With NextApe, Antoine Pierre draws us into a highly eclectic musical universe. He offers up a music that, though its roots are in jazz, blends smoothly with markedly electronic influences.
We are treated to his talent for melodies, his broken rhythms and his sophisticated arrangements. His imagination is impregnated with music, with pictorial, cinematographic and theatrical works... and is also imbued with the present.
The drummer has surrounded himself with four talented musicians : the charismatic Hungarian singer Veronika Harcsa, whose clear voice deftly overlays the keyboards of the virtuoso Jérôme Klein and the rock-inflected but sensual guitar of Lorenzo Di Maio. On alto saxophone, Ben Van Gelder, after a long residence in New York, brings to the project a powerful and absolutely unique acoustic sound.