KARIM

MAURICE

Pianist,

Composer-Arranger

From october the 30th to november the 6th :

Karime Maurice, William Galison and the string orchestra La Camerata, recording the Odysseus Fantasy album in Les Tontons Flingueurs studio in Roanne.

26th february 2016 :

Karim Maurice has been awarded for the first prize of composition and the second prize of all categories at Made In New York Jazz. Jazz international competition where members of jury were : Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker and Lenny White.

O P I N I O N

"The last live jazz I heard was in 12th-century priory in Talloires, France, where I listened to French pianist Karim Maurice and saxophonist Lionel Moreau-Flachat improvise on Horace Silver tunes under a 17th-century wooden ceiling. Of course, the setting added to the charm of the music but the playing was intriguing. The music on Maurice's La Diskord (Sacem) written for jazz quintet and for six strings, is more than that. It's totally absorbing, adventurous and powerful on the title cut, sweetly lyrical on La Lyre. The string writing, as we hear it on Le Jouet d'Omphale, has a rhythmic intensity one rarely hears in what Gunther Schuller called third stream music. I am drawn in by Maurice's playfulness on L'Hèbre, by the deft way he handles the interplay of horns and pizzicato strings, and finally by the cohesive drama of his compositions. Most Amercican should hear Maurice's music."

Michael Ullman

N E W S

march 1 2018

Jazz Vocal Night

CRR de Grenoble

Grenoble (38 FR)

2

FEB

E V E N T S

february 2 2018

Odysseus Fantasy

Saint Fons Jazz Festival

Saint Fons (69 FR)

11 APR

april 11 2018

Koum Tara

Jazz à Carthage

Tunisia

 

1

MAR

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Third Annual Jazz Gala 2016

Live at Tribeca Performing Arts Center (NY)