“Intensely kinetic.” – Billboard “…carefree and elegant.” – XLR8R “…future funk machine.” – Time Out
(L-R) Leo Tardin and Dom Burkhalter of Grand Pianoramax. Photograph by Mali Lazell.
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“Roulette” (feat. Black Cracker & Karsh Kale) from Smooth Danger by Grand Pianoramax
[VIDEO]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw_MSOwYvSQ (LIVE in Mumbai)
[VIDEO]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr1Z15jKXXc (LIVE at SXSW)
Grand Pianoramax w/ (L-R) Black Cracker & Mike Ladd live in NYC!
May 11th, 2011 at Drom (85 Ave. A btw. 5th and 6th). Click for more info.
About Grand Pianoramax
Grand Pianoramax is the musical project of Montreux Jazz Festival piano solo competition winner, Leo Tardin. Following a major tour with jazz-funk legend Maceo Parker in support of the second Grand Pianoramax record, Tardin has partnered with drum modernist Dom Burkhalter and guests such as internationally reknowned tabla player Karsh Kale, and spoken-word artists Black Cracker (Cocorosie) and Mike Ladd, to complete the most ambitious Grand Pianoramax album to date. Created in Mumbai, Switzerland, Paris, Bristol and the band’s home base of Berlin, Smooth Danger with be released May 3rd, 2011 by the ObliqSound label.
Grand Pianoramax recently appeared at SXSW 2011 where this interview and live performance was shot before heading out on a European tour that has taken Tardin, Burkhalter and Black Cracker to Switzerland, Germany, France and The Netherlands. Joining up with acclaimed rapper and poet Mike Ladd, Grand Pianoramax will return to the States for a special performance on May 11th at Drom in NYC. A southern gig at Café Apache in Atlanta follows on May 14th.
Leo Tardin of Grand Pianoramax is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
(ObliqSound – 5/3/2011)
02. Sleepwalk (feat. Black Cracker & Karsh Kale)
03. Smooth Danger
04. The Queen
08. Domestic Bliss (feat. Mike Ladd)
09. Midnight Morning
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