1. L’ inexistence.
3. Aguas Marinhas.
4. Un Songe.
5. La Javanaise.
3. L’ inexistence.
4. Inner Urge.
5. Aguas Marinhas.
Cyril Achard - Guitars acoustic and Electric.
Fred Pasqua - Drums
Lilian Bencini - Bass
In Constancia Contans..
The critically acclaimed French jazz trio
led by guitarist Cyril Achard see the release
of their new CD/DVD double pack “Trace”
on January 27th 2008 through Lion Music.
The CD side of the pack sees the trio in
acoustic guise whilst the DVD has some electric
the release Cyril Achard comments, “My
goal was to make a live recording with less
takes as possible, we recorded the audio
CD just by playing each song two times maximum
and no overdubs were done. I wanted something
very fresh and natural. I also wanted to
have a “Trace” of this band
I’ve been playing with for long time.
It’s more about interaction between
musicians than my previous works, there
is more freedom, the themes are shorter
maybe easier for the audience and it’s
a very accessible listen”. On how
the trio works together Cyril states, “I
write the melody, the chords, and think
about the basic arrangements, they bring
their personality, their great playing,
it affects the aesthetic of the songs”.
CD side :
L’ inexistence: Modern
Jazz Acoustic tune, very minor and dark
Arabesque: Modern Jazz
acoustic song, with an Arabian-Spanish mood.
Aguas Marinhas: A bossa
written by a non-Brazilian guy ! The drum
is played with the hands, it gives a percussion
sound to it, the melody is nice and easy.
The solo parts are written on modal chords
Un Songe: Is the kind of
acoustic ballad you like to hear with the
eyes closed. Lot of sections, different
themes, and long improvisations too.
La Javanaise: Personal
arrangement and big re-harmonisation of
the chord over the original melody, I love
Serge Gainsbourgh and all his work.
DVD side :
You find live version of Aguas MArinhas
and l’Inexistence. Plus two personal
arrangements on Miles Davis “Solar”
and Joe Henderson “Inner urge”,
both electric. Then a personal fusion composition,
“Dissidence” played electric
• Cyril Achard is one of France’s most
• Trace is released as a cd/dvd double pack.
• Cyril is available for interview, to
arrange please contact Cyril direct via