Sandra Cipolat Trio

asymmetrical and poetical jazz

Sandra Cipolat, a young and talented pianist who graduated from the jazz class of the Montpellier Conservatory, proposes with her trio compositions inspired by the melodies of cinema. Influenced by artists such as Dave Holland, Herbie Hancock or Tigran Hamasyan, and discovered last year in the Grand Orchestre de Jazz d’Occitanie (the GROô 1st edition), she has set herself the goal of retranscribing the emotions and moods evoked by the great works of the 7th art…

This Trio was born on the occasion of the opening concert of the 12th edition of the Koa Jazz Festival, in 2019. The affinities and the cohesion which emerges from this concert push the three musicians to continue this musical and cinematographic adventure. The musical identity of the group is tinged with improvisation and asymmetric rhythms as much as with familiar melodies and poetic ballads.

Distribution

  • Sandra Cipolat : piano, vocals
  • Léo Chazallet : bass
  • Julien Grégoire : drums

Sandra Cipolat Trio - Final Cut

In the newspaper

JAZZ MAGAZINE – JULY 2021

“It’s a bit of program music, inspired by movies from childhood or elsewhere. The style is a bit like the 70’s, on the sophisticated side of jazz-fusion in small groups: left hand unisons of the keyboard-bass line, arpeggios…. But also in the pianist the taste to go to seek by the nuances an expressiveness, a lyricism. A bass guitarist who knows how to make the instrument sing in a rather virtuoso way, and a drummer who inserts himself, often with finesse, sometimes with stiffness. But in the end a very positive impression, culminating in a composition announced as inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Death on the Run, in fact a copious borrowing from one of Bernard Hermann’s themes, to then lead to a form and development that delighted the listener that I was.”

Xavier Prévost

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