Round-trips, Piano Solo
“...His superb melodic phrases, reach out to us with his delicate touch, and overwhelm us as they awaken a wide palette of our emotions, of our dreams. A first album of an incredible intensity and poetry.” (Album of the week)
“…Ses Phrases mélodique superbes, toujours servies par ce toucher délicat, nous submergent et réveillent en nous toute la palette de émotions, de nos rêves. Un premier album solo d’une intensité et d’une poésie inouïe.” (Album du la semaine)
“…A short and delightful first solo album…A perfect original soundtrack making more use of the sophisticated writing of songs than of jazz«
“..Un premier album en solo court et ravissant…Une parfaite B.O. empruntant plus à l’écriture sophistiquée de chansons qu’au jazz. »
“…Obsessive, geographical nomadism of the musician or organized craze, a soothing trance, kept at bay madness confined between two movements…”
“…Obsessionnel, nomadisme géographique du musicien ou folie organisée, transe tempérée, folie circonscrite entre deux mouvements.”
JUDAIKA RADIO - STRASBOURG
Improvisations pour Georges Braque
By CITIZEN JAZZ
“In 2013, Or Solomon is invited to perform on the occasion of the 'Sleepless Night' event at the Grand Palais. The Parisian museum hosted an exhibition of Georges Braque and it is suggested to him to improvise on the canvases. These Improvisations are the fruit of this concert. Solomon does not try to transcribe on his keyboard black and white the warm colors of the paintings, but is inspired by the overall approach of the painter to take possession of the entire exhibition. The idea is not in vain… a very deconstructed approach where the movement is of capital importance.
Full of details and precisions as if he was putting a smokescreen… the raw recording, releasing the band without editing the improvisations, makes it possible to relive the concert as it was under the canopy of the Grand Palais, even when the alarm bell of an audio-guide brings a crystalline counterpoint to the game, or a murmur is instilled in the scene. He enjoys it and uses these small incidents to open other angles, other points of view, to discover other lights. When he throws some ping-pong balls into the heart of his piano, the "X-Ping", Solomon completes his contemplative journey by playing with Cubist symbolism. The ball and the string, stylized on the album’s art-work, certainly refer to the painter's perspectives, but are also part of the pianist's aesthetic, which offers us here more than a guided tour.”
“In 2013, Or Solomon was invited to perform on the occasion of the 'Sleepless Night' event at the Grand Palais. The Parisian museum was hosting an exhibition of Georges Braque and asked Solomon to improvise based on Braque’s art. These improvisations are the fruit of this concert. Solomon did not try to transcribe, using black and white keys, the warm colours of the paintings, but instead was inspired by the overall approach of the painter, taking hold of the exhibition in its entirety. This approach was not in vain… resulting in a deconstructed approach where movement was of the highest importance.
Precise and full of details, with a hidden logic... The raw recording, released without editing, makes it possible to relive the concert as it was under the canopy of the Grand Palais, including moments when the alarm bell of an audio-guide brought a crystalline counterpoint to the musical game at play, or a murmur was instilled in the scene. He enjoyed these small incidents, which opened up other angles, other points of view. When he threw some ping-pong balls into the heart of his piano for the "X-Ping", Solomon completed his contemplative journey by playing with Cubist symbolism. The ball and the string, stylised in the album’s cover art, certainly refers to the painter's perspectives, but also to the pianist's aesthetic, offering us more than a guided tour.”
This album exists in a physical version only