What is happening on March 15th? An album is being born. Jean has 8 original songs composed, which make up his debut album, The Beauty Of Differences. A five-piece band including guitar, piano, sax, drums and bass will interpret the music, bringing the notes on the page to life. The Beauty of Differences was inspired by Jean’s time here in the USA (Princeton), the way stepping out of your comfort zone opens your eyes to yourself and others. Surrounded by nature and inspired by the beauty, his compositions reflect the spiritual journey he’s been on.
For our US move I decided to sell most of my gear, motivated to discover new sounds.
Since I arrived in the states I tried lots of different guitars. I was looking for a crush.
I got some on beautiful guitars from the fifties or sixties (like a 54 strat, a 61 330) but the prices were way out of my league. Then I tried several Eastman that I found great. After few contacts with them I’ve now the pleasure to announce that I’m endorsed by Eastman guitars!
I received my first model, a AR503CE, I’m really satisfied and I’m discovering its potential.
I can start to compose for my first personal album.
Since the last post my days have been full, mainly with the arrangement and the production of a new electro album. Gilles Boucomont recreated the Reform Psalter, using our contemporary codes. During the Reform, Calvin commissioned the best poets and composers of his time. There is not yet a release date for this new opus.
I wish you a blossoming new year.
On the music side, “Nous d’une autre” Carole Thibaut’s play was wonderfully performed at the Rond Point Theater at the end of October. There were 4 shows. The collaboration with the director Joséphine Checco was really great. The music became a character in the play and supported the story. I had a lot of positives feedbacks and some funny anecdotes. For example, one man watching the play was trying really hard to “shazam” the music to know who it was.
So we take our pens…that’s fine, I’m just starting to compose for a drama for the Pan company. “Nous d’une autre” will be presented at the Theater Rond Point at the end of October. It will be the first time that I’m composing for the theater, it’s going to be a great experience!