O.U.R.S - ORNETTE UNDER THE REPETITIVE SKY
Renowned French violinist Clément Janinet founded the O.U.R.S. quartet in 2017. The band's name is a play on words: their full name is Ornette Under the Repetitive Skies, but the acronym itself means bear in French. Since the release of their album on BMC Records in September 2022, they have received the highest critical awards in all French jazz magazines. The album combines the sonic and rhythmic textures of American contemporary repetitive music, the lyricism of Ornette’s free jazz and a somewhat rockish mood, but Janinet's compositions also draw inspiration from the musical world of African trance and liturgical chants. Joined by three equally distinguished, seasoned and inventive colleagues, the violinist conjures streams of sound that are both conceptual and freely floating.
Clément Janinet violin, compositions
Hugues Mayot tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Joachim Florent double bass
Emmanuel Scarpa drums