fall 2023 concerts as leader and co-leader
"Finding Light" (sept 2022)
Finding light is now available !
It's the second album of a trio co-lead with my old friend and great bass player Jeff Denson (Joe Lovano, Ed Simon...) and our guest the legendary Brian Blade on the drums (Chick Corea, Joshua Redman, Wayne Shorter). We have recorded the music in January 2022 in Oakland (Usa) and I wrote four compositions for this project.
Some Press :
Jazz News : "Essential"
Jazz Magazine : 4 stars
Album of the week for NDR (German radio)
Jazzwise (UK), 4 stars and Editor's Choice : "adventurous and inventive guitar "
Jazzlife (japan) « Jazz guitar trio masterpiece »
Paris Jazz Club : wonderful « dia- logue à trois ».
Jazz Podium (Germany): "A success"
Jazzthetic Magazin (Ger) 4 Stars : « euphoric and playful ».
Télérama TTT : "Romain Pilon continues to air his guitar playing, and to gain in spontaneity, to the point of achieving this undeniable authority, serenity"
"Falling Grace" (march 2022)
My 5th album as leader,
a trio with Yoni Zelnik on acoustic bass
(Géraldine Laurent, Avishai Cohen, Yonathan Avishai...)
and Jeff Ballard (Chick Corea, Brad Melhdau,
Ray Charles...) on drums has been released at the end of February on the jazz&people label.
What the press is saying :
Jazz Magazine, CHOC
"The osmosis with his longtime accomplice Yoni Zelnik and a luminous Jeff Ballard makes all the beauty of Falling Grace...from each note emerges a timeless grace."
Le Soir (Belgium)
"It's happiness. This album is classy, very classy"
"The finesse and authority that Pilon demonstrates in his appropriations is admirable"
"a free and emotional musical universe, where a beautiful trio expresses itself"
"...a very subtle aerial playing, stating Pilon as one of the most worthy heirs of the contemporary jazz guitarists ..."
France Musique, album of the Week FIP
"State of Grace...One of those rare records where every note feels right"
TSF (Radio), disc of the day :
"A trio of rare elegance"
Couleur Jazz, HIT
"Romain Pilon has no equal in revealing the richness of a melodic line by developing in the most natural way solos built with rigor and logic"
« Pilon has a flawless technique and a delicacy of sound that makes his expositions of these familiar pieces about mesmeric »