Un Poco Loco is what you get when you put together three French modern-day improvisers and let them revisit the bebop repertoire of the 1940s and 50s, with a preference for standards spiced up with an exotic je ne sais quoi. Trombonist Fidel Fourneyron and his fellow companions will make their debut in Finland from November 7th to 13th.
This new trio digs up lesser-known or unexpected themes and chisel its way — both whimsically and respectfully — through form, timbre and counterpoint, thus adding their own particular grammar as contemporary musicians to the existing musical language.
Un Poco Loco
Fidel Fourneyron trombone
Geoffroy Gesser tenor saxophone, clarinet
Sébastien Beliah double bass
First Album released in November 2014 on Umlaut Records:
“One can always invent from tradition, when it’s so well understood.”
Vincent Cotro – Jazz Magazine
“An astonishing virtuosity, lots of energy, – in short, enough to have great time with them. Bravo gentlemen, and encore !”
Philippe Méziat – Jazzmagazine.com
Un Poco Loco in Finland from November 7th to 13th kiertuetiedote suomeksi
07/11 Orivesi, Oriveden opisto
08/11 Helsinki, Bar Favela / Mikko Innanen & Poco Loco
09/11 Helsinki, Juttutupa / rytmihäiriöklubi / Un Poco Loco Feelin’ Pretty
10/11 Turku, Turun seudun musiikkiopisto / Un Poco Loco Feelin’ Pretty
11/11 Loviisa, Keskus Centralen / also Mika Kallio solo
12/11 Seinäjoki, Jazzoikoon / home concert
13/11 Jämsä, Joccari / organised by Pokura
Jazz Migration: Un Poco Loco Feelin’ Pretty
Un Poco Loco is recipient of Jazz Migration program 2016. This program is leaded by AJC, the network of French jazz promoters, who select every year young musicians in order to promote them and help them developing their career. Vapaat äänet and the AJC present the new project of Un Poco Loco in Helsinki and Turku on November 9th and 10th.
Un Poco Loco decided to tackle a monument of American culture : West Side Story. Leonard Bernstein’s unforgettable standards are in turn stripped naked and dressed in new clothes. Tony, Maria, Jets and Sharks are gently hustled, and the magnificent score becomes a preamble to the improvisers’s wildest games. Un Poco Loco feels pretty!
Tour production: association Uqbar
Tour booking and tour managing: Vapaat äänet
Tour support: Spedidam
The concerts in Helsinki and Turku on November 9th and 10th are part of Jazz Migration 2016.