Award-winning composer and pianist, Gauthier Toux is ready to deliver his newest body of work, ‘The Colours You See’, a carefully considered and introspective jazz journey set for release on May 4th through Naim Records.
Accompanied on ‘The Colours You See’ by esteemed drummer Maxence Sibille, and double bassist Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, alongside a host of guest musicians, the trio have release two albums to date and have performed alongside musicians such as Gilad Hekselman, Dave Liebman, Eric Truffaz, Uri Gurvich, Nicolas Folmer, Christophe Panzani, Tony Paeleman, Julien Herné, Erwan Valazza and Zacharie Ksyk.
Two years on from their last album ‘Unexpected Things’ (NoMadMusic, 2016), ‘The Colours You See’ is an eleven-track exposé delving into the French jazz scene, which is starting to become in burgeoning demand across Europe. In a recent interview with French newspaper Liberation, Gilles Peterson said “Something is cooking in French Jazz. Soon two or three names will become big and may come from the electro scene, maybe on labels like Ed Banger. Everybody is waiting for it.”, and whilst the trio are certainly take a more traditional approach to some of the recent crossover jazz artists of late, they continue to push the boundaries of their music by experimenting with their personal influences in electronic music, rock and hip-hop. This has led to their latest album being released via Naim Records, who were the first to sign Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet) and continue to work with rising artists from the UK scene such as Yazz Ahmed.
Examining the relationship between colour and light, and the identity that they impose on our relationship with music and the world around us, thematically ‘The Colours You See’ explores personal interpretation in a somewhat idiosyncratic manner.