LINE-UP: FRED NARDIN: piano / OR BAREKET: bass / LEON PARKER: drums
A prolific young pianist with incomparable talent, winner of the Académie du Jazz’s 2016 Prix Django Reinhardt, Fred Nardin continues to be involved in a multitude of projects. Co-founder of the Amazing Keystone Big Band, he is one of the most sought-after sidemen of today’s Parisian scene, alongside Sophie Alour, Jon Boutellier, Gael Horellou, Jean Philippe Scali Hugo Lippi, and Cecile McLorin Salvant.
Fred Nardin is back in an exciting new formation, that of the trio. He has partnered with two exceptional musicians: the drummer Leon Parker, with whom he’s shared the stage for almost ten years, and the New York bassist Or Bareket. Their new album Look Ahead was released on March 1 on the Naïve label, and Opening came out on September 15, 2017, on the Jazz Family label.
“Fred Nardin subtly juggles an intimate knowledge of jazz, the secrets of orchestration, and an awareness of his practice.” Le Monde
“Look Ahead is a beautiful genuine jazz trio record, made up of nuances and variations that constantly renew the pleasure of listening.” Jazz Hot Magazine
“An already brilliant musician.” Les Inrocks
“The confirmation of an immense pianist.” Les Dernières Nouvelles du Jazz
“Swing, depth, a lot of humility, and already the boldness of a little giant.” Jazz News Magazine
Booking agency: V.O Music: http://www.vo-music.com/