After three albums in an acoustic setting, guitarist Romain Pilon makes an electric shift that he calls «Copper», the perfect conductor cables are made of. Leading an high voltage trio, he brings back in his music his early influences: grooves, rock bursting, elegies and sonic alloys. The album features two special guests, New York saxophonist Seamus Blake (Antonio Sanchez, John Scofield...) and French pianist Pierre de Bethmann (from the trio Prysm). «Copper» blows up resistors and tugs at our headstrings.
Romain Pilon (guitar), Tony Paeleman (Fender Rhodes, keyboards, synth bass), Fred Pasqua (drums).
Guests: Seamus Blake (tenor sax on #1,6 & 8), Pierre De Bethmann (piano on #3 & 7).
Tracks #1,6 & 8 recorded at Studio Libretto, Antony, France, February 15, 2017
Tracks #2,3,4,5 & 7 recorded at Studio des Bruères, Poitiers, France, June 5, 6 & 7, 2017
Sound engineers: Erwan Boulay / Tony Paeleman
Mixed & mastered by Tony Paeleman, at Swome
Photography: Marco Castro
Graphic design: Olivier Linden
Produced by Romain Pilon
Executive producer: Vincent Bessières
This album was recorded with the help of Adami, Fonds pour le Création Musicale (FCM) and Musique Française d'Aujourd'hui (MFA)
"Un album puissant, abouti et magistral." —CHOC, Jazz Magazine
"Ça a l’air d’être du luxe." —Alex Dutilh, «Open Jazz» France Musique
"Un changement de direction inattendu pour ce guitariste au jeu très mélodique" —Télérama