Born the same year and in the same city, David Aubaile and Frédéric Deville have long since been following parallel routes. The former is a self-taught pianist who has been exploring jazz and its derivatives while the latter became a classical cellist invested in creating contemporary pieces.
When they first met during a recording session, each immediately recognized in the other an unexpected twin and they became fast friends. As a duet, they began combining their respective worlds in the course of many improvisation sessions from which were born the original creations for Dolce Ostinato.
David Aubaile and Frédéric Deville write music that is both highly legible and positive, borrowing seamlessly from the classical form, drawing on its enduring ability to broaden emotions. The melody is intimately woven into the solid rhythmic orchestration, anchored at the crossroad of their experiences. Dolce Ostinato boldly stands as jazz, with Mediterranean and odd rhythms, rubatos typical of chamber music, and picturesque melodies becoming audible frescoes. The cover illustrates similar blends, hinting at classicism but replete with colourful and iconoclastic musical elements, some anachronistic, reaped over the years by two roving musicians.
The merry wager of these two travellers is won when the music transports unsuspecting listeners to new places, slowly but resolutely. Dolce Ostinato…