NEW RELEASE || OCTOBER 2019
Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert - "It's Alright To Be Everywhere"
JHM 267 CD (JazzHausMusik) | total time: 52'00 | release date: Oct 16, 2019
Sascha Ley - voc
Laurent Payfert - b
Jean Pascal Boffo - g, electronics
Murat Öztürk - p
Available from October 16, 2019 | www.jazzhausmusik.de
The Luxembourgian vocalist and performer Sascha Ley has a renowned reputation way beyond her
home country for her original and undogmatic projects. As actress, multilingual singer, improviser and
poet she nimbly strides on her musical paths including jazz, free improvisation, imaginary folklore and
contemporary music far from conventionality. The duo project Ley/Payfert gains its profit from these
qualities. On "It’s Alright To Be Everywhere" Sascha Ley and her French colleague, double bass player
Laurent Payfert, present a mix extraordinarily rich of variations from jazz standards to original
compositions; sounds that evolve from instantaneous improvisations ("instant compositions") and over
laid patterns of modern jazz: Fantastic and suggestive soundscapes, experiments, the use of special
singing and instrumental techniques as well as the art of storytelling evoke a surprising and vivacious
experience beyond mainstream. As a matter of fact silence precedes all pieces of this album. Often
enough it only becomes clear during the course of a piece if there will be a duo or a solo.
What is moreover interesting is that some of the album's songs feature renowned guitar player and
songwriter Jean Pascal Boffo, in whose AMPER Studio (in the French municipality of Clouange) the
album has been recorded, which again leads to two levels of musical communication: on the one hand
there is the interaction of the duo with its sound designer, on the other hand the increased intensity in
the play of "Ley-Payfert plus one".
Another guest of the production is French piano player Murat Öztürk, who brings an additional colour
to "Departure", the last song on "It’s Alright To Be Everywhere", rounding up the ensemble to a quartet.