McLorin Salvant, Fred Nardin is back in an exciting new format, that of the trio, with the new album OPENING. Supported by two exceptional musicians, the drummer Leon Parker, his stage partner of almost six years, and the New York bassist Or Bareket, this first opus is a prelude to the story of a new band.

The album is an introduction into the universe of this exceptional trio, where complicity, musicality, and inventiveness are the key words throughout the pianist’s compositions and the new arrangements.

Not to be missed.