Accordionist Peirani is truly a world musician, playing all genres in his own projects and with jazz and classical artists.
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Jazz - Released August 31, 2018 | ACT Music
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To say that Vincent Peirani shook the world of jazz accordion is an understatement... In 2015, his album Living Being further broke down the preconceptions of the instrument. "I wanted to start my own band, in which I needed to feel confident", explained the accordionist. I wanted to feel like a "family". That’s why I got in touch with four musicians who are good friends of mine". Peirani teamed up with Emile Parisien, his partner from the duo Belle Epoque, as well as the bassist Julien Herné, the drummer Yoann Serra and the keyboardist Tony Paeleman... The compositions by Peirani and the covers of Michel Portal and Jeff Buckley make Living Being an incredibly holistic album. These young musicians succeed in closing the gap that sometimes exists between composition and improvisation. Vincent Peirani's writing is touching and imaginative yet also surprising and elusive. The accordionist is from a generation that draws its inspiration from various musical sources, hence the albums’ richness. Three years later, with the same group members, Living Being II (Night Walker) is also wonderfully rich. Peirani also includes four covers alongside his eight compositions: Bang Bang by Sonny Bono, What Power Art Thou, an extract from King Arthur by Purcell and two hits by Led Zeppelin, Kashmir and Stairway To Heaven. His approach towards this atypical choice of covers is fascinating, as is the way in which his instrument adapts the score of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Living Being II (Night Walker) is principally the success of a group who are in perfect equilibrium. Osmosis at its best. © Max Dembo/Qobuz
Jazz - Released May 31, 2019 | ACT Music
Enzo is 9 years old, Izao is 3, and their parents have recorded an album just for them. They’re not just your average parents, mind. The father is none other than jazz accordionist Vincent Peirani and the mother is singer and children’s show-creator Serena Fisseau, and together they have created a charming record for young and old. It’s a subtle dialogue between voice and accordion and the songs are filled with a shared sense of comfort. Serena Fisseau, a singer steeped in jazz (both traditional and improvised) moves effortlessly from English to Portuguese, from French to Indonesian - her two mother tongues. Her multilingualism acts as a common thread between the opening songs Bengawan and Javanaise through to La Bourdique, a captivating Occitan ballad. Peirani, an eclectic jazzman who often blurs the boundaries between genres, once again proves his musical dexterity, moving from Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz to La Tendresse, a song made popular by the French actor and singer Bourvil, as well as covering What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong and And I Love Her by The Beatles. And it’s not only the accordion that he plays here, but also a Wurlitzer piano and even the plastic bags! A real delight. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz