Drawing on the unbridled energy of a closely-knit quartet having put out more than six albums and ten years of adventurous work, saxophonist Samy Thiébault, always innovating, has presented his latest project « Rebirth » last September. The album was a real highlight of this fall’s jazz season. The notion of Melody – both in the intimate and traditional senses of the term, and at once universal and emotional – is the cornerstone of the album, present the whole way through like an impassioned self-portrait.

The songs are inspired by the saxophonist’s Moroccan origins, by his childhood home of West Africa, and by the landscapes of South America, where the quartet has often played. These places are transfigured in the language of jazz, at once contemporary and modern. The result is a “rebirth” that it is at once personal and stylized, an affirmation of life and music that draws on the most intimate musical material that Thiébault has to offer.


1/15 @ Smalls Jazz Club – New York, NY

1/16 @ Joe’s Pub – New York, NY

1/18 @ L’Astral – Montreal, Canada