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Clotilde Sings

  • the cell 338 West 23rd Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Clotilde (vocal, flute, videos)

Chris McCarthy (piano, keyboard)

"Fierce choices"

With this duo, the French vocalist, flutiste and filmmaker Clotilde deepens her collaboration with the acclaimed pianist and keyboardist Chris McCarthy. Both inspired by the Beat Generation poets they develop a shared repertoire of dark and beautiful original pieces about identity crisis.

"Clotide explores a rainbow of colors and vocal textures that can both surprise the listener and enhance the songs she sings. She paints the words with alto richness one moment and then, with childlike innocence, in a second soprano voice." - Dee Dee McNeil - Musical Memoirs

“Clotilde has a voice akin to a mix of Betty Carter and Nina Simone.” - George Harris, Jazz Weekly

"The impressive musicality of Clotilde Rullaud’s voice immerses us into a universe that goes from tenderness to screams.” - Lionel Eskenazi, Jazz Magazine (France) 

“Clotilde’s voice is silky and strong, heart warming or vindictive, when she sings revolution or despair." - Isabelle Motrot - Causette, Monthly magazine (France) 

"Pianist and composer Chris McCarthy is proving to be one of the most imaginative and impressive forces on the New York jazz scene."  - Hot House Jazz Magazine.

“I believe he has a very bright future on the jazz piano scene”  – Fred Hersch 
“Chris McCarthy is one of those players everyone wants to have in their band.” – Jerry Bergonzi

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Earlier Event: November 9