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Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible

NAÏSSAM JALAL
Flute, Nay, Voice, Composition
LEONARDO MONTANA
Piano
CLAUDE TCHAMITCHIAN
Double bass

 

Naïssam Jalal has invited in this trio, the talented Bresilian pianist Leonardo Montana and the amazing French Armenian double bass player Claude Tchamitchian in search of the Invisible. This music program is at the cross-road of extra-western, traditional mystic musics and modal jazz. The silence has a central place and the rhythm always leads towards trance in a repetitive and hypnotic shape. Sometimes the voice comes to help the other instruments to get in touch with the Invisible.

Hamid Drake was invited on 4 titles of the double album released on March 1rst 2019. The album won the « Victoire du Jazz 2019 » the highest jazz award in France and has recieved critical and public acclaim since the release. The trio gave already numerous concerts and many others are planned in Europe, America and Africa.

 
 

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Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible

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Quest of the Invisible Malaga (Spain) Women in Jazz - Universidad de Malaga 13 mai 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Nantes 44000 Pannonica 23 avril 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Tallinn (Estonia) Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre 28 févr. 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Savonlinna (Finland) Kulttuurikellari 27 févr. 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Turku (Finland) Turun konservatorio ja musiikkiopisto - Mestarinkadun sali 21 févr. 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Põlva (Estonia) Cultural Centre 06 mars 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Türi (Estonia) Cultural Centre 05 mars 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Rēzekne (Latvia) Latgales vēstniecība GORS 03 mars 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Riga (Latvia) VEF Culture Palace 02 mars 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Kuressaare (Estonia) Cultural Centre 01 mars 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Joensuu (Finland) Joensuu Music Winter - Carelia-Sali / Jazzkerho 76 ry 26 févr. 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Äänekoski (Finland) Suolahtisali 25 févr. 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Seinäjoki (Finland) Kalevan naveta - Hugo-sali / Jazzoikoon 24 févr. 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Tampere (Finland) G Livelab 23 févr. 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Helsinki (Finland) Savoy-Teatteri 22 févr. 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Paris 75001 Sunset & Sunside 08 avril 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Auvers-sur-Oise 95430 Auvers' Jazz 14 mai 2022 About
Quest of the Invisible Paris 75015 Médiathèque Marguerite Yourcenar 09 nov. 2021 About
Quest of the Invisible Viljandi (ESTONIA) Ancient Music Center 24 août 2021 About
Quest of the Invisible Taalinn (ESTONIA) Jazzkaar, Fotografiska 23 août 2021 About
Quest of the Invisible - Streaming Perpignan La casa musical - Jazzebre 03 avril 2021 About
Quest of the Invisible Hambourg (GERMANY) NDR Hamburg, Rolf-Liebermann-Studio (Oberstraße 120) 19 nov. 2021 About
Quest of the Invisible Marseille 13000 Festival les émouvantes 22 sept. 2021 About
Quest of the Invisible Coutances Festival Jazz sous les pommiers 26 août 2021 About
Quest of the Invisible Saint Paul-Trois-Châteaux Festival Parfum de Jazz 20 août 2021 About
Quest of the Invisible Festival Labyrinthe musical en Rouergue 12 août 2021 About
Quest of the Invisible Marciac Festival Jazz in Marciac 30 juil. 2021 About
Quest of the Invisible Bruère-Allichamps 18200 Abbaye de Noirlac 03 juil. 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Poitiers 86000 Jazz à Poitiers - Confort moderne 06 mars 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Issy les moulineaux 92130 Le réacteur 24 juin 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Tallinn (ESTONIA) Jazzkaar festival 24 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Rezekne (LATVIA) Gors 23 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Sigulda (LATVIA) Devons 22 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Riga (LATVIA) VEF Culture Palace 21 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Viljandi (ESTONIA) Ancient Music Centre 20 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Joensuu (FINLAND) konservatorio 18 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Äänekoski (FINLAND) Suolahtisali 17 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Seinäjoki (FINLAND) Central Library 16 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Tampere (FINLAND) G Livelab 15 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Turku (FINLAND) Turun konservatorio ja musiikkiopisto 14 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Loimaa (FINLAND) Taidetalo 13 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Helsinki (FINLAND) Helsinki Balderin Sali / JaZZanti 12 avril 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Hambourg (DEUTCHLAND) NDR - Hambourg 23 févr. 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Hambourg (DEUTCHLAND) NDR - Hambourg 22 févr. 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Auvers sur oise Auvers Jazz 08 mai 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Marciac Astrada 13 févr. 2021 About
CANCELED COVID Perpignan Jazzebre 20 mars 2021 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Arles Jazz in Arles 25 sept. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal & Claude Tchamitchian Asnières-sur-Oise 95270 Abbaye de Royaumont 30 août 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Marseille Mucem - Festival des 5 continents 16 août 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID Bruxelles (Belgium) Festival Brosella 05 juil. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Reims Festival Sunnyside 14 oct. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Montseveroux Jazz en Bièvres - Château de Montseveroux 09 oct. 2020 About
CANCELED COVID New York (USA) Lincoln Center 23 sept. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Marseille Festival les Emouvantes 16 sept. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID La Garde Adhémar Festival Parfum de jazz 18 août 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID Vincennes Paris Jazz Festival - Parc Floral 17 juil. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID Marseille Festival Jazz des cinqs continents 16 juil. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID Tallinn (ESTONIA) Jazzkaar festival 25 avril 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID Riga (LATVIA) VEF Culture Palace 22 avril 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID Joensuu (FINLAND) konservatorio 19 avril 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID Äänekoski (FINLAND) Suolahtisali 18 avril 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID Seinäjoki (FINLAND) Central Library 17 avril 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED (COVID) Turku (FINLAND) Turun seudun musiikkiopisto 15 avril 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED (COVID) Helsinki (FINLAND) Balderin Sali 14 avril 2020 About
Quest of the Invisible New York (USA) Winter Jazz Festival - Joe's Pub 14 janv. 2020 About
Quest of the Invisible New York (USA) Winter Jazz Festival - The bitter end 11 janv. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID Coutances Jazz sous les pommiers 19 mai 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED (COVID) Auvers sur Oise Auvers Jazz Festival 21 mars 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal "Quest of the Invisible" Valence 26000 Maison de la musique de Valence 30 janv. 2020 About
Quest of the Invisible Rabat (Maroc) Festival Jazz a Chellah 29 sept. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible - CANCELLED COVID Bruère-Allichamps Abbaye de Noirac 04 juil. 2020 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Lurs Ozons Jazz club 14 déc. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal & Leonardo Montana Stockholm (Sweden) Rönnells 28 nov. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Bischwiller Festival Jazzdor 20 nov. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Nevers Festival D'jazz Nevers 15 nov. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Jurançon Tonerre de jazz - Atelier du Neez 08 nov. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Paris 75020 Studio de l'ermitage 23 oct. 2019 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Bussy-Saint-Martin Festival Jazz Marne et Gondoire - Parc de Rentilly 20 sept. 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Uzes Festival Autres rivages 23 juil. 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Gaume (Belgium) Gaume Jazz Festival 10 août 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Raahe (FINLAND) Festival Jazz on the Beach 27 juil. 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Pamiers Festival Elles en scène 05 juil. 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Vienne (FR) Jazz à Vienne 09 juil. 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Tourcoing Jazz club 17 mai 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Bremen - GERMANY Jazzahead Showcase 26 avril 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible BERLIN (GERMANY) Festival Jazzdor 04 juin 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Saint Claude 39200 La fraternelle 25 mai 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Palaiseau 91120 Le caveau Jazz 05 avril 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Guidel 56520 L'Estran 31 mars 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Brest 29200 Plages magnétiques - Le Vauban 30 mars 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Paris 75011 Café de la danse 28 mars 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Rouen 76100 Chapelle Corneille 12 mars 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Mulhouse 68200 La Filature - Scène nationale de Mulhouse 05 mars 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Bagneux 92220 Maison de la musique et de la danse 10 févr. 2019 About
Quest of the Invisible Linz (Austria) Jazz club 03 déc. 2018 About
Quest of the Invisible Thalgau (Austria) Kulturkraftwerk 01 déc. 2018 About
Quest of the Invisible Fontenay sous Bois 94120 Le Comptoir 16 nov. 2018 About
Quest of the invisible Asnières-sur-Oise 95270 Abbaye de Royaumont 16 sept. 2018 About
Quest of the invisible Paris 75020 Studio de l'ermitage 11 janv. 2018 About
Naïssam Jalal "Quest of the Invisible" Festival Jazz au Fil de l'Oise 10 déc. 2017 About
Quest of the Invisible Paimpol 22500 La sirène 28 oct. 2017 About
Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible Pantin 93500 La Dynamo - Festival Banlieues Bleues 28 mars 2017 About
 

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Quest of the Invisible

Naïssam Jalal - Quest of the Invisible

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Awarded at the Victoire du jazz 2019 « unclassifiable album », « 4 f » Télérama, « 4* » Jazz Mag, « Indispensable » Jazz News.

 

« In the luminous double album Quest of the Invisible, the magic is there, the invisible becomes palpable, the trio lifts us from reverie to trance. » – Fip

 

« Naïssam Jalal signs a major work, intimate and transcendental. » – Qwest TV

 

« A quest that oscillates between shadow and light, contemplation and trance, silence and music. Naïssam Jalal approaches the shores of spirituality with a totally invested quartet . » – France musique

 

« It has been a while since we felt that the DNA of a masterpiece was flowing in Naïssam Jalal’s veins. – Grigri

 

« Silence resounds in the muffled strokes and the invisible takes shape in the repetitive notes of the piano, the evanescent lyricism of the strings and the oriental reminiscences of the flutes. » – Télérama

 

« Naïssam Jalal signs a major work, intimate and transcendental. » – Qwest TV

 

« Naïssam Jalal opens the transparent door that leads to the space within by holding onto the immaterial thread of music. Eight pieces channeled by the pure breath of the flute and the nay, enveloped in celestial songs, traversed by hypnotic rhythms, with the almost supernatural complicity of Leonardo Montana, Claude Tchamitchian and Hamid Drake. This fifth album is his Love Supreme. » – Jazz Mag ****

 

« This album, as successful as it is amazing, sounds like a fine ECM production out of the nest. » – Jazz News (Indispensable)

 

« In her perpetual quest for vibrations and emotions, the precious Naïssam Jalal elaborates subtle sound spaces rich in reminiscences and colors. A hypnotic and mystical jazz. » – Hiko’s chronicles

 

« A disarmingly obvious little gem, a superb introspective meditation. » – Drama

 

« Irrigated with lyricism, Quest of the Invisible is an intense and moving opus, inhabited by mystery and a soothing fullness. » – Amina

 

« The Beautiful is apprehended with eyes closed. A deeply soothing, beautiful album. » – Ena Mag

01/03/2019 - Production Les couleurs du son / Distribution l'Autre distribution