HEAR PALMER 2013
By Daniel Humair Quartet
Every spring, the new assemblage of Château Palmer and Alter Ego gives rise to an event: Hear Palmer, an interpretation of the current vintage, in the barrel cellar, by renowned jazz artists.
Hear Palmer, already a habit, always a surprise.
The new jazzy interpretation of the 2013 vintage was unveiled at Château Palmer on 28th March 2014. An unprecedented configuration: Daniel Humair, Emile Parisien, Jérôme Regard and Danilo Rea, together for a unique concert.
Daniel HumairThe leader on percussion. A percussionist of Swiss origin. He is one of the most important and distinguished in Europe. A left-handed drummer, he composes and improvises easily, cultivating his elegant and powerful style.
Danilo Rea Elegance on the piano. An Italian pianist. He charms with his unique personality. An improviser with a pronounced melodic sensibility, he is certainly the pianist who has influenced the Italian jazz scene the most over the past decade.
Jérôme RegardAn eclectic bass player. Both a double bass player and bass guitarist, Jerome Regard is a valued and sought-after sideman. In concert or in recordings, his bass has resonated in different musical groups.
Emile ParisienAn expressionist on the saxophone. Born of Cahors terroir, his style is a very personal and resolutely modern expression of jazz, where improvisation prevails.
"Often, jazz is seen as a music for nightclubs, unworthy of being invited into more prestigious settings. Yet the team at Château Palmer is made up of enlightened music lovers, who have managed to create perfect cohesion between the production of one of our greatest wines, and the production of jazz in the cellars of their sumptuous château – a place not at all intended for use as a concert hall, but which turns out to be endowed with extraordinary acoustics and ambiance. For myself, my residency at Palmer was a truly precious experience, because every effort is made to ensure the artists being welcomed truly feel welcome! There wasn’t a hint of amateurism in the organisation of the concerts. In fact, all I remember was the constant spontaneity, reactivity, and availability of all these at people who quickly our friends. And in the end, the ambiance during the concerts truly was exceptional, and it gave us wings as musicians – these are the impressions that have remained with me since I spent time in this magic world of Palmer’s. After 60 years of musical performances, it’s this kind of encounter that rekindles my passion for playing, and for that sensation, so salutary, which comes of having to go beyond your comfort zone to be able to rise to an extraordinary occasion. My stays at Palmer have been absolutely unforgettable, and I hope that jazz will continue to play its part in this celebration of art, wine and friendship."
Download the press review:
Téléchargez la revue de presse (11.31 MB)