Yvonnick Prene – Listen! (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 47:53 minutes | 534 MB | Genre: Jazz
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The chromatic harmonica is an instrument still finding its footing in the world of modern jazz music. Yvonnick Prené’s mission is to put the harmonica in its rightful place in the pantheon of instruments used to improvise. He makes a convincing case on his new recording, Listen!, as he eschews the trumpet in the classic jazz quintet setting and replaces it with the chromatic harmonica.The Parisian born Prené has made New York City his home since 2007. His mastery of the chromatic harmonica came through years of study, including time at the Sorbonne, Columbia University, City College of New York, and the New School. His studies included time spent with mentors like Lee Konitz, Charles Persip, Charles Tolliver, and Reggie Workman. Throughout this entire period, Prené has been an active member of the City’s jazz scene.
Prené has placed the harmonica in many musical settings, including an organ trio on his last recording, New York Moments (Steeplechase, 2019), and a duo with guitarist Pasquale Grasso, Merci Toots (Self-Produced, 2015). The sound of the classic jazz quintet of the 1950s and 1960s has been Prené’s favorite for years.
1-1. Yvonnick Prene – Dig (05:36)
1-2. Yvonnick Prene – Mystic Minor (06:26)
1-3. Yvonnick Prene – The Dip (07:06)
1-4. Yvonnick Prene – Boosted (04:39)
1-5. Yvonnick Prene – Just Have Faith (07:39)
1-6. Yvonnick Prene – Seven Steps To Heaven (06:32)
1-7. Yvonnick Prene – She’s Funny That Way (05:30)
1-8. Yvonnick Prene – How Am I To Know (04:22)