Vincent Peirani – The New Breath of Jazz
´52, SWR/arte, 2018
The french accordeonist Vincent Peirani is a Talent of the Century. Just as Emile Parisien leads the soprano saxophone to new spheres, or Michael Wollny breaks new ground in piano improvisation, Vincent Peirani is a part of a European generation of musicians who are between 30–40 year old, who rethink jazz or improvised music completely and all its musical possibilities.
In this film we accompany Vincent Peirani on a Tour through France and Germany in 2017 while he is playing in very diverse settings — in a duo with the old master Michel Portal, his good friend Emile Parisien, the classical cellist Francois Salque, the pianist Michael Wollny, but also with the jazz-rock fusion band “File under Zawinul.” Vincent Peirani’s musical breath is limitless. We also learn a lot about his background, meet his family, and learn about what makes and moves him. Vincent Peirani is truly an exceptional musical talent and a very special person.
|Director of Photography:
||Klaus Sturm, Katja Duregger
|Head of Production:
||Karl Thumm, SWR/arte
||TAG/TRAUM GmbH & Co.