In this new creation, flautist and composer Naïssam Jalal has invited the Brazilian pianist Leonardo Montana and the Franco-Armenian double bass player Claude Tchamitchian to play in search of the Invisible; at the crossroad of extra-western, traditional mystic music and modal jazz. The transcendental trio will be touring in Finland, Estonia and Latvia, starting from Helsinki on April 14th and ending in Tallinn at Jazzkaar festival on April 25th.
The silence has a central place while the rhythm always leads towards a state of trance in a repetitive and hypnotic shape. Sometimes the voice comes to help the other instruments to get in touch with the Invisible. Hamid Drake was invited on four titles of the double album released on March 1st 2019. The album won the « Victoire du Jazz 2019 » the highest jazz award in France and has received critical and public acclaim since its release. Born in 2017 the trio has given numerous concerts in France and Europe. Quest of the Invisible has made its American debut at the Winter Jazz Festival in New York in January 2020.
With Quest of The Invisible, the flautist and composer Naïssam Jalal signs a major, intimate and transcendental work. – an appeal to meditation whose amplitude and narrative power draws from sources of an all-encompassing free spirituality.
Jeanne Lacaille – QWEST TV
The three musicians of Quest of the Invisible, flautist/vocalist Naïssam Jalal, bassist Claude Tchamitchian and pianist Leonardo Montana led the audience in a magical flight into the mysterious whispers and secret fires of the night, roaming the vastness and depths of its shimmering darkness.
Henning Bolte – All About Jazz (Jazzdor Berlin 2019)
Naïssam Jalal – Quest of the invisible
Finnish & Baltic Tour – April 2020
Naïssam Jalal fute, nay, voice, composition
Leonardo Montana piano
Claude Tchamitchian double bass
FINLAND kiertuetiedote suomeksi
Tue 14/04 Helsinki Balderin sali / jaZZanti
Wed 15/04 Turku, Turun konservatorio ja musiikkiopisto
Thu 16/04 Tampere, G Livelab Tampere
Fri 17/04 Seinäjoki, Seinäjoen pääkirjasto/ Jazzoikoon!
Sat 18/04 Äänekoski, kaupungintalo
Sun 19/04 Joensuu, konservatorion sali / Jazzkerho -76 ry
Tue 21/04 Viljandi, Pärimusmuusika Ait (EST)
Wed 22/04 Riga, VEF Culture Palace (LV)
Thu 23/03 Sigulda, Devons (LV)
Fri 24/04 Rezekne, GORS (LV)
Sat 25/04 Tallinn, Fotografiska / Jazzkaar 2020 (EST)
Tour production: Tour’n’Sol Prod
Tour booking and tour managing: Vapaat äänet
Tour support: AJC, Bureau Export, French Institute of Estonia, French Institute of Latvia
For several years, the flutist Naïssam Jalal has been revealing a personal, vibrant musical universe which gives both in substance and in form, new meaning to the word freedom. In a continual search with boundless curiosity, she shines by her virtuous capacity to weave the bonds between different musical cultures and aesthetic fields. Commitment through and in music, and creation in the service of commitment: these are the guidelines of her many artistic projects that have never ceased to surprise by their originality, their authenticity and their artistic qualities.