Post K

Supported by: Théâtre 71 - Scène Nationale de Malakoff

Le jazz de Jean Dousteyssier déconstruit le passé et le reconstruit sans cesse, aller-retours entre tradition et glitch du moment, free jazz qui n’aurait pas oublié la leçon des anciens, sorte d’Art Ensemble of Paris Today mêlant Histoire (années 20-30, mais aussi le free des Afro-Américains des années 60-70) et actualité (nouvelles traditions européennes) en une danse euphorique communicative…

- Jean-Jacques Birgé, Médiapart

Following the examples of post-apocalyptic genre cinema, the Post K quartet delivers an offbeat interpretation of New Orleans jazz post K, i.e. post-hurricane Katrina.
Belonging to the new generation of jazz musicians — combining brilliance and eclecticism — Jean Dousteyssier, who plays clarinet with the ONJ, his brother Benjamin, Matthieu Naulleau and Elie Duris play Twenties/Thirties repertoire and particularly pieces by the stride pianists, drawing from the styles of the likes of Fats Waller, Willie “The Lion” Smith or Eubie
Blake with a contemporary vision, not only in composing but also in improvisation.
Also widely influenced by the free jazz of the Sixties/Seventies and improvised music in Europe over the past two decades, this singular quartet, with this first album, invites listeners to hear short-format popular music that is both rich and skilfully deconstructed, in the image of the first jazz recordings.

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