Alongside excellent international reviews, the album "La traversée" is one of Jazzmagazine's essential records of 2020. Matthieu Bordenave was also awarded "Stern des Jahres" by the Abendzeitung.
Matthieu Bordenave is a French saxophonist and clarinetist, who is currently based in Munich, Germany.
2020 will see his debut as leader on ECM with his project “La Traversée” with Florian Weber (piano) and Patrice Moret (bass).
The saxophonist has a wonderful tone, and as one would expect with an ECM recording of this nature, the sound quality is superb, allowing the sax, piano and bass to explore and create intimate atmospheres of sound. There is an open quality to the trio that I really like...