Pierre Bernard flutes – Michel Debrulle drums, Binche bass drum – Nicolas Dechêne guitar – Christian Altehülshorst trumpet – Michel Massot trombone, voice, sousaphone, euphonium – Louis Freres bass – Stephan Pougin bodhran, tupan, congas, drums, darbouka
The Rêve d’Eléphant Orchestra has been around for 20 years, and that is surely something to celebrate. The seven eccentric musicians in this collective present their latest album. Their music merrily goes off in all directions, absorbing abundantly from jazz and eastern and African cultures. The horn players are casually impressive with their skilful playing, always spiced with a healthy dose of humour. But take heed: the exhilarating rhythms emanating from the rhythm section will not allow you to sit still. Before you know it you’ll be rocking approvingly in your chair.