CONCERT avec Mattias Nilsson et Sébastien Charlier mardi 22 novembre à 19h30 à la Maison des Étudiants Suédois. Välkomna !

Sébastien Charlier (FR) – harmonica
Mattias Nilsson (SE) – piano

This is the very first time the French harmonica player (diatonic) Sébastien Charlier and Swedish pianist Mattias Nilsson play together as a duo. They have only met in the recording studio before while recording with Jan Sigurd & Anna-Lena Brundin (Chet Baker Land, PB7 040).
With breathtaking precision, Sébastien Charlier raises the diatonic harmonica to an instrument in its own right, following a level of requirement that goes beyond the usual framework of the ancestral codes of “blues harp”. This requirement led him to perform and record with Didier Lockwood, Alain Caron, Dominique Di Piazza, Marcel Azzola, Keith B Brown, Naseer Shamma, Bosse Skoglund, Mattias Nilsson, Rémi Toulon, John Barry, John Scott…
Sébastien has also written many educational books on the harmonica and improvisation. He created a new collection entitled « The notebooks of the harmonica », intended for all players who have already learned the basic techniques and who aspire to become musicians.

MATTIAS NILSSON (b. 1980), has with more than two thousand concerts in 33 countries around the world established himself as one of Sweden’s most personal pianists with his very own voice. Nilsson incorporates the Nordic Vemod, with influences from classical, folk and jazz music. Through his improvisations and a very warm and personal approach, this becomes a unique expression and a musical landscape with completely new shades of color. It’s not for no reason they call him the Swede with the warm Scandinavian touch.
“Mattias Nilsson rightfully fits into the genre of the great ‘Nordic’ pianists, that is to say those extraordinary musicians who have managed to produce original music characterized by the encounter between the jazz tradition and the particular humus of Northern Europe…” – A PROPOSITO DI JAZZ (Italy)
“’Dreams Of Belonging’ is part of a continuum in which the improvisation of jazz and the freedom of interpretation are applied to different musical starting points.The more romantic side of classical music, folk music and direct nods to the core of traditional jazz expression…” – JAZZ POSSU (Finland)