Impression

Hermon Mehari & Enzo Carniel quartet:

Hermon Mehari: Trompette
Enzo Carniel: Piano
Damien Varaillon: contrebasse
Stephane Adsuar: Batterie

Enzo Carniel est un pianiste Français né en 1987. Il commence l’étude du piano classique et découvre le jazz pendant l’adolescence.
Après 5 années de Médecine à la Faculté de Marseille , il décide alors de se consacrer entièrement à cette musique, il est médaillé en 2009 au CNR de Marseille.
Il rejoint alors le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique Paris dans la classe de Jazz et Musique improvisées. Il obtient en juin 2015 le premier prix du CNSMDP et un prix d’improvisation générative.
Ses recherches et toutes ses collaborations donnent naissance au quartet « House of Echo » ou se mêlent longues plages improvisées et compositions.
Influencé par Paul Bley, Thelonious Monk, Keith Jarrett, et les grands pianistes l’histoire du jazz, il tente d’explorer les palettes sonores et les possibilités intrinsèques du piano. Son approche est basée sur la naissance au moment présent d’idées musicales, dans le non jugement esthétique, un approche « brute » de l’improvisation utilisant toutes ses influences et sensations.
En 2014, en collaboration avec le label NoMadMusic, il enregistre sont premier disque en piano solo appelé Erosions.
En 2016, le second opus du quartet House of Echo est enregistré au studio de Meudon, il devrait voir le jour au printemps 2017.

Hermon Mehari’s anticipated debut album as a leader, “Bleu”, marks a new era in his career. The music covers both the ground of his contemporaries and his own original music in such a way to illustrate his current musical path. “Bleu” includes ECM recording artist Aaron Parks on piano, Blue Note recording artist Logan Richardson on alto saxophone, Peter Schlamb on vibraphone, Ryan J. Lee on drums and Rick Rosato on bass. Mehari was the recent winner of the 2015 Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition and a semifinalist in the 2014 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2014 he released the CD « Our Journey » with Diverse, his second with the group. Mehari maintains a touring schedule around the world with his own group and as a sideman.

Mehari was also the winner of the 2008 National Trumpet Competition and placed 2nd in the International Trumpet Guild competition in Sydney, Australia. As a founding member of Diverse, whose eponymous debut album on Seattle-based Origin Records reached the Top 40 on the Jazzweek Radio Charts, he has performed professionally with noted saxophonists Jaleel Shaw, Logan Richardson, Bobby Watson, Ben Van Gelder, and Tivon Pennicott. He has also performed with Aaron Parks, Joe Sanders, Hubert Laws, Randy Brecker, Tony Tixier, Dave Pietro, Clay Jenkins and many other great musicians.

Hermon Mehari received his BM in Jazz Performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance in 2010. In addition to performing, he dedicates himself to being a serious educator and has participated in clinics and panels around the world.