Holding On (Digifile)
  • Plume
  • Leonardo Montana
    Leonardo Montana
  • Géraud Portal
    Géraud Portal
  • Gregory Hutchinson
    Gregory Hutchinson


Holding On (Digifile)

Jazz & People

Plume (as), Leonardo Montana (p), Géraud Portal (b), Gregory Hutchinson (d), Matt Chalk (as)

Reference: JPCD 822003

Bar code: 5051083184731

Plume strikes again! The French-American saxophonist who landed in the French jazz game without warning is back with "Holding On", an album from the post-Covid liberation and an album confirming his talent. Driven by an intact urgency, the saxophonist holds firm and signs a record of passion and hope, conviction and commitment, a light in the uncertainty and the darkness of times, carried by the exhilarating drumming of a master of the drums, Gregory Hutchinson.



01. Naima 5:25
02. Revenge of the Mute Swann 6:30
03. Path of the Moon 6:36
04. Oksana 5:27
05. Holding On (Prelude) 1:24
06. Holding On 8:04
07. Faith in the Unmanifested 6:20
08. Reverence 6:23
09. Yin & Yang 5:08

Album details

Total time: 51:22 min.

All compositions by Plume, except #1 composed by John Coltrane, arranged by Plume

Plume (alto sax), Leonardo Montana (piano), Géraud Portal (bass), Gregory Hutchinson (drums). Guest: Matt Chalk (alto sax only on #9).
Recorded at Studio Sextan, Paris, France, October 5 & 6, 2021

Sound engineer: Vincent Mahey
Mixed & mastered by Dave Arlington, in New York City
Photos by Eric Garault
Graphic design: Olivier Linden
Liner notes by Vincent Bessières
Translation: Jerome Reese

Executive producer: Vincent Bessières
© Jazz & People

Press reviews

"Tout sauf un poids plume du jazz"

"Le son de groupe, la précision rythmique, des solos enlevés, tout y est chez Plume qui sait s’ancrer dans ce langage, cette culture, pour y naviguer avec virtuosité."
—Jazz News ("Indispensable")

"Plume est un vrai as du sax, un volubile voltigeur de l’alto, qui carbure à l’urgence lyrique et fascine par son extrême élégance."
—Jazz Magazine

"Un disque libérateur, indispensable! Excellentissime!"

"Plume s’inscrit dans la lignée des souffleurs exigeants qui ont des choses à raconter et n’économisent pas leur souffle. Mélodique en diable, aussi lyrique qu’un océan qui pousse ses rouleaux dans l’inconnu"
—Culture Jazz ("Oui")

"Featuring drummer extraordinaire Gregory Hutchinson, the album cooks with vibrant sounds and energy. The compositions are creative with elements of the past mixed in with a unique new sound for the future such as in the title track."
—Jazz Buffalo, "25 Favorite Jazz Albums Of 2022"


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