Over the last two decades, Laurent Coq has published a dozen albums as a leader or co-leader, and yet only one piano-bass-drums trio album so far : Spinnin’ (2004).
With Kinship, he finally goes back to this iconic format and gathers two New York based musicians who had never played together before ; young bass player Joshua Crumbly with whom he toured the Suite Lafayette in Europe and the US, and long time drummer of Tom Harrell’s quintet and Kenny Barron’s trio, the one and only Johnathan Blake.
With such strong support, Laurent Coq presents eleven new compositions, each one paying tribute to a living musician. Through their work and commitment to this art form, they have been role models and have provided the piano player with an ongoing source of inspiration for many years.
- Laurent Coq piano
- Joshua Crumbly bass
- Johnathan Blake drums
Laurent Coq is one of our best advocate in France – the elegant reminding of his musical kinship suffices to convince us.
Pierre Tenne, Jazz News
Laurent Coq belongs to the type of jazzmen who move the lines with consistency and excellence. With the release of Kinship on label jazz&people, he does it once again. (…) In this original tribute, one can hear the essential dialogue that Laurent Coq nurtures, helped by a trio that -we hope- will keep lifting him for a long time.
Lorraine Soliman, Politis
By all means this deserves your attention.
Michel Contat, Télérama
Beautiful grand piano that rings and sings lush sounds, bright pulses, at times controled and at times unleashed lyricism. The dialogue with the rhythm section is one of permanent vivacity and the piano takes off when the moment commands it. Beautiful album, really.
Xavier Prévost, Les Dernières Nouvelles du Jazz
This amazing trio spins the infinite jazz fertility, as an echo to the shimmers of the soul.
Fara C., L’Humanité
Once again Laurent Coq displays his mastery of sound dynamics.
4 étoiles — Franck Bergerot, Jazz Magazine
This is the adventurous jazz that this album celebrates.
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