法国爵士大奖最佳演奏乐手,法国最耀眼的新生代吉他手Sylvain Luc阔别两年之后最新演奏专辑《Joko》.荣获2002年法国的葛莱美奖「Victoire de la Musique」最佳爵士艺人、新生代爵士吉他手席尔维‧路(Sylvain Luc)，遇上被誉为传奇吉他大师金格‧莱恩哈特的接班人、著名的比利时籍爵士吉他大师伯瑞利‧拉葛兰(Bireli Lagrene)。两把原声吉他交会对弹、超炫技法透明璀璨在大师伯瑞利‧拉葛兰音乐上的大力作嫁下、捧红了席尔维‧路这颗未来的爵士吉他之星！
以咆勃乐派及酷派等主流爵士为主力诉求的Dreyfus Jazz，旗下包括有「钢琴小巨人」米榭‧派卓契亚尼(Michel Petrucciani)、世界排名第一的手风琴大师理查‧盖利安诺(Richard Galliano)、当今最佳的大乐团明格斯大乐团(Mingus Big Band)、传奇鼓手洛伊‧海恩斯(Roy Haynes)、知名吉他手伯瑞利‧拉葛兰(Bireli Lagrene)、电吉他大师菲利普‧凯萨林(Phillip Catherine)、著名次中音萨克斯风手史帝夫‧葛罗斯曼(Steve Grossman)、2002年葛莱美音乐奖得主贝斯手马克斯‧米勒(Marcus Miller)、钢琴手尚米榭‧皮尔(Jean-MichelPilc)、吉他手席维尔‧路(Sylvain Luc)以及次中音萨风手罗沙利欧‧朱利安尼(Rosario Giuliani)等著名乐手。
"A phenomenal technician with a very fertile imagination and an assured sense of swing." --Jazz Times Magazine
Six years ago, Sylvain Luc was formally introduced to American audiences with Duet, the unparalleled guitar duo album with gypsy guitar king BirÃ©li LagrÃ¨ne. With Sud (2001) and Trio Sud (2002), both featuring the vibrant and sparkling rhythm section of Jean-Marc Jafet on bass and Andre Ceccarelli on drums, and 2005's Ambre, the sensuous and beautiful solo guitar album, Luc has thrilled and entranced critics and music lovers with his one-of-a-kind sound. Now, in his late 30's, Luc is poised to re-emerge from the French jazz scene - the first community to embrace his traditional Basque sounds - to once again offer the wider world of mainstream jazz his most sophisticated recording to date. (About the Artist)
On Sylvain Luc's fifth recording titled "Joko," the critically acclaimed French guitarist makes a bold departure from his previous solo and trio recordings to perform with a dynamic new group featuring French avant-garde legend Michel Portal on clarinet and young French piano favorite Jacky Terrasson. Rounding out this unique ensemble are Pascal Rey on drums and percussion, Eric Longsworth on cello, Olivier Ker-Ourio on harmonica, and Iranian brothers Keyvan and Bijan Chenirani on daf, zarb, bendir and udu.
"Joko" gives fans a taste of Luc's elegant chord voicings on 15 great songs. Listeners are treated to his lyrical acoustic guitar lines, effortless grooves and the ethereal chord textures of Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out," the clean, round sounds of Keith Jarrett's "Coral," the mesmerizing nuance of Paul McCartney's "This Never Happened Before" (from his recent hit Chaos and Creation in the Backyard), and the eclecticism of "Fandanguito," a Luc original.
The guitar tuning Luc uses is an outgrowth of his traditional Basque decent. Much like his good friend Bireli Lagrene, Sylvain Luc was a child prodigy from a family of traditional gypsy musicians and has grown into an amazing technician, combining a total command of the jazz guitar tradition with a deep love and understanding of world music, including that of his own Basque heritage. When you talk about crossing his sound over into jazz, he is really relentless and is making that happen beautifully through the use of multiple guitars, overdubbed bass lines, and percussive taps on the guitar body. The diversity of the recording will hold your interest from start to finish with its stirring combination of standards and original material.( Product Description--Amazon.com)
01. Light My Fire
02. This Never Happened Before
03. Fil Bleu
05. Terre Inconnue
06. Steppin' Out
10. Machination Secrete
12. Mean Old Man
14. Folk Print
15. Le Roi Dans Les Bois