HEAR PALMER 2018
Émile Parisien & his friends
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, 10th edition… A chance to present a new, original format, with not one, but three concerts. This year, it’s the saxophonist Émile Parisien who has been chosen to recount in music the 2018 vintage. We have given him carte blanche to imagine and present a programme of three concerts. He surrounded himself with talented jazzmen, bringing them together in three symbolic locations…
Château Palmer, Duo Metanuits, Émile Parisien & Roberto Negro - 29th March 2018
It’s within the intimate atmosphere of the château, at the heart of the Palmer village, that Émile Parisien launched this series of concerts to celebrate the 2018 vintage. It was in this exact place, 10 years ago, that Jacky Terrasson and his piano sketched the musical profiles of Alter Ego and Château Palmer 2009… Hear Palmer was born. It was Émile Parisien, accompanied by Roberto Negro’s piano, who shaked the château’s walls with his saxophone. Together, they formed Les Métanuits, a duo which set the tempo for this year’s event.
Le Rocher de Palmer, Émile Parisien Sfumato & his friends – 30th March 2019
A new stage for a new assemblage: after Château Palmer, Émile Parisien’s saxophone sang at Le Rocher de Palmer. He reunited all of his closest friends: Vincent Peirani, Théo Ceccaldi, Roberto Negro and Michael Wollny, as well as his quintet Sfumato, formed during the festival Jazz in Marciac in 2015.
La Cité du Vin, Carte blanche for Émile Parisien – 31st March 2019
31st March was the closing evening of this edition of Hear Palmer… It was the Auditorium of the Cité du Vin that hosted Émile Parisien, the patron of the edition. This time he assembled an original, explosive combination of talent, surrounding himself with Jeff Ballard and Henri Texier, with whom he performed on stage for the very first time. They were joined by the guitarist Manu Codjia over the course of this singular evening, during which the artists were invited to improvise together, mixing their style and creativity, ensuring that the final notes of this special edition resounded with surprises one more time.
“A promising instrumentalist from an early age, Émile Parisien has established himself, at 33 years old, as one of the most brilliant European saxophonists of his generation.” - Rolling Stone, November 2016
“The way you make a wine seems to me to be rather close to the way you create music, in the sense that, like composing, it’s all about blending the fruit of different parcels.”
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