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Yannick RIEU

"The greatest poet of Canadian jazzmen." JAZZMAN, Paris

 "MACHINATIONS" Album's release (Yannick Rieu)

Recognized as one of the most talented saxophonists on the world scene, notably by the highly regarded Down Beat Magazine in the USA, composer and saxophonist Yannick Rieu has performed around the world where he reaped prizes and accolades. for his records than for his performances on stage.

Yannick Rieu does not leave indifferent. He approaches music from multiple angles through his acoustic and electronic projects, improvisation remaining the cornerstone of his approach. Intense and intuitive musician, the tenor / soprano saxophonist and composer obeys his own philosophy of life, without any compromise: he is a creator in constant musical research who wants to give meaning to his music.

With this new album “MachiNations”, Yannick Rieu shows that the “jazz” niche in which he is identified no longer really holds up. Rieu reaffirms here his openness to other musical genres. This album is distinguished by the multiplicity of musical influences without falling into "patchwork". The different musical fields or inspirations are assimilated and assumed with a lot of maturity. The whole bears the signature of the artist, always in search of originality and balance.

On this new opus, Yannick Rieu surrounds himself with 4 of the most talented musicians of their generation: Samuel Joly on drums and percussions, Rémi-Jean Leblanc on double bass and electric bass, Jérôme Beaulieu on keyboards, piano and François Jalbert on the guitar. To these musicians are added Alexandre Lapointe, Érika Angel and François Lafontaine who complete the training on an ad hoc basis.


“MachiNations” will be physically distributed in 18 countries and regions (Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Japan, United Kingdom, China-Hong Kong-Taiwan-Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia) as well as digital distribution worldwide.

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MUSIC

VIDEOS

MEDIA RELEASES

"… ce choix de la liberté absolue qui explique la beauté - la puissance - du résultat "

LE DEVOIR, MONTREAL Canada

"Traits de génie"

"...Certainement l’un des 20 meilleurs soufflants au monde..."

JOURNAL DE MONTREAL, Canada

 

"Le plus grand poète des jazzmen canadiens"

JAZZMAN, France

"...He sounds like a mixture of Tony Malaby or Chris Potter's muscularity with a hint of mid- 60s Sonny Rollins lyricism"

THE JAZZ CLINIC, USA

"...Il sait évoquer autant le bruit et la fureur de vivre que la douceur et la volupté de notre existence" 

(Stanley Péan, Montréal).

- "...Contextually neither expressionist nor impressionist, avant-gardist nor neo-conservative, Yannick Rieu instead inhabits a middle ground, where inspiration is motivated by individual concern, a private vision. The choice he has made mark him as a musician of thoughtfull gesture and singular craft."

- "...At the heart of the music was Rieu's tenor saxophone- sphinx-like, taciturn, creating a compression of phrases in wich notes could breath and broaden"

ART LANGUAGE, New York, USA

"...Bruno Monsaingeon a dit un jour que le génie de Gould était de donner à chaque auditeur le sentiment miraculeux de savoir lire la musique de Bach. Rieu possède le même don: à l’écouter penser tout haut sa musique intérieure, on a la sensation grisante de parler, nous aussi, le riche langage du jazz."

L'EXPRESS, Toronto Canada

- "...Rieu n'a absolument rien à envier aux meilleurs souffleurs de sa génération. Point à la ligne."

- "...Son style est totalement libre, il manifeste une projection sans pareil, son phrasé n'est absolument pas orthodoxe, tout en révélant le background d' un musicien qui connait fort bien le patrimoine jazzistique..."

- "...Yannick Rieu a envoûté littéralement les festivaliers."

 LA PRESSE, MONTREAL

"...Intensity and integrity are two words that come to mind when talking about Yannick Rieu."
PLANET JAZZ, MONTREAL Canada

"...De la place accordée dans les solos au silence et à la respiration autant qu'à la tension, qui ne s'interrompt jamais par débauche d'énergie mais se défait comme un souffle qui s'éteint- cette musique prend le temps d'éclore et d'exister."
SO WHAT, PARIS France

DISCOGRAPHY

Da-Li, 2015.jpg
Balade Balades.jpg
L'art du trio (2014).jpg
Spectrum, 2009.jpg
I is memory, 2005.jpg
Saint Gervais, 2005.jpg
Non acoustic project, 2002.jpg
Little zab 2, 2001.jpg
Little zab, 1999.jpg
What is the colour of love, 1995.jpg
Sweet Geom, 1995.jpg

LIVE ON THE ROAD

11.11.19   PARIS, Péniche le Marcounet

14.11.19   SAINT-JEAN CAP-FERRAT, Salle Charlie Chaplin

15.11.19   BORDEAUX, Workshops - Festival Jazz à Caudéran

16.11.19   BORDEAUX, Festival Jazz à Caudéran

17.11.19   LIMOGES, Festival Éclats d'Email - Jazz Édition

19.11.19   TOULOUSE, Workshops

20.11.19   TOULOUSE, Le Taquin

07.12.19   MONTREAL (CA), Dieze Onze

27.12.19   MONTREAL (CA), Dieze Onze

08.02.20   VICTORIAVILLE (CA), Carré 150 - Salle Guy Aubert

13.03.20   QUÉBEC (CA), Palais Montcalm

27.03.20   STANSTEAD (CA), Église Neverwas 

09.05.20   LONGUEIL (CA), Théâtre de la ville

TECHNICAL RIDER

Diasporas Music         michael@diasporasmusic.com         Caraquet, NB Canada

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