Sissoko Segal Parisien Peirani - Les Égarés
Available 7th April 2023.
New quartet Sissoko Segal Parisien Peirani presents "Les ?gar?s" (The wandering), an album recorded by two virtuoso duos (Sissoko-Segal and Peirani-Parisien), who for years have excelled in the art of cross-fertilising sounds and transcending genres. Les Egares is more than a record. It's play space, a locus of musical life, a poetic asylum inhabited by two duos: Ballake Sissoko (kora) and Vincent Segal (cello) on the one hand and Vincent Peirani (accordion) and Emile Parisien (sax) on the other. In the case of these magicians, 2 + 2 no longer makes 4, it makes 1. Because what they concoct is most definitely a unity of spirit, a single and fluid sound that disdains all forms of egotistical competitiveness and puts each participant at the service of a common musical good. Neither jazz, nor trad, nor chamber, nor avant-garde, but a bit of all of them, all at once, Les Egares is the kind of album that makes the ear the king of all instruments, an album where virtuosity expresses itself in the art of complicity, where the simple and grandiose idea of listening to one another results in the birth of a splendid song with four parts. Arecord without a solo voice but a record that never stops singing. "You walk without knowing where you're going, letting yourself drift and giving into the pleasure of being lost" sums up Vincent Segal.