Grand Ensemble Koa

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ROCK

Grand Ensemble Koa is a large group with an atypical instrumentation and an explosive character. It is 9 musicians, led by the bassist/composer Alfred Vilayleck, who mix jazz and rock, pop and contemporary music, electric and acoustic, improvisation and writing in a style that is their own.

 

Distribution

  • Caroline Sentis : voice
  • Matthieu Chédeville : soprano sax
  • Armel Courrée : alto and barython sax
  • Jérôme Dufour : tenor sax
  • Pascal Bouvier : trombone
  • Killian Rebreyend : vibraphone
  • Daniel Moreau : keyboards, piano
  • Alfred Vilayleck : electric bass
  • Julien Grégoire : drums

Projects

Dance of the Unsubmissives

Dance of the Unsubmissives

Dance of the Unsubmissives is an imaginary dance in which a joyful assembly of uncertain characters rebels against the constraints of our society by dancing and feasting, making the most of the present moment.

BEAT

BEAT

The jazz ensemble from Montpellier follows in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs. Animated by the pulsations of the literary and intellectual movement of the "Beat Generation", the 8 virtuosos set to music the texts of these anti-conformist poets, carried by the luminous voice of Caroline Sentis.

AHIMSA

AHIMSA

The Sanskrit word Ahimsâ designates, in the religions of India, non-violence and even the absence of any intention to harm.

Koa Roi

Koa Roi

An absurd musical tale, for eleven musicians and a comedian in the middle of a power struggle...

Press review

CULTUREJAZZ – SEPTEMBER 2020
« Asphodel, the first piece, is articulated around the velvety voice of the trombone, the electric bass imposes its rock beat, the vibra pushes the walls of sound and opens the space of the studio and of our heads, the spirit of Pink Floyd comes to take a look when the vocalist is doubled by the chorus of all the others Impressive. »
Alain Gauthier

JAZZMAGAZINE – OCTOBER 2019
« Caroline Sentis opened her voice to modulations similar to trapeze jumps and which rendered, exactly, the rustle of sulphurous tongues emanating from these bodies in furnace that had been the poets of the Beat […]. »
Guy Darol

LES DERNIÈRES NOUVELLES DU JAZZ – JANUARY 2019
« A brilliant confirmation of Alfred Vilayleck’s talent as a composer and of the musical and instrumental quality of the members of the Grand Ensemble Koa de Montpellier. (…) The quality of the soloists irradiates the improvised spaces, and the collective sense is palpable in the whole course of the CD, track after track. »
Xavier Prévost

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