Fred Van Hove aux orgues de St-Germain-des-Près et de St-Pierre St-Paul & Etienne Brunet saxophones alto et soprano CD Saravah
disque d'émoi dans JazzMagazine, on trouve une très bonne critique du disque dans Wire du mois de décembre 2001, dans le" Le Monde" du 30 janvier et sur le site


one evening in St German-des-Pres It's been several years, and a few funerals, since I spent as much time sitting in a church. Entering by a side door, and quickly turning our backs to the altar, our gazes were unavoidably drawn upward by the large organ pipes,that on this day were helped by the pipes (portable in this case) of saxophones - soprano or alto - and, in alternation, bass clarinet.As Balzac said " The organ, is an entire orchestra, to which a clever hand is able to ask anything".This time it was not only a "duo", but a sort of concerto for the breath of Etienne Brunet and a group of winds directed by Fred van Hove, (actually a symphony of pipes with lips and reeds) full of soft and rich interchanges, in waves, with either apocalyptic effect or like a combination of Sun Ra and Olivier Messiaen (at the time when he would improvise - but not every Sunday - on the keyboard at the Trinity church). Thus it's another language, religious and barbarian, of "groove "- like searching for imaginary rituals while exploring a jungle, frozen in time - because from the first sound and throughout the smallest silences this space cannot be defined like that of a recording studio. The monument itself participates - its machinery - around which all is played: isn't it the only musical instrument inseparable from its home? and also one of the last instruments from the European tradition for which improvisation remains a perfectly legitimate practice? But here and now, these days, inspiration and feeling, organ and sax or clarinet were interlacing on the edges of musical laws
Philippe Carles (photo : Christian Rose)

pour la sortie d'Improvisations Etienne Brunet sort ses disques de Roumanie, La Réunion, Folklore new wave , jazz et autres territoires d'outre free. Le lieu Unique (Nantes) vendredi 2 Novembre 2001 Playlist ou Retour