The Jazz Session #596: Emile Parisien

SFrench soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien danced onto my radar when I saw him perform in duo with accordionist Vincent Peirani at the 2014 Berlin Jazz Festival. He was virtuosic, superbly musical, and, most importantly, gave me a newfound appreciation for the soprano saxophone. He has been recording as sideman and leader for the Munich-based ACT label for ten years and his latest album “Louise” is his 7th offering as bandleader. For the first time, he teams up with a core band comprising both European AND American jazz musicians, and the results are richly nuanced and exciting.

Show Notes:
– Louise
– Jojo
– Prayer 4 Peace
– The Crave (Emile Parisien & Vincent Peirani)
– Jungle Jig

Visit ACT Music here to buy Louise

Theme music by The Respect Sextet
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Author: Jason Crane