FROM PARIS, FRANCE WITH A CONTEMPORARY SOUND
Djazil is a meeting of five musicians with varied origins and artistic
influences, focused on performance of their own original works.
started in 2005: Thérèse knew that Mathieu and Cédric had written some
compositions and organized a first rehearsal with guitar, steel-pan and bass. A
few weeks later, Lukmil joined the new band and the group quickly defined a
unique and complex vibe adeptly incorporating the distinctive sound of the
steel-pan into a very modern jazz idiom.
played concerts for four years but then perceived the advantage of expanding
their musical palette by adding Jonathan on keyboards. Mathieu and Thérèse had
already known and enjoyed playing with him in other musical settings, so having
him as part of Djazil was quite natural.
rounding out and enhancing the sound on this record is guest percussionist,
Laurent Coatalen, who also was the recording engineer (Mathieu had worked with
him for ten years on various previous projects).
member of the group has his/her own musical life and influences apart from
Djazil, the link between these five musicians remains very strong and feeds
their desire to continue to play together. As this album shows, they thrive on
creating complex rhythms, structures and melodies that showcase each of them
individually but also collectively as one of today’s most captivating
ensembles. Hot Shoe Records is proud to launch the new
Hot Shoe Worldwide
label with the talented musicians of Djazil!