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Endangered Blood Live @ Le petit Faucheux, Tours, 2014-11-14 / Fennesz Live @ Mains d'Œuvres, Saint-Ouen, 2014-11-16

posted by Emmanuel on 25.11.14 11:47 in Concert Reviews Print  

The two concerts offered great moments and the two rooms' great settings to experiment with the music they welcomed. Time might help resurface bits of the music from these nights, here or there, to decide if their evanescence could go through the doors of the concert hall, to live outside, in its audience's minds. Both already did that for me.

When Endangered Blood take the stage at about 10 PM this Friday at Le petit Faucheux, this very active venue dedicated to improvised music, as part of the Festival Émergences, everybody seems to know them already, which in a place where the programing goes far beyond mainstream jazz, must be more of the exception than the rule. The excitement fills the air along with the tranquil assurance that everything can but go well.

Well, one hour or so later (what! already?), only a few of the around 170 spectators, if any, will look disappointed. The warm reception matches the festive interaction onstage, and the New-Yorkers come back for two playful encores, one being an all-together furious rendition of "Andrew's Ditty Variation One”, the last track of their first, self-titled album as a quartet, and tribute to their friend and neighbor, key jazz figure Andrew d'Angelo, for whom ...


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