Delbecq, Benoit / Nu-Turn
Album:Nu-Turn Collection:Jazz
Artist:Delbecq, Benoit Added:Jun 2003
Label:Songlines Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-06-23 Pull Date:2003-08-25 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 24Aug 3Jul 27Jul 13

Recent Airplay
1.May 16, 2008:Memory Select
Into White
4.Aug 01, 2003:Memory Select
In Lilac
2.Aug 29, 2003:Memory Select
Into White
5.Jul 25, 2003:Memory Select
Into White
3.Aug 22, 2003:Memory Select
Into White
6.Jul 11, 2003:Memory Select
Into White

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-06-22 
Solo piano, often including prepared piano, where he blocks certain strings with a wood block or similar object. Nice chamber/classical atmosphere -- lots of reverb -- colored by some free-jazz ideas. Prepared piano tracks have a percussive sound for an almost "world music" feel (esp. 3, 9).

You can hear more of Delbecq, in a more directly jazz-related setting, on the album "Y?" by the Bertrand Denzler Cluster -- highly recommended.

1*- Gently popping groove
2- A loose feel, a mid/fast burble
3- Light, mid/fast. Ghostly high notes
4*- Quick patterings
5- Slow classical feel
6- Fast, serious
7- Slow and darkly dramatic, lots of pauses
8- Mid/fast, serious feel, sticks to high registers
9*- Spacey prepared piano, sounds like a percussion collective.

Track Listing
1.In Rainbows 5.Into Neon
2.In Lilac 6.On Embers
3.On Ne Dit Pas Regarder ... 7.Nu-Turn (Etude De Nu)
4.On Laterite 8.In Funfairs
 9.Into White