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).
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
Here is what makes of KUNTU one of the albums of the year.
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
Michel 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
JAZZ BEYOND JAZZ
« I have become a huge fan of Michel Edelin »
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.
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.
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.