Jeff Mills / Emile Parisien
One is nicknamed the Wizard from Detroit and an international techno DJ prodigy. The other is a steadfastly contemporary saxophonist on the cutting edge of new French jazz performing with Vincent Peirani or his own quintet (album Sfumato, Act. 2016). During a short pairing, Jeff Mills and Emile Parisien first discussed John Coltrane for the Variations video series (Culturebox). The electricity instantly sparked between the machines and saxophone. Emile Parisien: “electro isn’t my usual music but I’m interested in it. I understand what Jeff does even better since knowing him.” And Jeff Mills adds: “you get exciting combinations when you blend jazz and electro. DJs see music in several dimensions!” It’s soon clear that trance’s spirituality is fuelling the project. “We approached it from a trance angle. Coltrane had achieved this dimension that’s true to electro’s quest. It’s not just about jazz or style!” What the duo brings us is a supreme genre designed to get you thinking. We know how powerful this effect can be in electro. An entire industry lives off it! Coltrane’s jazz showed how to achieve a sense of total freedom and nirvana.
Jeff Mills (DJ), Emile Parisien (s)
Hommage à John Coltrane
Lun.07.03 • 20 h 30
Lun.07.03 • 19 h 00