Blue Note Mode

March 1, 2024
Jeanfrançois Prins
GAM Records
Producer: Jeanfrançois Prins
Number of discs: 1

Jeanfrançois Prins guitar, voice (on #12), compositions, arrangements, Danny Grissett piano, Jay Anderson bass, E.J. Strickland drums + guests Jeremy Pelt trumpet, Jaleel Shaw alto sax.

The album, entitled “Blue Note Mode”, whose release date in 2024 coincides with the 85th anniversary of the legendary Blue Note label, the centennial of Rudy Van Gelder, and the 65th anniversary of his mythical studio, is a celebration of modern jazz with a heart.

“Composition, arrangement, interpretation: the expressive facets displayed by Jeanfrançois Prins on “Blue Note Mode” are utterly delightful. One could even say that, at the helm of this playful and interactive sextet, he has not only delivered his best album to date, but has also pulled off a real masterstroke.” Pierre Dulieu –