KUNTU
label ROGUEART

Michel EDELIN (flutes)
Jean-Jacques AVENEL (double bass)
John BETSCH (drums)

Steve LEHMAN * ( alto sax, USA) special guest

KUNTU is available on ROGUEART website

Extracts from CD

Les Hirondelles *
Ultravitre
Goût bulgare
Lesson choir *

Video clip live

PRESS

Michel Edelin performes with the extraordinary rhythmics of Steve Lacy.
Ingenious and unbridled (Le Monde), he reinvents the truth of the jazz (Jazz Magazine) with a "Edelin style" consequently credited to his owner (Jazzman). It is one of our best flute players, best inspired
(Télérama).

FRANCE

JAZZ  MAGAZINE
Award :"Disque d'émoi"
It is therefore properly a work of art which gives us to listen the one who is part of rare jazz musicians to dedicate himself only to the flute... Triumphant
Mathieu Durand
 
CITIZEN JAZZ
Award :"ÉLU"
Here is what makes of KUNTU one of the albums of the year.
Julien Gros-Burdet

JAZZMAN ***
Edelin and his friends make an uninterrupted of ephemeral instant and, while reinventing Monk or by re-visiting a Bulgarian mode, avoid from a distance any attachment to the past
Francisco Cruz         
 
IMPROJAZZ
M
ichel Edelin opens a window on future (the trenchant flights of fancy of Steve Lehman, guest on three topics), poétise, thinks (in mirror and in thought) and distribution with his as invested partners as shone, the success of this cd, the nicest of his signatory, until now
Claude Colpaert

USA

JAZZ BEYOND JAZZ
«  I have become a huge fan of Michel Edelin »
Howard Mandel

DOWN TOWN MUSIC GALLERY (New York)
I was surprised at how extraordinary this disc is ... I would say that Michel Edelin's "Kuntu" disc is the best modern jazz flute disc of the year.
Bruce Lee Gallenter

DUSTY GROOVE AMERICA
A group with a wonderfully flute-forward sound -- played in the lead by reedman Michel Edelin, a player we're only discovering on this album! Edelin plays in a trio with the great John Betsch on drums and Jean-Jacques Avenel on bass -- both players who bring a bold sense of rhythm to the record, one that really helps drive the energy of Michel's lighter-voiced solos.

HELTER SHELTER RADIO SHOW
Jazz will always stay exciting with releases like this!
 
ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Perhaps a rehabilitation for the jazz flute is in the cards: this is certainly one place where interest rates remain high.
John Sharpe

JAPAN

UNION JAZZ
Michel Edelin plays a dynamic game and a full of imagination. The manner it liberates the sound of its instrument with suppleness is superb. It slips as a precious stone into the singing of the sax of Steve Lehman supported by the traceries of  rythmic.

SPAIN

TOMA JAZZ
Throughout 55 minutes, in which it is shown by the flute, there is space more than sufficient so that his partners prove to be brilliant, standing out especially the bass player Jean-Jacques Avenel, but especially so that the trio should develop a propulsive music, full of details, very melodic and intense.
The trios of flute as that of Edelin they are not very habitual in jazz, but with discs as Kuntu the format demonstrates that it possesses a magnificent potential.
Pachi Tapiz