Soul mates; a somewhat enigmatic title for a classical music record label ; could it be a compilation of Soul music songs from the eighties; or a Jazz CD?
True; the saxophone is inevitably associated with those styles; but it is; first and foremost a symphony orchestra instrument that was brought to fame by Ravel’s Boléro and Bizet’s Arlésienne. Together with pianist Virginie Falquet; saxophone player Laurent Estoppey formed a no less (name-wise)enigmatic Duo ST15. Aiming to present a repertoire composed for their formation; the Duo plays; commisions; seeks out and discovers young talented musicians such as Victor Cordero who wrote the sensitive Soul Mates. The programme ends by one of Darius Milhaud’s most attractive pieces; written when he was staying in Brazil.
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