What a pleasure first of all to put a good CD in the player ... When we have this consistency in the titles, this group sound, of this tribe cultivated by Michel Billiez for a few years. It is immediately understood, a powerful groove on each title, chiseled and generous brass, all carried by a beautiful sound from the studio of Arthur Billiez... When the point is to give us light, we take! From the "soul of Spring" to the final "wave to the soul" the voices of Marteen, David Carion and Dimoné illuminate the various titles, not to mention Paul Lazar's violin on this return to Barcelona. In personal note, I would like to thank Franck Lamiot for this tribute to the great Eddy Louiss and this Hammond organ sound that we like so much!!
This « Chapter 5 » by saxophonist and composer Don Billiez is a real invitation “ In Full sun “ with 12 new original compositions where tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, skilled musicians, singers and even rappers, are all storytellers. The saxophone playing always jubilant, the intense and exciting structures of the music truly relates to the Instrumental French Touch of the seventies. By mixing afro-soul music, blues, rock and french pop, the artist creates an amazing « Solar Nu-Jazz » as he likes to name it. As a sideman, Don Billiez played his saxophone with great figures of music like Nino Ferrer , Touré Kunda , Alain Bashung, Paul Personne and so many others, for more than 20 years. This fifth album as a leader seems to be his true masterpiece, making his voice sound as loud as these famous artists he used to share music with.
Produced – mixed – mastered by Arthur Billès
Don Billiez : saxophone Tenor, Soprano – Arthur Billès : drums, bass, guitars – Emmanuel Soulignac : bass – up bass – Sébastien Lhermitte : percussions – Franck Lamiot : orgue Hammond, piano, synth – Cyril Peron Dehghan : guitar – Thierry Cartier : Guitar – Philippe Anicaux : trompet, tuba, trombone – Christophe Allemand : baryton sax, flute – Paul Lazar : violin
Featuring vocal : Dimone, David Carion, Marteen