New Sounds: 16th January 2016
Mathias Schmitt: “Porte Harmonique – Les Fugues Fantômes – 2015”
Born in Lyon in 1977 , Mathias Schmitt discovered the piano at the age of 5, and followed a classical education to the age of 15. He then met Armand Reynaud , Harmony Professor of Jazz Conservatory of Lyon, who introduced him to improvisation.
He now performs regularly in piano bars and various other places, following his belief in:
“continuous improvisation, punctuated by nods to jazz standards and other tunes buried in our imaginations.”
I am very fond of the harmonic progression that forms the backbone of this piece, and I love the way that Mathias develops this motif into something so emotionally engaging. I hope you enjoy it just as much!
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