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Ray Lema & Laurent de Wilde

Ray Lema & Laurent de Wilde

Ray Lema & Laurent de Wilde

Origine : Congo / France

Second album "Wheels" in May 2021

After 4 years spent on the road playing with each other, Ray Lema and Laurent de Wilde decided to go back to the studio to record a new repertoire, born from their bond forged over concerts and long discussions.

The cogwheels interlocking to turn a precision mechanism: here is the model they have given themselves for their second opus. These famous rhythmic wheels at the center of their concerns, they have worked for weeks on this ideal of perfect complementarity, putting this discipline at the service of their compositions of a wide spectrum.

Recorded on two Steinway pianos assembled more than a century apart, their repertoire of original works spans not only time but also space, with rhythms inspired by Ethiopia (Abyssinight), Congo (Wheels, Lubablue), from the Caribbean (Poulet bicyclette, Saka Salsa), from the United States (I miss you Dad, Chains), from Nigeria (Human come first) ...

Jazz, classical music, African music mix and overlap in the service of a unique song, that of two great artists passionate about encounters between worlds. The sound sparks which spring from it never cease to inspire them and this album is the new testimony, whole and sincere. The pulsation that inhabits it belongs only to them, it turns relentlessly and infuses all their music to make it as unique as it is universal.


Video

Ray Lema & Laurent de Wilde - New Album " Wheels"
titre "Abyssinight"
Live @ Musée des Confluences in Lyon - Février 2021  


Ray Lema & Laurent de Wilde - New Album " Wheels"
titre "Human come first"
Live @ Musée des Confluences in Lyon - Février 2021


concert à Jazz à La Villette (premier album Riddles")

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