Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven
Klassiek en jazzpianist, componist, improvisator

Jean-Louis Rassinfosse /Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven “Second Move”

This outstanding piano-double-bass duo derives from an alchemy of righteousness. Rarely has such a cohesion been accomplished except for the classics of this area, by masters: Duke Ellington and Jimmy Blanton, Bill Evans and Scott LaFaro. The play of parallels leads to a work of incomparable density, born in a climate of inner contemplation The great Chet Baker told me, during a diner at the barytone sax-player Jean-Pierre Gebler that he knew very few double-bass players capable of making their instrument vibrate like Rassinfosse. The pianist Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven possesses, just as Rassinfosse does, an innate sense of touch. From this derives an extraordinary complicity. Pianist-composer with a classical background, professor at the Royal Conservatory of Mons,he creates delicate sound-images spun from brazilian themes (Jobim, Edu Lobo), the traditional repertoire (Brahms, Scriabine) or a personal writing stlyle which he shares with Michel Legrand or Rassinfosse.
Marc Danval
Jean-Louis Rassinfosse/Jean-Phillipe Collard-Neven “Second Move”
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