CHEVALLIER / BOISSEAU / LAVERGNE

Second Life

David Chevallier : acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars, banjo

Sébastien Boisseau : acoustic bass

Christophe Lavergne : drums

Three years after the creation of "Standards & Avatars", at the Europa Jazz Festival, the trio formed by David Chevallier, Sébastien Boisseau and Christophe Lavergne has changed its sound and offers us a new and entirely original repertoire.

Although the rhythm section remains unchanged, David Chevallier has changed his electric guitar into 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars and banjo, creating a unique trio sound, a kind of imaginary Jazz-Folk.

Eager to get a wider and more complex sound, the whole creation is subtly computer assisted. "Second Life", the new life of an inspired trio.

David Chevallier est en constante interaction avec sa rythmique : voilà un trio acoustique particulièrement performant.

Claude Loxhay - Jazz Halo

La rigueur de l'écriture, précise mais jamais imposante, couplée au soin apporté aux arrangements font de cette combinaison une feuille de route stimulante. Le trio s'y engage avec aisance et l'enrichit même d'un plaisir pour le jeu immédiatement perceptible.

Nicolas Dourlhès - Citizen Jazz

Standards & Avatars

David Chevallier : electric guitar

Sébastien Boisseau : acoustic bass

Christophe Lavergne : drums

"With a line-up of Sébastien Boisseau (Bass), Christophe Lavergne (Drums) and David Chevallier (Guitar) this guitar trio really gets into some great playing. Chevallier for the main part has a nice clean but crisp tone on his guitar but not without aversion to more overdriven sounds when mixing it up in the more improvised passages where the music really comes to life. His playing is excellent and there is interesting use of harmonies to well-known passages as well as the deconstruction of material such as on Strange Fruit. It’s good to hear well-worn material being used to inspire more modern post-bop and freer playing, whilst grounding the more ‘outside’ sections that might not have worked quite so well without their structured forebears.

Once in a while you stumble across an album that not only did you not have any preconceived ideas about but you didn’t actually know about at all, which then turns out to be an absolute gem! This is one of those rare instances. A really great album that ought to be more widely heard, containing some great music from a fresh perspective."

Chris Haines - Free Jazz Blog

"With a line-up of Sébastien Boisseau (Bass), Christophe Lavergne (Drums) and David Chevallier (Guitar) this guitar trio really gets into some great playing. Chevallier for the main part has a nice clean but crisp tone on his guitar but not without aversion to more overdriven sounds when mixing it up in the more improvised passages where the music really comes to life. His playing is excellent and there is interesting use of harmonies to well-known passages as well as the deconstruction of material such as on Strange Fruit. It’s good to hear well-worn material being used to inspire more modern post-bop and freer playing, whilst grounding the more ‘outside’ sections that might not have worked quite so well without their structured forebears.

Once in a while you stumble across an album that not only did you not have any preconceived ideas about but you didn’t actually know about at all, which then turns out to be an absolute gem! This is one of those rare instances. A really great album that ought to be more widely heard, containing some great music from a fresh perspective."

Chris Haines - Free Jazz Blog

"With a line-up of Sébastien Boisseau (Bass), Christophe Lavergne (Drums) and David Chevallier (Guitar) this guitar trio really gets into some great playing. Chevallier for the main part has a nice clean but crisp tone on his guitar but not without aversion to more overdriven sounds when mixing it up in the more improvised passages where the music really comes to life. His playing is excellent and there is interesting use of harmonies to well-known passages as well as the deconstruction of material such as on Strange Fruit. It’s good to hear well-worn material being used to inspire more modern post-bop and freer playing, whilst grounding the more ‘outside’ sections that might not have worked quite so well without their structured forebears.

Once in a while you stumble across an album that not only did you not have any preconceived ideas about but you didn’t actually know about at all, which then turns out to be an absolute gem! This is one of those rare instances. A really great album that ought to be more widely heard, containing some great music from a fresh perspective."

Chris Haines - Free Jazz Blog

"With a line-up of Sébastien Boisseau (Bass), Christophe Lavergne (Drums) and David Chevallier (Guitar) this guitar trio really gets into some great playing. Chevallier for the main part has a nice clean but crisp tone on his guitar but not without aversion to more overdriven sounds when mixing it up in the more improvised passages where the music really comes to life. His playing is excellent and there is interesting use of harmonies to well-known passages as well as the deconstruction of material such as on Strange Fruit. It’s good to hear well-worn material being used to inspire more modern post-bop and freer playing, whilst grounding the more ‘outside’ sections that might not have worked quite so well without their structured forebears.

Once in a while you stumble across an album that not only did you not have any preconceived ideas about but you didn’t actually know about at all, which then turns out to be an absolute gem! This is one of those rare instances. A really great album that ought to be more widely heard, containing some great music from a fresh perspective."

Chris Haines - Free Jazz Blog

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