New Album Ray LEMA Quintet “V.SN.P- Very Special New production”
Here I am just out of the studio after a week of intense and magical recording with my musicians, faithful companions, this time in a crazy quintet, with the great Etienne Mbappe, with whom I have the honor and pleasure of playing for many years, the young and very talented Nicolas Viccaro on drums , “my” two fantastic brass players, Irving Acao on sax and Sylvain Gontard on the trumpet, already sharing the road in the adventure of the “Saka Saka.”
“V.S.N.P-Very Special New production “, is a tribute to the legendary quintet “VSOP, the Quintet”, which had, in his time, revolutionized the world of jazz music. More modestly, we would just bring our little stone in the edifice of Jazz, with our small New Production, trying to bring a slight touch of the flavor from Africa.
We recorded in the studio, in live conditions, to preserve the magic, the freedom and the joy of playing together. I just hope you have as much fun listening as we had, playing and recording for you.
You’ll have to wait a bit… the release will be on late January , but certainly from time to time, we will put a music or another to be listened l on this website.