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    Pressbook - French (pdf)

     
    CHOC

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    Lionel Eskenazi, Jazz Magazine - Mai 2017


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    Pierre Tenne, Jazznews - Mai 2017


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    Benno Bartsch, JazzPodium - Avril 2017


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    Louis-Julien Nicolaou, Les Inrocks - Mai 2017

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    SudTirol Jazz Festival (Bolzano - It)
    "Sudtirol Jazz Festival 2014’s revelation was Big Four ... The four fellows have demonstrated exemplary communion, offering us a turbulent and consistent narration, according to the fascinating variety of timbers and an inevitable dynamic flair..."
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    L. Farnè, Allaboutjazz.com - Juillet 2014

    "Soro on alto sax is incisive, swift, and is acid sound finds a perfect complementary fellow in Malaby’s, thereby enriching the quartet’s proposals became a quintet. It must be said that there a truly shared language between Malaby and these guys. We feel the American in his element with Big Four."
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    J. Gros-Burdet, Citizen Jazz - Novembre 2014

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    "Something of our times, very relevant, is resonating in these proposals"
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    S. Ollivier, Jazzmagazine - Juin 2014

    "Soro allows for a lot of freedom for the other musicians to playfully improvise in and out of the confines of his compositions, which allows for a loose playing style"
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    S. Wood, FreeJazzBlog.org - Juin 2014

    "With this third album, Big Four became "Big Five" confirm its large potential : without a doubt one of the most interesting european jazz band."
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    Thierry Giard, Culture Jazz - Mai 2014

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    Mandala (Toulouse)
    "Imagine three tamers playing with fire by teasing a horny beast : you can get an idea of what felt the Mandala Jazz Club audience during this 1st set.
    Joyful, collected and toughtful, Doctor Soro ? Wild, furious, insane, Mister Big Four !"
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    L. Florin, JazzMagazine.fr - Mars 2014

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    Studio de l'Ermitage (Paris)
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    C.Taillemite, CitizenJazz - Juin 2013

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    Barbes Café (Brooklyn)
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    C.Taillemite, CitizenJazz - Mai 2013

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    Sunset (Paris)
    "It’s at the same time focused, precisely written, very elaborate, but also gushing and dirty as a fat greasy soup boil or like a young "top of the class" actor wincing, sweating, spluttering on stage."
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    F. Bergerot, JazzMagazine.fr - Février 2013

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    Jazz à la Tour (d'Aigues)
    "Seeing Big Four in concert set the esthetic choices as evidences : roundness of tuba low range breath contrasts with dancing vibes high pitched notes, sharpness of the burning and carving saxophone sound together with implacable percussive tightness of toms and cymbals hits.
    Big Four members knew how to communicate with how much fun they play this music as a game : The message was well received by a disparate but delighted audience !"
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    Thierry Giard, Culture Jazz - Septembre 2012

    "A Truly Imaginative quartet lineup for Truly Creative jazzgroup compositions - this shines and stands out !"
    Manny Lunch, Downtown Music Gallery - Mai 2013

    "Rough and heavy on tenor sax, incisive and insistent on alto sax, Julien Soro’s playing is about necessity to play that music instead of anyone else."
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    D. Gastellu, CitizenJazz.fr - Février 2012

    "That’s where energy and power become fun. We ear in their music the influence of Tim Berne, Steve Coleman or Henri Threadgill. Setting a music between Jazz, Rock and Contemporary Music, trifling with metric and harmony rules and contraints. (...) This new album will be revealed and understood by those who will take the effort to dig in."
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    J.M. Gelin, Les Dernières Nouvelles du Jazz - Juillet 2011

    DÉCOUVERTE
    "Big Four plays well with nutty layered structured, build its music like a four stars’ Chef his mille-feuilles and produces a vertigo music giving us good cold sweats."
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    M. Durand, JazzNews - Novembre 2011

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    "Julien Soro and his fellows pursue their goal with obstination, conscious of having found a unique sound, an approach, an own force."
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    Ludovic Florin, JazzMagazine - Septembre 2011

    "This new release. matter is coming from a methodical approach. (...) Listening to this demanding repertoire, with no complacence (and as such, really interesting !), we discern formal work seriousness, which don’t cramp those four brilliant improvisators wildness."
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    Thierry Giard, Culture Jazz - Septembre 2011

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    La Centrale (Paris)
    "This is fascinating, this is exciting, this is joyfull, this is sad, all at the same time and it sounds great according to the acoustical balance of those four personalities. (...) This band managed to increase its independance."
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    F. Bergerot, JazzMagazine.fr - Avril 2011

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    38'Riv (Paris)
    "Their perfomance is a mix of presicion, accuracty, lyricism, spontaneity and surrender, personnified by Rafael Koerner’s elegance, Julien Soro’s power, Fabien Debellefontaine’s mischief and Stephan Caracci’s presence."
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    F. Bergerot, JazzMagazine.fr - Mars 2010

    CHOC
    "CHOC, obviously. Even if Big Four is a true collective, we first owe all this to Julien Soro."
    "We can recognize influences of Dave Holland, Anthony Braxton, Julius Hemphill, Tim Berne or Steve Coleman"
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    F. Bergerot, JazzMagazine.fr - Février 2010

    "Big Four’s identity is due to its members quality and polyvalence (...) A strong band with an intense character."
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    Thierry Giard, Culture Jazz - Février 2010