HEAR PALMER 2015
By Dan Tepfer & Thomas Encho
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 7th edition of Hear Palmer, on March 24th and 25th, Château Palmer welcomed two young pianists, Dan Tepfer and Thomas Enhco. During this unique concert in the heart of the estate’s cellars, the musicians improvised a piano duo to unveil the 2015 vintage.
Born in Paris, Dan Tepfer is a pianist and a composer living in New York. He has played all over the world, either as a solo artist or as part of big orchestras, and he had the privilege to be backed by the legendary alto saxophonist Lee Konitz. The record Duos with Lee bares witness to the meeting of these two musicians. In 2011, his Goldberg Variations/Variations project, in which he interpreted the entire collection of Bach, off by heart adding his own improvised variations, received a great number of glowing reviews.
Thomas Enhco was born in Paris to a large musical family. At the age of 14 he formed his own trio and composed and recorded his first album Esquisse. He has played many concerts in France and around the world and was noticed in 2008 in Japan by Itoh “88” Yasohachi, a well respected Japanese jazz producer, who enabled him to record his second album Someday My Prince Will Come. In September 2014, he signed a contract with Universal Classic & Jazz, and recorded his first solo album Feathers.
"What an exceptional experience it was for me to discover Palmer! It all began several months before the concert, when Thomas Duroux invited us to come during the harvest; I loved this desire he had to create something more than just another concert, and instead, to make this about a genuine encounter. As for the concert itself, my duo with Thomas Enhco, surrounded by wine barrels… it remains a magnificent memory; there was this warmth to the room that I’ll never forget. All throughout, I felt as if I’d been welcomed into a family, and I discovered, over the course of tastings and dinners, an incredible wine. Ever since, each time I taste a vintage of Palmer again, I am transported back to my memories of the exceptional days I spent there."
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