VINCENT PEIRANI & EMILE PARISIEN US TOUR 2022
VINCENT PEIRANI & EMILE PARISIEN
US TOUR 2022
ACCORDION & SAXOPHONE DUO ANNOUNCE US TOUR
IN SUPPORT OF TANGO ALBUM, ABRAZO
HEAR “ARMY DREAMERS” (KATE BUSH) VIDEO: “MEMENTO”
North American Dates:
March 18 Rockport, MA Shalin Liu Performance Center TICKETS
March 19 Natick, MA Center for the Arts TICKETS
March 20 Wellfleet, MA Preservation Hall TICKETS
March 22 New York, NY Joe’s Pub TICKETS
French experimental duo Vincent Peirani (accordion) and Emile Parisien will be touring the US in support of their 2020 album Abrazo (“embrace”). Rooted in the tango, Abrazo reimagines the music of South American masters Astor Piazzolla, Tomaěs Gubitsch and Xavier Cugat, alongside two of their favorite artists, Kate Bush (“Army Dreamers”) and Jelly Roll Morton (“The Crave”). Abrazo is the follow up to the duo’s 2014 debut, Belle Eěpoque (ACT Music), a tribute to the soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet. Le Monde in France calls Vincent “the best new thing that has happened in European jazz for a long time.
The duo has performed over a thousand times in major concert halls, festivals and classical venues like the Berlin, Hamburg, Essen and Vienna Philharmonic societies. International prizes soon followed: the Echo Music Award for Jazz from the Deutsche Phono-Akademie, the German Record Critics’ Award, and for Victor, a three-time recipient of Les Victoires du Jazz, the most prestigious jazz award in France. Emile Parisien received his Victories du Jazz award in 2016, and has collaborated with Wynton Marsallis on Emile’s album, Sfumato Live in Marciac.
“I didn’t choose the accordion,” Vincent tells The Checkout on WBGO. “I was 11 years old. I really loved music and wanted to play the drums. My father said, no way. You’re going to play the accordion,” he laughs. “ I just had to obey.”
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