Pianist Dan Tepfer seems to always choose the road less traveled by. The young Lee Konitz protégé is just as comfortable in duo format with the master saxophonist or with multi-instrumentalist Ben Wendel as he is with a trio. In 2011, Tepfer took on the audacious and ambitious task of not only recording Bach’s famed Goldberg Variations but also improvising Variations to the Variations, all in solo format. This is the project which he brought to the London Jazz Festival last November. Catch his one hour and a half set below the jump. Video courtesy of Arte expires December 1st.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food and he is the proud chef and co-owner of a little restaurant in Brittany, France.