PRESS (English reviews extracts)

There’s a fabulous variety of moods here - refined, intellectual, wistful and zany, sometimes all

within the same selection. Solos are maddeningly brief but sharp, keen, danceable a-plenty. 

NYC JAZZ RECORDS

Just as Ellington would rehearse constantly to obtain a precision to his sound, the Umaut Big Band is

punctilious, and in that punctiliousness an infectious swing is born. To quote Fats Waller, "yeaaaah."

ALL ABOUT JAZZ

There’s not disjunction between using the big band to play both vintage swing and jagged contemporary pieces. In fact, since he (Pierre-Antoine Badaroux) plays the saxophone at age 7, he’s looked beyond genre. DOWNBEAT

Usually playing in contemporary improvised music ensembles, the fourteen musicians (...)

have delivered the essence of the spirit of this beautiful music by establishing a strong

link between past and future, tradition and creation.

COULEURS JAZZ

In terms of slightly off-centre inspirations, consider the Umlaut Big Band’s Euro Swing Vol. 2 .

While the 16-piece French orchestra puts a new spin on swing-era tunes, the transcriptions on which they’re based

– mostly created by its saxophonist/director Pierre Antoine Badaroux – are unique. 

THE WHOLE NOTE

Badaroux provides background information about the 15  tunes  on  the  album,  

all  of  which  are  played  with infectious buoyancy and precision.

THE CHICAGO READER

Just as Ellington would rehearse constantly to obtain a precision to his sound,

the Umlaut Big Band is punctilious, and in that punctiliousness an infectious swing is born.

ALL ABOUT JAZZ

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CONTACT

UMLAUT BIG BAND

95 rue des Poissonniers

75018 Paris, France

Booking / Press

Nawel Benziane

umlautbb@gmail.com

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