Since 2012, with the support of the WM Music team and my wife Isabelle, I organize an annual concert the first weekend of January in my little village in Alsace, Uhrwiller. Every year I set up a new band, with musicians of all generations, sometimes initiating the meeting, for a unique concert.
The first edition in 2012 gave rise to the album “Bol d’air” in trio with Marcel Loeffler on accordion and Davide Petrocca on double bass. Since then, none of the other projects have been published, except on some videos on the internet. However, all these concerts were recorded in HD multitrack.
In addition to the 5 unpublished annual concerts, I also have recordings of my two residences in June 2013 and 2016 at the cultural center “La Castine” in Reichshoffen, as well as the 20 years celebration of Triophone at the cultural center “Le Point d’Eau” in Ostwald in October 2016.
I wanted to make a compilation of selected moments of these concerts after having carefully listened to more than 10 hours of recordings. I took notes, exchanged with some of the musicians concerned, and selected about 75 minutes of live music for this album, where there are 19 musicians playing in 7 different formations.