Trio Loubelya© Dirk-Jan foto
Loubelya represent the meeting of the subtle melodies and breath of the diatonic accordion, perfectly tinted by the inebriating timbre of the saxophone and taken by the energy of the clarinet and the captivating depth of the double bass... A harmonious cocktail of original compositions within the trad'current and versions gathered during encounters along the festival paths...
An irresistible invitation to dance!
(Neo)trad-jazz-world-music. This would be our suggestion if we had to classify this trio's music.
Labels aside, barbarian neologisms that tend to compartmentalise music, Trio Loubelya have, on the other hand, chosen to live it in full.
This album is their equal: both intimate and eloquent, virtuous and popular. Moving. Just like the cumplicity that has risen amongst their members, from ball to ball, along Europe's roads. Mazurkas, bourrées or circassian circles appear against the backdrop of the bucolic parks of Lisbon, the landscapes of Southern Italy, the magic of Venice, the strenght of the Azorian volcanoes or the warmth of little cafés in the Arnaud Bernard neighbourhood in Toulouse.
The sublime breath of the diatonic accordion creates a space where the clarinet and the saxophone, sometimes subtle, sometimes mischievous, defy the circular depth of the double bass.
Three strong personalities, those of Marie Constant, Florent Lalet and Rolland Martinez, no doubt, that merge here giving way to a fourth: Trio Loubelya.
(double bass, clarinet)