Eve Risser Celebrates Debut Solo Piano Recording
By Kato Bookbird
The AKUT-FESTIVAL presents acclaimed French pianist, composer and bandleader Eve Risser in a solo concert at 7:00pm Friday, November 20, at Frankfurter Hof in Mainz. The event will celebrate the release of Des Pas Sur La Neige, Risser’s new album on Clean Feed Records – her first for solo piano.
The Downbeat Magazine has described Risser's solo piano as «arresting and deeply original work which mystifies the listener with an arsenal of techniques and tools that transform her instrument into a kaleidoscopic sound machine, producing unexpected tones and timbres,» while the Jazznews Magazine praised her to be «one of the 10 most interesting pianists on the international scene.»
«Eve Risser does something special, something unique, bringing a kind of musical quality that I have not heard among other pianists I admire: Matthew Shipp, Alexei Lapin, Benoît Delbecq, Agustí Fernández, Satoko Fujii, John Tilbury, Kris Davis, Magda Mayas ... to name just a few. And that "special" thing has nothing to do with her piano-playing per se, but with her approach to music.» — Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz Blog
Please visit the Akut-Festival Platform for ticket information.