Léon Phal

Léon Phal, representative of the new boiling jazz scene, has become obsessed with going further and further, pushing the limits. Maintaining this course of constant progress means breaking with certain practices as well as freeing himself from codes and habits, forgetting academic notions, moving away from a purely jazz approach and combining it with modern codes. Instead of precisely written scores, Léon Phal prefers the inspiration of the moment, which arises when he sits alone in his studio in front of his machines. Synthesizing rhythms, sketching arrangements, feeling the groove as it builds and settles in. The right sound, the right grain to reach. And finally, reinterpret everything with the core group of musicians who make up the quintet.