Swiss ethnic jazz. Lyoba is the ancient word for cow in Canton Fribourg, western Switzerland, the homeland of pianist Thierry Lang. Lyoba Revisited is his third album entirely devoted to traditional sounds and sheperd chants of the region. Late reverend Joseph Bovet composed countless still very popular pieces for choir in this rural style. Lang uses them as vehicle for his subtle jazz approach. Two similiar pieces by both Pierre Kaelin and the leader himself complete the repertoire. Along with his longtime partners bassist Heiri Känzig and Mathieu Michel on flugelhorn and an earthy, sometimes ethereal sounding cello quartet Lang creates cloudy and sweet atmospheres, which are garnished with lyrical solo work. This album appeared at the trendy Munich label Act.
Le vieux chalet