PASCAL LE BOEUF, PASCAL'S TRIANGLE


The La Boeuf Brothers are identical twins, saxophonist Remy and pianist Pascal Le Boeuf, who relocated to NYC from California in 2004, seemingly with a plan in hand. Pascal himself has described he and his brother as “always interested in electronic based music production…anything with programmed drums and scratched vinyl.”

In 2011, they put out the buzz-worthy In Praise Of Shadows, a high-flying collection of original tunes and electro-tinged jazz that featured bassist Linda Oh and rightly gave the energetic twins the props they deserved. As a follow up they’ve headed in two different directions.

For Pascal’s solo project launch, the original concept behind Pascal’s Triangle was to create a jazz/electronic crossover recording, but somewhere along the way the interaction between the pianist, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Justin Brown revealed an honest musical conversation that Pascal found convincing, and so the recording was released sans synthetic tinkering. Triangle has 8 acoustic tracks composed by Le Boeuf, written to give the tunes enough space for Oh and Brown to stretch out. “What Your Teacher,” a gratifying jam with a killer piano hook and an evocative percussive feature entitled “The Key” are among the picks here. The most involving track is Pascal’s lovely ballad, “Song For Ben Gelder,” that spotlights his affecting piano style, one that’s flavored with a Brad Mehldau vibe. (8 tracks; 31 minutes) Their website is packed with info and sound clips; some of their earlier music can be listened to here.

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JAZZ IN SPACE: PASCAL LE BOEUF, PASCAL'S TRIANGLE

Sunday, June 2, 2013

PASCAL LE BOEUF, PASCAL'S TRIANGLE


The La Boeuf Brothers are identical twins, saxophonist Remy and pianist Pascal Le Boeuf, who relocated to NYC from California in 2004, seemingly with a plan in hand. Pascal himself has described he and his brother as “always interested in electronic based music production…anything with programmed drums and scratched vinyl.”

In 2011, they put out the buzz-worthy In Praise Of Shadows, a high-flying collection of original tunes and electro-tinged jazz that featured bassist Linda Oh and rightly gave the energetic twins the props they deserved. As a follow up they’ve headed in two different directions.

For Pascal’s solo project launch, the original concept behind Pascal’s Triangle was to create a jazz/electronic crossover recording, but somewhere along the way the interaction between the pianist, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Justin Brown revealed an honest musical conversation that Pascal found convincing, and so the recording was released sans synthetic tinkering. Triangle has 8 acoustic tracks composed by Le Boeuf, written to give the tunes enough space for Oh and Brown to stretch out. “What Your Teacher,” a gratifying jam with a killer piano hook and an evocative percussive feature entitled “The Key” are among the picks here. The most involving track is Pascal’s lovely ballad, “Song For Ben Gelder,” that spotlights his affecting piano style, one that’s flavored with a Brad Mehldau vibe. (8 tracks; 31 minutes) Their website is packed with info and sound clips; some of their earlier music can be listened to here.

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1 Comments:

At July 11, 2013 at 10:46 PM , Anonymous Nichole Boseman said...

oh hes playing july 23 at the jazz standard with dayna stephens. i'm hoping i can go see them and capture some photos but i need to get permission from the band first... oh well :fingers crossed:

 

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