Gentle, refined French jazz
Comprising at its best music of real depth and spirituality, flautist Malik Mezzadri’s second album is a two-disc collection of which the first is truly impressive. The basis of the music is eclectic, combining many world music flavours. His quintet negotiate these with aplomb and subtle invention, playing together as if for many years. Devoted to collective improvisations within a system devised by Mezzadri, the second disc is less accessible and somewhat less gripping.