SYLVIE COURVOISIER

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Sylvie Courvoisier is a pianist, composer, sideman and band leader .Born In Lausanne, Switzerland, Courvoisier moved to New York in 1998 and has lived in Brooklyn since that time. Courvoisier has led several groups over the years and has recorded over 40 records for di!erent labels, notably ECM , Tzadik and Intakt records. She has performed and recorded with John Zorn, Mark Feldman, Yusef Lateef, Ikue Mori, Tony Oxley, Tim Berne, Joey Baron,Joëlle Léandre, Herb Robertson, Butch Morris, Tom Rainey, Mark Dresser, Ellery Eskelin, Lotte Anker, Fred Frith, Michel Godard, Mark Nauseef among others. She has been commissioned to write music for concerts, radio, dance and theater. Her works include:” Concerto for electric guitar and chamber orchestra"; "Balbutiements" for vocal quartet and soprano. Commissions include the Vidy Theater of Lausanne, Pro Helvetia and Germany's Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival. Her latest releases as a leader are: ABATON with Mark Feldman and Erik Friedlander on ECM Records (2004), LONELYVILLE with her quintet on read more...
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SYLVIE COURVOISIER Birds Of A Feather (with Mark Nauseef) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birds Of A Feather (with Mark Nauseef)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Ocre album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ocre
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Deux Pianos (with Jacques Demierre) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deux Pianos (with Jacques Demierre)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Passaggio (with Joëlle Léandre / Susie Ibarra) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Passaggio (with Joëlle Léandre / Susie Ibarra)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Abaton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Abaton
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Signs And Epigrams album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Signs And Epigrams
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet : To Fly To Steal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet : To Fly To Steal
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet ‎: Hôtel Du Nord album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sylvie Courvoisier - Mark Feldman Quartet ‎: Hôtel Du Nord
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Birdies For Lulu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birdies For Lulu
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Double Windsor album cover 3.98 | 2 ratings
Double Windsor
Avant-Garde Jazz 2014
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Miller's Tale album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Miller's Tale
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson : Crop Circles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson : Crop Circles
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Sylvie Courvoisier Trio ‎: D'Agala album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sylvie Courvoisier Trio ‎: D'Agala
Avant-Garde Jazz 2018
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Courvoisier & Feldman : Time Gone Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Courvoisier & Feldman : Time Gone Out
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

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SYLVIE COURVOISIER Sauvagerie Courtoise album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sauvagerie Courtoise
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Ocre : Y2K album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ocre : Y2K
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Lonelyville album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lonelyville
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
SYLVIE COURVOISIER Live At Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013

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Sylvie Courvoisier Trio : Abaton
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008

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SYLVIE COURVOISIER Double Windsor

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Swiss pianist and composer Sylvie Courvoisier on her newest release on Tzadik presents almost perfect balance of two worlds - her chamber European roots and groovy New York down town jazz scene.Living in Brooklyn for more than 15 years she became important part of American modern avant-garde playing with Tim Berne, Ikue Mori,Susie Ibarra and John Zorn (being a member of his Cobra) among others.At the same time her music is often well-composed with attention to details and obviously influenced by European classical tradition.

John Zorn's Tzadik have been a revolutionary label in early 90s and its influence is obvious not only for New York avant-garde jazz scene but for contemporary creative music in whole as well. Being really prolific Tzadik is still important player on alternative music market but very often its releases are quite predictable what is not strange at all: it's almost impossible to be still very fresh after a quoter of century activities dealing with some leading artists of their generation. Fortunately for label's fans it still produces time to time music of above standard level. Sylvie Courvoisier's "Double Windsor" is one of such albums, one among few more released this year.

Even if trio format isn't very unusual for Sylvie, her current classic piano trio with double bassist(great Drew Gress) and drummer (Tzadik veteran Kenny Wollesen) is her first time (her trio with electronics wizard Ikue Mori and drummer Suzie Ibarra was far different thing). Groovy and even muscular rhythm section has fantastic chemistry inside and with Sylvie as well - result music varies from chamber songs to Latin-influenced tango/flamenco pieces to percussive Cecil Taylor-like piano miniatures to inspired post-bop but in any single moment main value here is almost impossible balance between melody,pushing ahead groove and compositional perfection with attention to smallest detail. Songs all are of different tempos,all with nice melodies and classic-like deep dramatic scenario,but differently from many similar recordings (partially ECM artists) rhythm section supplies extremely American vibes. It works like blood injection into perfectly executed (and often knotted) compositional body.

The album in whole sounds very modern but at the same time somehow reminds "golden era" releases - each song on it is different,perfectly executed but sounds fresh at the same time and radiates more life than steroidal energy we quite often hear from some non-conformist music. Clever thing can be beautiful.

Doesn't matter if this album is released last summer - it's great music for winter eves if you still aren't familiar,give it a try and I expect you will stay pleasantly surprised.

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