It’s Alright To Be Everywhere JHM 26

It’s Alright To Be Everywhere JHM 26
Nov 13, 2019

Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert's BRAND NEW ALBUM

This duo cannot leave anyone indifferent. Its musical direction is radical. Love it or dislike it. I chose my camp: I am definitely subjugated by the voice of Sascha Ley and the one, which passes through the strings and the body of the double bass, Laurent Payfert. The music is, as the subject, uncompromising. This album "It's Alright To Be Everywhere" (you can easily guess the political positioning that hides under this title) is filled with cries of heart, cries of rage, cries of love. The voice and the bass join as much as they tear each other apart, repel each other as much as they intermingle, answer each other as much as they anticipate. There is something very sensual about Sascha's singing and something animal too. She sings, hisses, whispers, hiccups and he scratches, glides, pinches. The pieces are short, intense, as pictorial as they are abstract, as poetic as they are raw. At a few moments, towards the end, Jean Pascal Boffo's guitar invites itself as if to prepare the arrival of the soothing piano of Murat Öztürk on a last piece, "Departure", of a beauty and elegance unheard of. It is like a veil that rises and reveals a clear sky. We float after this intense trip, we are well, we breathe and we say we've listened to a great record. Jacques Prouvost (BE) 12/19

It’s Alright To Be Everywhere„ which has been released by JazzHausMusik turns out to be quite nice. Ley has a definite style on her own developed as singer, actress, poet and composer, while Payfert has a typical wonderful European style and sound. Inspired by those wonderful Sheila Jordan duet albums, but takes a different direction. One Man’s Jazz (CA) 11/19

The unbeatable combination of vocals and bass. Ley's vocals are great to listen to. Payfert is a very skilled and creative bass player. Together they have created an exciting and lovely album. You should definitely put this exciting and varied music at the top of your list. Jan Granli, Salt Peanuts (DK) 10/19

An extraordinary duo - Recommendation of the week
Sascha Ley has a unique voice and style of interpretation that combines jazz improvisation, folk and contemporary music. The artist, reaching for various vocal techniques, comes out victorious from each practice, as evidenced by her concerts and records warmly received throughout Europe. Spontaneous sound creations are an interesting mix of contemporary jazz and experimental music. Carsten Dahl, Longplay (PL) 10/19

The new album by Sascha Ley and Laurent Payfert, It's Alright To Be Everywhere, reveals once again the experimental nature of their music. The opportunity for the public to (re) discover their talent for improvisation, characteristic feature of their music, sometimes impalpable, but still always explosive in live concerts. A duo that does not leave indifferent. Kévin Kroczek D’Land (LU)10/19

A very organic album ... a serious exploration of the depths and shallows of life in and of itself. Martina Folscheid Télécran (L) 10/19