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Bijou Caillou Voyou / Florian Pellisier

Florian Pellisier - Bijou Caillou Voyou

Heavenly Sweetness

Pianist Florian Pellisier's third release "Bijou Caillou Voyou" continues his stretch of impressive albums. "Bijou Caillou Voyou" exudes a smokey night club ultra cool jazz vibe reminiscent of the late sixties NYC bebop era. Pellisier's quintet of over a decade convey that vibe to perfection. "Coup De Foudre a Thessalonique" is an earthy tune feels like a cool summer breeze. Pellisier's swirling melodies align with trumpeter Yoan Loustalot's joyous soloing. "Boca" is festive number that finds poet Anthony Joseph waxing a tale over drummer David Georgelet's bubbling percussion. Pellisier's two handed forays and his propulsive style shine on "Colosse de Rhodes" He unleashes a glorious melody for both trumpeter Loustalot and Christophe Panzani's tenor to glide over. Georgelet keeps the rhythm in high gear. This is a superb release from a band that can swing hard and takes no prisoners. Pellisier is proving to be a priemier pianist and this hard bop gem will provide definite satisfaction.

Reg Dancy, 05/18