Grand Ensemble Koa

Beat

A large group with atypical instrumentation and an explosive character, the Grand Ensemble Koa offers a music that mixes jazz & rock, pop & contemporary music, electric & acoustic, improvisation & writing.
In its latest creation, "BEAT", the Montpellier-based jazz ensemble follows in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, three major poets of the beat generation. In this third album, the 8 virtuosos set to music the texts of these non-conformist poets, carried by the luminous voice of Caroline Sentis.

 

Release in France: January 11, 2019
Release in Germany: January 25, 2019

Recording Philippe Gaillot - Studio Recall
Editing Florian Vincent
Mixing, Mastering Philipp Heck - Studio Bauer [Ludwigsburg]
Production Collectif Koa
Composition Alfred Vilayleck

Musicians
Alfred Vilayleck direction, composition & bass
Caroline Sentis voice, vocals
Matthieu Chédeville soprano saxophone
Armel Courrée alto saxophone
Jérôme Dufour tenor saxophone
Pascal Bouvier trombone
Daniel Moreau piano, keyboards
Samuel Mastorakis vibraphone
Julien Grégoire drums

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A large group with atypical instrumentation and an explosive character, the Grand Ensemble Koa offers a music that mixes jazz & rock, pop & contemporary music, electric & acoustic, improvisation & writing. In its latest creation, “BEAT”, the Montpellier-based jazz ensemble follows in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs, three major poets of the beat generation. In this third album, the 8 virtuosos set to music the texts of these non-conformist poets, carried by the luminous voice of Caroline Sentis.