NEW ALBUM
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PIAZZOLLA 2021
2021

Many tributes have been paid to the master of tango nuevo, whose centenary of his birth we celebrated in 2021. Far too few have matched the level of excellence of the musician himself, a monument in his own lifetime.This is the Himalayan peak that Louise Jallu dared to climb with all her youthful glib. The bandoneon player has been flanked by two men of experience : Bernard Cavanna, co-creator of the bandoneon chair at the Gennevilliers music conservatory, and the astounding pianist Gustavo Beytelmann who had the good fortune of playing alongside Piazzolla. The two of them know quite well that before they can measure themselves against the one who was both a renovating visionary of tango they had to stay the course that offers them the chance to soak up the essential ambivalence of Piazzolla : drawing from the deepest well of tradition to find hitherto unexplored paths.
The deeper we dive into Piazzolla’s music, the more aware we become that we must give up the obvious and search within his ‘secret engine’ – this secret engine with its articulations, its breaks in rhythm, its constantly stretched and extended melodies - for new spaces, for other possible spurts forward – even if it means getting lost in its meanderings. Deep down, we don’t actually know where it will lead us,” warns Louise Jallu has wisely chosen to use as her magnifying glass, as her knife at times, she tackles a dozen pieces written by this peerless melodist.
Oblivion, Buenos Aires Hora Cero, Soledad, Adiós Nonino, and of course Libertango are on the menu in this album. The French lass here chooses not to play the revival card, preferring instead to break away from the original. This means : in the spirit of, never to the letter of.

“If you’re aiming to bring something new, you need to do something else. You seize his music as if it were a classic, then you take it another direction.” Far from being a feeble simulacrum, Louise Jallu takes a vivifying tack that is as scrupulous as it is critical, slowing the tempo, clearing new harmonic pathways, reformulating the melody. In a nutshell, Louise adds her own commentary, much like footnotes gracing the bottom of a page, even if she takes the bias of a certain irreverence in order to prove her deference to the Argentine all the better.It all has to do with perfectly matching the singular post modernity that infuses this body of work. This is the sweet spot, the only spot, where a pertinent re-reading of this master happens and clichés can be eluded, provided you know how to listen between the lines. An accentuation here, a finely composed tempo there. Further ahead, a beat with a swing, a frequency-freeing modulation, a superposition of background sounds, so many reconstructions brimming with promises for tomorrows of handiwork. Louise Jallu knows how to capitalize on the full arsenal of creative potentials within the weft of the original scores. Using them much like the obliques etched by her
quartet (violinist Mathias Lévy, keyboardist Grégoire Letouvet, double bassist Alexandre Perrot), the extraordinary bugle played by the iconoclastic Médéric Collignon. An emblematic presence, a ghostly shimmer offering a splendid improvisation before returning to those few keys on the
electronic keyboard. Its echo reverberating well after it has ceased. As if this were tobe expected.

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CONCERTS

january

outing concert at the philharmonie de paris 

10

february

caen jazz theater (FR) 

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16

february

vendenheim

cultural center (FR)

march

jazz festival

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VIDEOS

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NEWS

PIAZZOLLA 2021

Television

Radios

Written presses

 

France Musique - Culture Prime:

"The bandoneon, how does it work? With Louise Jallu"

morning TV - Louise Jallu Piazzolla 2021

TV show of January 12 Télé Matin (France 2)

MEZZO TV - TOP 5 JAZZ records by Mezzo

Piazzolla 2021 - Louise Jallu
Klarthe Records ...

France Musique - Culture Prime:

Louise Jallu, young bandoneonist, is the guest of the Journal du Classique this Tuesday, January 12, on the occasion of...

France 3 - Louise Jallu, The next generation of women

Aired on March 11 - 19/20 National

francesita

Louise Jallu Quartet

With the double album Francesita, named as one of the many French women who left for Argentina in search of a better life and who ended it ...

CULTUREBOX

LOUISE JALLU QUARTET

The pleasure, the desire, as much as the requirement of the authenticity of the tango. The sweetness of getting lost in Louise Jallu's in! Ni bandoneon.

THE TERRACE

PARIS / TANGO

The young Frenchwoman publishes a first album under her only name which should impose her among her great peers.

JAZZ MAGAZINE

LOUISE JALLU'S OPEN TANGO

Surrounded by three jazz musicians, the young bandoneonist Louise Jallu has just released a remarkable disc around tango (Francesita, on the Klarthe label).

 
Louise Jallu - Sylvain Gripoix-Piazzolla

LOUISE JALLU

BIOGRAPHY

With over twenty years of squeezing out music on the bandoneon, but still quite young, Louise Jallu can legitimately be considered an accomplished musician. Granted, she began playing at the age of five and attended the highly-reputed music conservatory in her home town of Gennevilliers, France. She grew up in a family of music lovers who listened to Monk, Bartók, and Piazzolla. The conservatory, founded by Bernard Cavanna, kindled her thirst and curiosity for the varied world of music. Plowing the rich soil of tango turned passion into profession. During her years of apprenticeship, she benefited from lessons from great peers, musicians known as the finest experts. This included the likes of César Stroscio and Juan José Mosalini who grounded her in the fundamentals, leading her to craft her own sound within the cenacle of tango. Knowing its history and mastering the instrument, she has eschewed the panoply of tools of any mere copyist.
Moved by a gift of ubiquity, she cultivated her urge to experiment all the while
resolutely anchoring herself in a long tradition. This is how Louise Jallu gradually
refined her fingering technique, sharpened her compositional skills, and affirmed her
expressiveness both in instrumental performance and in musical composition. Despite having had many mentors, musicians such as Anibal Troilo, Astor Piazzolla, Máximo Mori, and Dino Saluzzi, the young woman’s own personality shines bright and unique in this milieu long known for its machismo. Times are changing, and we can hear it. Before she had even reached legal age, music diploma in hand along with second prize trophy from the solo bandoneon category of the International Accordion Competition in Klingenthal, Germany, Louise was busy creating her own ensemble, the Louise Jallu Quartet. Meanwhile, she continued playing in all sorts of other musical collaborations, such as with the Greek singer Katerina Fotinaki, with Sanseverino, with jazz musicians like Claude Barthélémy, Claude Tchamitchian, and let’s not forget the
Argentine aesthete Tomás Gubitsch.

Winner of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation

Winner of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation

Sylvain Gripoix

Sylvain Gripoix

Christophe Raynaud de Lage

She invited these musicians to join her ambitious project, Francesita, a double album that would reveal her to a broader audience. In forging arrangements of Enrique Delfino’s tangos, she aimed to evoke the women who became victims of the sex trade in the brothels of Buenos Aires in the 1920s. Whether playing solo, in quartet, or with the likes of the Orchestre National de Bretagne (Sonatine Orchestra, by Bernard Cavanna), her compositions reflect how faithful the bandoneonist remains to her course of action. It has set her free from dogmas that tend to mire thought. She has just created Édition Bisonore to foster composing for the bandoneon. She pours herself into the founding values of this All-World music framework, so as to reinvent it with accruedforce. Does not tango have in its DNA this necessary penchant for the oblique that spurs us to the freest of transgressions?

Jacques Denis

 

agenda

JULY 2021

LOUISE JALLU solo

MoZ'aïque Festival, Le Havre

JULY 2021

LOUISE JALLU solo

Ars Terra Festival (Picardy)

JULY 2021

LOUISE JALLU solo

Ars Terra Festival (Picardy)

JULY 2021

LOUISE JALLU solo

MoZ'aïque Festival, Le Havre

JULY 2021

LOUISE JALLU solo

Ars Terra Festival (Picardy)

JULY 2021

LOUISE JALLU solo

Ars Terra Festival (Picardy)

JULY 2021

LOUISE JALLU solo

MoZ'aïque Festival, Le Havre

May 2021: 20/21/22

louise jallu 4TET

National Orchestra of Brittany, Rennes

National Theater of Brittany

1 Rue Saint-Hélier, 35040 Rennes

May 2021: 20/21/22

louise jallu 4TET

National Orchestra of Brittany, Rennes

National Theater of Brittany

1 Rue Saint-Hélier, 35040 Rennes

June 2021; 19

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Le Triton, Les Lilas

11Bis Rue du Coq Français, 93260 Les Lilas

June 2021; 19

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Le Triton, Les Lilas

11Bis Rue du Coq Français, 93260 Les Lilas

May 2021: 20/21/22

louise jallu 4TET

National Orchestra of Brittany, Rennes

National Theater of Brittany

1 Rue Saint-Hélier, 35040 Rennes

May 2021: 20/21/22

louise jallu 4TET

National Orchestra of Brittany, Rennes

National Theater of Brittany

1 Rue Saint-Hélier, 35040 Rennes

June 2021; 19

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Le Triton, Les Lilas

11Bis Rue du Coq Français, 93260 Les Lilas

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

May 2021: 20/21/22

louise jallu 4TET

National Orchestra of Brittany, Rennes

National Theater of Brittany

1 Rue Saint-Hélier, 35040 Rennes

June 2021; 19

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

June 2021; 19

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

June 2021; 19

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

May 2021: 20/21/22

louise jallu 4TET

National Orchestra of Brittany, Rennes

National Theater of Brittany

1 Rue Saint-Hélier, 35040 Rennes

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

May 2021: 20/21/22

louise jallu 4TET

National Orchestra of Brittany, Rennes

National Theater of Brittany

1 Rue Saint-Hélier, 35040 Rennes

May 2021: 20/21/22

louise jallu 4TET

National Orchestra of Brittany, Rennes

National Theater of Brittany

1 Rue Saint-Hélier, 35040 Rennes

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

July 2021

LOUISE JALLU 4TET

Paris Jazz Festival

May 2021: 20/21/22

louise jallu 4TET

National Orchestra of Brittany, Rennes

National Theater of Brittany

1 Rue Saint-Hélier, 35040 Rennes