Saxophonist/composer Jacques Schwarz-Bart found inspiration in the work of Carlos Castaneda for his latest release, The Art of Dreaming . Schwarz-Bart saw a commonality in the concept of musicians performing and the premise of Castenada’s book, which shares the same title. The quartet which consists of Baptiste Trotignon on piano, Thomas Bramerie on bass and Hans Van Oosterhout on drums is a solid unit which sounds like they’ve played together for decades. The material selected on the project is fresh and all original compositions, which cover the gamut from swing to more contemplative moods. This is a production that is truly a worth hearing.
Click here to listen to a clip of “Peyotl”.
Tracks: Blues Jonjon, It’s Pain, Peyotl, Moods, Now, Lullaby From Atlantis, Massassoit, DLO Pann, Emile, Voir.