Grand Ensemble Koa
Concert of the Grand Ensemble Koa at the Taquin on October 23, 2021.
Dance of the unsubmissive is an imaginary dance in which a joyful assembly of uncertain characters rebel against the constraints of our society by dancing and feasting, making the most of the present moment.
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.
The Sanskrit word Ahimsâ designates, in the religions of India, non-violence and even the absence of any intention to harm.
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. »
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 […]. »
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. »