Olivier Cahours & Thierry Colson – Les Enfants de La Nature (ENG review)

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Folk, World Jazz
Olivier Cahours & Thierry Colson - Les Enfants de La Nature (FR review)

Olivier Cahours is certainly one of the most inventive guitarists today. I have proof of this from having seen him work on Ilene Martinez’s upcoming album, which will be released soon. Armed with his seven-string guitar, this guitarist and composer’s vast knowledge knows no bounds. Ideas flow effortlessly, always in good spirits, which is also reflected in his playing.
It’s easy to understand why so many artists have sought his talent: Richard Bona, Ibrahim Malouf, Thanh Huong, Tony Coe, Pierrick Hardy, Eric Lelann, Christophe Lavergne, Eric Barret, Didier Ithursany, Jacky Lignon, Emile Parisien, Marc Thomas, Peter King, François Laizeau, J.F Jenny Clarke, Heriberto Paredes, Gueorgui Kornazov, Olivier Ker Ourio, Manu Codja, Louis Winsberg, and many others.
His melodic sense is almost innate. Just listen to the compositions on this album and see the playful and expert interplay between these two comrades, Olivier Cahours and Thierry Colson, the double bassist who was already present on the album “Prendre le temps” in a duo with Cahours. The result of this album is a delicate musical perfection.
Whether you’re a guitarist or simply a lover of beautiful music, you will be swept away and fascinated by this album. Two musicians of this caliber are a pure joy to listen to, and I must admit I am proud to count Olivier Cahours among my friends. I was introduced to him by another talented friend whom you already know if you’ve been following us – the composer and accordionist Maxime Perrin.
“Les enfants de la Nature” is a blend of world-jazz/folk, mastering various musical styles. It’s the kind of timeless album that benefits from its completely acoustic nature and remarkable mixing, accompanied by a beautiful album cover illustration by Alice Colson, which you can discover here.
To create a great album, all the ingredients are brought together. A duo is always a risky experience, a matter of balance, and these two musicians are experts who have captivated the attention of Paris-Move and Bayou Blue Radio. But rest assured, that’s not the only reason why we have placed this album in the “Essential” category. Just lend an ear to this album…

Thierry De Clemensat
Correspondent in USA
Bayou Blue News – Bayou Blue Radio – Paris-Move

PARIS-MOVE, June 8th 2023


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