Céline Bonacina

Open Heart - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Kat Nr.: ACT 9514-2
  • Barcode: 614427951427
  • VÖ. Deutschland: 25.01.2013
  • Genre: World Jazz, Saxophone Jazz, French Jazz

Welt-Jazz Exkursionen auf dem Baritonsaxofon mit Herzblut und offenen Ohren. Virtuos und mit langem Atem für knurrende Tieftöne „haut Céline Bonacina ihre Hörer einfach um“ (Jazzthing).

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The baritone saxophone is seldom heard outside brass sections of big bands. As a solo instrument or as the only brass instrument in a band it is a real rarity and there is only one female baritone saxophonist who truly masters her instrument – Céline Bonacina. You might be surprised to see the petite Frenchwoman pick up an instrument that is almost the same size as her but, when she starts playing, the mésalliance becomes a symbiosis and the sound flows out without effort. The initial fascination that arises from this seemingly exotic combination only lasts for a few bars. It soon becomes apparent that the instrument is the ideal platform and mean of expression for this unique musician to unfold her immense creativity and to display her open heart for the diversity of jazz. “Open Heart“ is also the name of her new album. Similarly to h...


Céline Bonacina / baritone saxophone
Kevin Reveyrand / electric bass (on 6,8)
Hary Ratsimbazafy / drums

Himiko Paganotti / vocals (on 5)
Pascal Schumacher / vibraphone & glockenspiel
Mino Cinelu / percussion

Special Guests on "Lonely Dancer":
Michael Wollny / piano
Lars Danielsson / bass


Music composed by Céline Bonacina unless otherwise noted
Produced & mixed by Nguyên Lê

Recorded by Jean-Maurice Hayano at Studio 7ème ciel, Issy-les-Moulineaux,
and Nguyên Lê at Studio Louxor, Paris, March 2012

Mixed by Nguyên Lê. Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Cover art by Mimmo Paladino used with permission of the artist.