Ariel Bart

© Ramy Moharam Fouad

Album "In Between"

Paolo Fresu trio

© Roberto Cifarelli

Album "Tempo di Chet"



Dream trio in an art deco jewel 

Twenty-five years ago, on May 13, one of the leading lights of West Coast cool jazz died: trumpeter Chet Baker. One of his most passionate heirs, the Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, offers a concert in homage to the depth of the music of the master of the ballad, who spent much of his last years in Europe.

Chet Baker loved Italy and Italy loved him back. Each of Paolo Fresu’s recordings always contains a wink or a glance in the direction of Baker’s playing, and this tribute album “Tempo di Chet” is one of the most beautiful proofs of that. The trumpet player with an international career of the highest order is known for his nuanced, ethereal and fascinating playing, and the way in which he revisits standards often interpreted by his “master” (notably My Funny Valentine or Everything Happens to Me) is sublime. In this exercise of great purity, Paolo Fresu is surrounded by the pianist Dino Rubino and the double bass player Marco Bardoscia, two long-time accomplices and leading figures on the Italian scene, in tune with his vision.

In the wooded amphitheatre of the Maison de l’Océan, where the proximity with the artists is highly palpable, you will take part in a dreamlike musical journey, an interlude of rare elegance.

Paolo Fresu: trumpet / Dino Rubino: piano / Marco Bardoscia: double bass


Attention talent!

At only 23 years old, Ariel Bart, an Israeli harmonica player living in New-York, turns the codes upside down and offers a unique approach to the instrument. Soloist of the “Jerusalem East & West Orchestra”, known for her collaborations with the downtown New York scene or the singer Noa, the harmonica player distinguishes herself above all by the quality of her compositions.

These qualities have not escaped the attention of the RopeaDope label, one of the flagship labels of the new US sound, home of American jazz trumpeter Christian Scott and many others, on which ‘In Between’, Ariel Bart’s dreamy debut album, was released this year.

The young musician presents an elegant instrumentarium alongside the Israeli cellist Talia Erdal and the young Russian pianist Arseny Rykov.

Ariel Bart: harmonica / Arseny Rykov: piano / Talia Erdal: cello

Album « In Between » released in 2021 on RopeaDope.