Presse Internationale -- U.S.A.
Volume 44 N°2
" Spirale Danse "
NELLY POUGET is a saxophonist of considerable ability who since 1991 has
been turning out recordings on the Minuit Regards record label. In fact that
label is the only label on which she appears, often solo or in very small groups.
The latest CD, her first in 15 years, is SPIRAL DANSE [Minuit Regards Records
REF 59242]. This is a collection of 9 originals played solo. Here, she plays
a variety of instruments including ss, as, ts, b, balafon and what sounds like
thumb piano. This was recorded 10/13/14 and 2/3/15, some of it in front of an
audience. This is not as cohesive as her earlier work. The solo work on sax
is the most engaging but her vocals and other instrument choices do not speak
to me. At one point she does a bass solo built on the rhythm of A Love
Supreme. The brief notes by Philipp Romanoni are notable for referring
to Pouget as both he and her but since the liners appear
in both French and English it is possible something got lost in translation.