The artists we represent
KORA JAZZ TRIO
Jazz and Mandinka music seem to fit together seamlessly. The concept behind the Kora Jazz Trio is held aloft by Abdoulaye Diabaté, a pianist and the main composer behind this project which was born in his mind when he still resided in Dakar. Having served alongside other greats (Salif Keita, Papa Wemba…), the man who gave direction to the Orchestre National du Sénégal chose to give life to a formula which combined the piano, an emblem of Western temperament, with the kora, a symbol of African modulation. This decision was made at the turn of the millennium, and today, it has proved its worth.
AUBAILE et DEVILLE
David Aubaile (piano) and Frédéric Deville (cello) write music that is both highly legible and positive, borrowing seamlessly from the classical form, drawing on its enduring ability to broaden emotions. In the original compositions of Dolce Ostinato, their melodies are intimately woven into the solid rhythmic orchestration, anchored at the crossroad of their experiences. Aubaile is a self-taught pianist who has been exploring jazz and its derivatives while Deville became a classical cellist invested in creating contemporary pieces. Together, they boldly explore the sounds of jazz, with Mediterranean and odd rhythms, rubatos typical of chamber music, and picturesque melodies becoming audible frescoes. The cover illustrates similar blends, hinting at classicism but replete with colourful and iconoclastic musical elements, some anachronistic, reaped over the years by two roving musicians.