Michel Doneda - Everybody Digs Michel Doneda


In 1959, Riverside Records released Everybody Digs Bill Evans, hoping to garner attention for the relatively unrecognized pianist’s second LP with a cover devoted to accolades from Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal and Cannonball Adderley. Relative Pitch has wittily adapted the title and design for this solo recital by Michel Doneda, covering it with quotes from fellow soprano saxophonists including John Butcher, Sam Newsome and Dave Liebman, beginning with Evan Parker’s acrostic “May I commend his excellent legato? Don’t our needy ears delight anew?” The homage is fitting, not only as tacit declaration that history does belong to the experimenters, but to emphasize Doneda’s stature: a significant voice in Europe for over 30 years, he is relatively unknown in America. Doneda applies an array of techniques to create a highly personal vision. by Stuart Broomer, Published: December 2015 (Page 32) - Reprinted from the New York City Jazz Record Read the full review here <<

Michel Doneda - Soprano saxophone

1. Bec troué
2. Avant canal
3. Canal
4. Parallè̀le blanche
5. Plan objectif
6. Skeleton key
7. Aprè̀s canal

Release number: RPR1027