Ozone Acoustyle Quartet – Christophe Monniot, Emil Spányi, Mátyás Szandai, Joe Quitzke Organic Food

BMCCD229 2016

French saxophonist Christophe Monniot and Paris-based Hungarian master of various keyboards, Emil Spányi, created Ozone in 2006 as a duo. In 2010, with drummer John Quitzke already as a trio, they recorded their album This is C'est la vie at BMC Records.
Rounded up to a quartet lately with also Paris-based excellent Hungarian double bass player Mátyás Szandai, the foursome, named Ozone Acoustyle Quartet, played on the stage of BMC’s Opus Jazz Club in November 2014, mesmerizing its audience. The addition of the rhythm section was like an organic evolution of the decade-long symbiosis between Monniot and Spányi, and the result was a mature program with dense texture and a brilliant balance of composition and improvisation. Through nearly a year’s careful studio works by Emil Spányi in the LDF Studio, France, the recording of the concert became distilled to Organic Food.


Christophe Monniot – saxophones
Emil Spányi – piano, keyboards
Mátyás Szandai – double bass
Joe Quitzke – drums

About the album

All compositions by Christophe Monniot, except track 8 by Emil Spányi and track 9 (traditional)
Recorded live on 29 November, 2014 at BMC’s Opus Jazz Club
Mixed & mastered by Emil Spányi at LDF Studio in November, 2015
Christophe Monniot plays Selmer saxophones & Vandoren reeds

Borító: Huszár László / Greenroom

Produced by László Gőz
Label manager: Tamás Bognár

The recording was supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and the French Institute of Budapest


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Ozone Acoustyle Quartet – Christophe Monniot, Emil Spányi, Mátyás Szandai, Joe Quitzke: Organic Food

01 Grace 10:53
02 Anatology 8:02
03 Du Vent Dans Les Voiles Part 1 3:36
04 Du Vent Dans Les Voiles Part 2 2:32
05 Du Vent Dans Les Voiles Part 3 6:20
06 Du Vent Dans Les Voiles Part 4 4:05
07 Yo-Yo 6:11
08 The Fifth Seal 2:13
09 Greensleeves (What Child Is This) 8:48
Total time 52:40

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