“The very moment intuition, knowledge and craftsmanship collide as one the chain reaction creates an energy in which a masterpiece is created. The audience senses the quality of the event instantly, without any explanation. On this beautiful album we hear four masters at work in total synergy. Carnet Imaginaire grabs a hold on you, pulls you in and doesn’t let you go until the very end. Once again there’s no explanation needed. Effortlessly the music itself shows the direction. The listener follows the lead of each carefully crafted composition and improvisation, by these wonderful musicians. Clearly a natural choice, the trio’s decision to have pianist Wolfert Brederode as a featured guest turns out to be perfect. Guillermo Celano, Marcos Baggiani and Joachim Badenhorst are true storytellers, creating their landscapes with a wide variety of shapes and colors. I hope you enjoy this album as much as I do.” - Jasper Somsen
The extraordinary atmosphere is set in a cozy and enigmatic ambiance, with a beautiful cover of the Edith Piaf's" Hymn a l’amour.
Le Soir (Belgium)
Elegant melodies peel out of stumbled sequences of beats, great melancholic themes grow out of quiet banter, enigmatic voices murmur and lament, tribal beats seek their way in the diffuse sonics of saxophone and guitars.
-- NDR Kultur (Germany)
Release Date: April 22, 2022
Catalog Number: CR 73538
Label: Challenge Records
Number of Discs: 1