Two worlds in fusion
The String Theory alpha Project
by Stéphane Orlando and Stéphane Mercier
The marriage between classical and jazz has given birth to many gems, notably some string albums considered as true masterpieces by jazz giants: Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Billie Holiday, Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, …
The two Stéphane, Orlando and Mercier, have found a chemistry that works with connivances, complementarities and above all an open-mindedness, conditions sine qua non for the success of such a project. Compositions of one and the other are intertwined in arrangements at times reassuring, at times adventurous.