Warning. Discovery! Very talented young saxophonist Olivier Boge offers us an excellent debut album tinged with breathtaking lyricism. "The World begins today".
This is the first and fantastic album of Olivier, a young saxophonist who delivers this amazing album, backed by a dream team: Tigran Hamasyan, Sam Minaie (Tigran's bassist) and the great Jeff Ballard on drums. This record is more than a beautiful album, as these musicians are more than a common band, but life companions for more than ten years. Like brothers, they have shared moments of life and mu-sic, and it can be heard! This CD is truly inhabited by a vision and a unique lyricism of rare beauty. The world begins today.
"French saxophonist Olivier Boge has assembled for his most recent record an exceptional team of up-and-coming jazz musicians, producing an impressive album based in modern jazz aesthetics. The group's potently lyrical style becomes apparent from the first track, "Poem," featuring driving bongo work from percussion-ist Jeff Ballard and a slightly modal interplay between Boge and Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan. The tight interplay between all of the members of the quartet, really, is the album's main selling point — they antici-pate eachothers movements and motifs in a natural and complementary way."
-- Michigan Daily