Chevallier/Ceccaldi - Zèbres

Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Daily

Featured in "The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: August 2018"

It’s easy to forget that there are only two musicians playing on this recording. The volley of notes between stringed instruments accelerates to whirlwind speeds, making it seem as if there are an army of players assembled in the studio. This masterstroke of chamber jazz from guitarist David Chevallier and cellist Valentin Ceccaldi is a stunning example of how the right combination of wild abandon and controlled chaos can execute a landing in the eye of the storm, where the serenity resonates like mad even after the storm dissipates.