This year, Hear Palmer 2018 will mark the event’s 10th edition. Since 2010, wine and jazz go hand in hand at Château Palmer. The wines of the estate are not only tasted but heard, unveiled through the notes of great jazzmen.
Hear Palmer was born of a meeting between Jacky Terrasson, a famous French-American jazz pianist, and Thomas Duroux, managing director of Château Palmer. The idea of collaborating together came naturally for the two men, for a delicious dialogue of complexity and spontaneity exists between Château Palmer and Jazz. At once universal and mysterious, they both flirt between rigour and improvisation. From this blend of passions, wine for the one and jazz for the other, Hear Palmer was created. It took the form of a unique concert, held in the château, and resonating with a particular meaning – an expression in music of the 2009 vintage, the first in a long list of interpretations.
The 2010 vintage would then be interpreted by Yaron Herman and Michel Portal in the chai des Marronniers, the estate’s historic barrel cellar. Next came the 2011 vintage by the trio AIR, composed of Giovanni Mirabassi, Flavio Boltro and Glenn Ferris, once again within the walls of the château. Afterwards came the Lionel Belmondo trio to unveil the 2012 vintage. The 2013 vintage was set to music by the Daniel Humair Quartet, of which the saxophonist is none other than Émile Parisien. A beautiful concert, performed in the vast chai des Jasmins barrel cellar. As for the 2014 vintage, it would mark with an historic date for Château Palmer: that of our 200th anniversary, when we remembered the day two centuries earlier when the Major-General Charles Palmer bought the estate from the widow De Gascq. A watershed moment, celebrated by the Christophe Dal Sasso Big Band. Thomas Enhco and Dan Tepfer would improvise on the 2015 vintage, and Archie Shepp would shake the chai des Jasmins with his Quartet, unveiling the 2016 vintage in the year of his 80th birthday! Finally, the 2017 vintage was expressed in the notes of the Einar Scheving Quartet, an Icelandic group.
As many interpretations as there are vintages. Revelations in music, of which the next expression will be the 2018 vintage…
This 10th edition of Hear Palmer represents an opportunity to offer a new, original format, of not one, but three concerts. The philosophy of the event remains unaltered: an artist is invited to express his vision, his understanding and his emotions about the new vintage of Château Palmer – he becomes its patron and its voice.
This year, it’s Émile Parisien who will once again recount, in music, the estate’s new vintage, but this time he’s been given carte blanche to imagine and present a programme of three concerts in three symbolic locations… with the first to be held in the château. A lovely echo of that very first concert given by Jacky Terrasson.
Hear Palmer 2018 :
29th March 2019 at Château Palmer, Duo Metanuits, Émile Parisien & Roberto Negro (private concert) –La révélation
30th March 2019 at Le Rocher de Palmer, at 20:30, Émile Parisien Sfumato & his friends – L’assemblage
31st March 2019 at La Cité du Vin, 18:00, Carte blanche for Émile Parisien – La finale
For more information visit hear-palmer.com/en