LE BOEUF BROTHERS
In Praise of Shadows
Released September 20, 2011 - Nineteen-Eight Records
The Le Boeuf twins - saxophonist Remy and keyboardist Pascal - announce an ambitious step in their creative development with their new album, In Praise of Shadows. Joined by fellow twenty-somethings Mike Ruby on tenor saxophone, Nir Felder on guitar, Linda Oh on bass, and Henry Cole on drums, as well as the Myth String Quartet, the Le Boeuf brothers have created a work that spans the gulf of modern jazz with indie rock and intelligent electronic music. Read more...
Remy Le Boeuf - Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax
Pascal Le Boeuf - Piano/Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Ruby - Tenor Sax
Linda Oh - Bass
Henry Cole - Drums
Nir Felder - Guitar
Adria Le Boeuf - Ambient Vocals
Myth String Quartet:
Tallie Brunfelt - Violin
Jeremy Blanden - Violin
Kim Uwate - Viola
Isaac Melamed - Cello
Released April 30, 2013 - Nineteen-Eight Records
A remix is an alternate version of a recording made by rebalancing, recombining or altering individual tracks. The art of remixing is most common in technology-oriented genres such as electronic music, but can certainly be applied to any recorded music, although it seems quite rare in jazz/improvised music. However, there is actually a fertile, underground scene comprised of jazz musicians who are closet DJs. Amongst them are identical twins, the Le Boeuf Brothers, saxophonist/composer Remy and pianist/composer Pascal, whose latest project fuses their New York jazz background with a fresh blend of electronica, trip-hop and drum 'n' bass to create the remix collaboration project, Le Boeuf Brothers Remixed (available April 30 on Nineteen-Eight Records); an intelligent, entertaining, voguish new work, based on their recent album, In Praise of Shadows (Nineteen-Eight Records). Read more...
HOUSE WITHOUT A DOOR
Released May 12, 2009 - Le Boeuf Brothers Music
The article below was published in "All About Jazz" by BRUCE LINDSAY on July 21, 2009
"The New York-based brothers play well-crafted original tunes: all 12 of the pieces are written by either Remy or Pascal although, interestingly, none of them are co-compositions. Their style is mainly modern, straight-ahead jazz. While both brothers proclaim influences as disparate as Radiohead and Claude Debussy, these are not so upfront as to detract from the brothers' own styles. Although on some tracks, such as Remy's "Tabula Rasa," classical influences are obvious, most of the album owes more to the Le Boeufs' jazz predecessors than it does to those from other musical genres.
The brothers' writing and playing is technically skilled, but unlike many other young jazz musicians they also invest both with some genuine emotion and originality. As a result, the entire album has a maturity that is rare in players who are barely into their early twenties. Read More...
Remy Le Boeuf: alto sax, flutes, bass clarinet
Pascal Le Boeuf: piano, Fender Rhodes
Ambrose Akinmusire: trumpet
Marcus Strickland: soprano and tenor saxes
Janelle Reichman: tenor sax
Matt Brewer: bass (3, 4, 6-9, 11,12)
Billy Norris: bass (1, 2, 5, 10)
Clarence Penn: drums (3, 4, 6-9, 11, 12)
Greg Ritchie: drums (1, 2, 5, 10)