BEN RANDO | TRUE STORY
RELEASED THE 10th OF MARCH 2017
"Ben Rando proposes a musical world in wich melodic clarity prevails [...] The contemporary language is developed with talent"
"A cinematographic album" FIP
« The band shifts deliciously with a bittersweet jazz, rich of bluesy inflexions [….] Rando's piano play seeps a sens of groove. » Citizen Jazz
« The subtle orchestrations of this opus overflows with bright colors and melodic inventions » Blog de Choc
« An inspiring album, Sarah Elizabeth’s words into sound images: in a cinematographic climate settles captivating complicity and improvisation in a free and intense flow » Lylo
« The writing attached to the melodie’s force gives it a pop music touch with space for free flying improvisations » Culture Jazz
« An album with rich and deep sonorities, especially contemporary » Jazz Radio
« Creator of a true contemporary jazz universe, Ben Rando os not only a composer, but also a pianist virtuoso » La Provence
In 2016 , the pianist Ben Rando brings together a team of exceptional musicians to deliver his «True Story», first album in his own name.
Fascinated by classical music of the XXth century and also keening folk and pop music, he signs a jazz album resolutely contemporaneous with a modern sound carried by intimist and profound atmospheres.
Passionate by singing and built by previous successes with experienced vocalists, he chooses to give a key position at Sarah Elizabeth Charles pure and vibrant voice who also writes the album lyrics.
Ben Rando’s music is at a crossroads, taking the risk to mix simple musical forms and harmonic richness, linking these two worlds through the universal language of jazz.
Ben Rando : piano, composition
Sarah Elizabeth Charles : vocals, lyrics
Yacine Boularès : saxophones
Federico Casagrande : guitar
Sam Favreau : double bass
Cédrick Bec : drums
04.03 CRI DU PORT, Marseille
04.04 IMFP, Salon de Provence
04.05 NEW MORNING, Paris
04.06 MAGIC MIRRORS, Istres
05.08 NANJING, CHINA
05.09 HEFEI, CHINA
05.10 GUANGZHOU, CHINA
05.11 GUANGZHOU, CHINA
05.12 BEIJING, CHINA
05.13 BEIJING, CHINA
07.11 Festival Nocturnes Ste-Victoire
Tsong Dao Prod
Live at New Morning, Paris
April the 5th 2017