JEAN DOUSTEYSSIER clarinet, bass clarinet
BENJAMIN DOUSTEYSSIER alto and tenor saxophones
MATTHIEU NAULLEAU piano
ELIE DURIS drums
Following the examples of post-apocalyptic genre cinema, the Post K quartet delivers an offbeat interpretation of New Orleans jazz post K, i.e. post-hurricane Katrina.
Belonging to the new generation of jazz musicians — combining brilliance and eclecticism — Jean Dousteyssier, who plays clarinet with the ONJ, his brother Benjamin, Matthieu Naulleau and Elie Duris play Twenties/Thirties repertoire and particularly pieces by the stride pianists, drawing from the styles of the likes of Fats Waller, Willie “The Lion” Smith or Eubie Blake with a contemporary vision, not only in composing but also in improvisation.
Also widely influenced by the free jazz of the Sixties/Seventies and improvised music in Europe over the past two decades, this singular quartet, with this first album, invites listeners to hear short-format popular music that is both rich and skilfully deconstructed, in the image of the first jazz recordings.
RELEASED APRIL 29, 2018
ONJ Records – L’Autre Distribution
JAZZ MAGAZINE’s CHOC 2016
Photo @ Henna Burney