HEAR PALMER 2014
By Dal Sasso's Big Band
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.
For the estate’s 200th anniversary, Château Palmer welcomed Christophe Dal Sasso’s Big Band on 26th March 2015. The fourteen musicians gave an exclusive jazz concert in the heart of the estate's barrel cellars, interpreting an original composition, created by Christophe Dal Sasso for the occasion.
Dal Sasso's Big Band
Christophe Dal Sasso is considered one of the best music arrangers in France. With four albums to his name he is praised by the critics as a composer unlike any other, he has also composed an album with the saxophonist David Liebman ("Exploration", 2006). Dal Sasso chose the Big Band to perform and resonate in his own style, the masterpiece, A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, a true landmark in the world of jazz music.
Christophe Dal Sasso also wrote a unique and exclusive given at Château Palmer, a piece which retraces the history of the property.
"I’m standing, looking out over an ocean of vines, with their characteristic hues of green and black. As my eyes meet the horizon spreading out in the distance, the scene is flooded with even more colours from nature’s palette – ochre, blue, grey and white. It’s a tableau, but also a score – for in between the sounds of nature, music enters my ears, notes that I begin to scribble into a notebook… From these impressions of colours, aromas, and sounds, a composition would be born: “200 years of the Palmer Story”. The rest was just a question of technique, savoir-faire, and improvisation – a matter of taste and precision. A bit like this exceptional wine we call Palmer. Indeed, for an artist, one can’t help but find inspiration in the magic we encounter around Palmer. Which is why we wish Hear Palmer a long life, so that the music continues to resonate in the barrels – a mélange as magical as the angles’ share."
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