JAZZ IN JAPAN
Clemens Van der Feen –bass
Dre Pallemaerts – drums
17 Shizuoka Lifetime www.fugetsuro.co.jp/lifetime/
19 Minami Aoyama Body and Soul www.bodyandsoul.co.jp/schedule
20 Kyoto Le Club Jazz web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/people/ktsin/
21 Kyoto Le Club Jazz
22 Nagoya Star Eyes www.stareyes.co.jp/
24 Musashino Swing Hall www.musashino-culture.or.jp/sisetu/swing/top.html
25 Shinjuku Pit Inn www.pit-inn.com/
Paul Lay is one of the most original pianists in recent years. He has a wide-ranging approach to harmony, a unique rhythmic sense and he never plays down to an audience. That doesn’t mean he’s out to challenge listeners, but he manages to do just that with a powerful sense of engagement and creativity. His playing teems with energy.
At a relatively young age, still in his 30s, he has captivated many listeners searching for the right combination of tradition and edginess. Born in southwest France, he has won awards and played at more and more international festivals. His fresh approach to jazz piano can be heard on his most recent release “Mikado,” an intriguing combination of imagination, dexterity and composition.
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