An amazing transformation, the Ébène Quartet - old hands at 'serious music' - venturing into the world of jazz with such classics as Chick Corea's 'Spain', Miles Davis' 'All Blues' and Brad Mehldau's 'Unrequited'. With electric amplification and accompanied by drummer Richard Héry, the four think nothing of a virtuoso improvisation more or fewer. Equally undaunted, they cut loose with their own fine arrangements of 'Pulp Fiction' (Misirlou Twist) and Bruce Springsteen's 'Streets of Philadelphia', in which violist Mathieu Herzog treats us to his singing!
Film music, jazz or pop - no experiment whatever is avoided by these musical omnivores. In all this, notably, the ensemble never descends into gratuitous cross-over, but succeeds wonderfully in coupling classical brilliance with uninhibited playfulness. In a roller-coaster of startling musical twists and turns, 'The Other Ébène' is certain to have you gasping for breath.
If - in short - the familiar Ébène has already had you smiling, yearning and crying, then 'The Other Ébène' will bring you nothing less than ecstasy!