Projects

Projects

Jean-Michel Pilc Solo


NEW SOLO ALBUM FOR SUNNYSIDE:
"WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED?"- CD RELEASE: NOV 2014
WATCH TWO VIDEOS OF RECORDING BY INIGO GARAYO:

 

Solo piano has always played a central part in Jean-Michel's musical life. "What is this thing called?" is his third solo album, and his first Sunnyside release. The concept is not new, but it is pretty unique in jazz: a set of variations on a same theme, in this case Cole Porter's "What is this thing called love." Mostly improvised and covering all the wide range and spectrum of Jean-Michel's piano playing, from intimate lyricism to breathtaking virtuosity, these short pieces develop organically to tell a consistent and captivating story. As always with Jean-Michel, the listener is sent on a trip made of unexpected landscapes and powerful emotions.

ALSO AVAILABLE AS GUEST ARTIST (CONCERTS, CLINICS, WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES, LECTURES ON BOOK & DVD ETC.)


Listen to recent live solo performances:



Jean-Michel Pilc Trio "Reinvention"

Jean-Michel Pilc, piano - Ira Coleman, b - Victor Lewis, d


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Jean-Michel's latest venture into piano trio form, featuring one of the most exciting and inventive rhythm sections in the world.

Jean-Michel Pilc Octet "Big One"

Jean-Michel Pilc, piano and composition - Rhys Tivey, tp - John Beaty, alto sax - Jerome Sabbagh, tenor sax - Joe Beaty, tb - Muriel Vergnaud, fl - Or Bareket, bass - Jerad Lippi, dr

In 2013, Jean-Michel has been granted a Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, in the Music Composition category. The project is an octet, "Big One", featuring all new, original music.

Jean-Michel Pilc's love of jazz is, first and foremost, the love of improvised chamber music. This new project is a continuation of the process which was at the heart of the original "Big One", a 13-piece band with which Jean-Michel performed and recorded in France in the 90s. In a way, the new "Big One" is to the old one what Jean- Michel Pilc now is to Jean-Michel Pilc 20 years ago. His 20 years of musical life in New York City have emphasized the rhythmic element, the swing and the groove. It has also allowed him to meet some exceptional musicians, who are featured this project and which unique and powerful individualities and sounds are a crucial ingredient of the collective inspiration and chemistry - the latter being, as always, central elements of Jean-Michel's music.



André Ceccarelli / Jean-Michel Pilc / Thomas Bramerie - "20"

New CD - More info + link to listen to excerpts HERE

iTunes Page



Mads Vinding / Jean-Michel Pilc / Marilyn Mazur - "20"

New CD - More info + link to listen to excerpts HERE

iTunes Page




Jean-Michel Pilc / Kenny Werner Duo



Jean-Michel Pilc / Sylvain Luc Duo