New project: Body and Blues

On tour 2017-2018

Éric Séva: composer, baryton saxophone, soprano, sopranino

Christophe Cravero: piano, Fender Rhodes, B3, violin

Manu Galvin: guitars
Christophe Wallemme: bass, doublebass
Stéphane Huchard: drums, percussions
Harrison Kennedy: voice, mandoline, banjo,
(Grand Prix du disque for Blues – Charles Cros 2015)
Michael Robinson: voice

Sebastian Danchin: artistic director

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Éric Séva as an atypic musician

After two albums on Le Chant du Monde at Harmonia Mundi, then “Nomade Sonore” (Revelation 2015 – Jazz Magazine) on Gaya, Éric Séva proves himself to be an atypical musician whose curiosity feeds his creative spirit. He continues with this fourth opus “Body and Blues” dedicated to the blues, to the blue note.

In this new project he plumbs the essence of his own sensitivity, his own story. Blues is the verbalization of a constant struggle against adversity. Thanks to the sounds of the baritone, soprano and sopranino saxophones sublimated by the unexpected use of a wah-wah pedal, blues finds an unexpected voice with Éric Séva.

Surrounded by an impressive panel of musicians familiar with the roots of jazz, Éric Séva composes a new repertoire for this project.

Partners :

Éric SÉVA is a Spedidam artist.

Esic Trio

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  • Éric Séva: saxophones baryton, soprano, sopranino
  • Didier Ithursarry: accordéon
  • Matthieu Chazarenc: batterie, percussions

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The meeting is the very essence of music, especially jazz. From that essence flows improvisation, a delicate art guided by this subtil arrangement.

Éric Séva was fully aware of it when he imagined this atypical trio that proves the concept, their affinities mixing into a magical combination.

With the jazz fundamentals as his guide, Éric’s compositions reflect the melodic and sound influences of the many musical territories he has traveled.

His trio is built like a bubble of freedom in the heart of which it distills, with outstanding musicians: Matthieu Chazarenc: drums, percussion and Didier Ithursarry: accordion, a deep groove with unstoppable charm.

Conniving perfectly, these three brothers in arms invent, exult and revise totally original music. Alternately soloists or accompanists, the trio finds itself at the center of a music that speaks and circulates in order to be shared with the audience. The creation of this trio is clearly a major step to accompany this long creative journey.

I don’t feel like I belong to a certain music but I’m inspired by all kinds of music in a constant need of sonic wandering. Music never ceases to amaze me; it tells me stories that sing and dance. Whether clever, popular or traditional, these styles nourish an artistic nomadism whose writing and improvisation set the common ground to these conversations.