Hervé Celcal

Hervé Celcal

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Hervé Celcal is devoted as a pianist on a very personal acoustic project inspired by the traditional music of Martinique, the bèlè : “Bel Air for Piano”. A franco-anglo-creyol title for a universal project. Within Bèle, which is intimitly linked to drums, Hervé introduces a novelty, his instrument: the piano and all the modern aspects of jazz spirit.

Biography

Hervé Celcal starts learning piano at the age of 7 on his native island Martinique (French, West Indies) and continues his lessons at l’École normale Alfred Cortot in Paris (France). He meets the jazz pianist Bernard Maury, who proposes to join his teaching staff in the school ha has just founded. But Hervé is already on stage doing keyboards for various artists (Oliver N’Goma, Sally Nyolo, Cabo Verde Show, Boy Gé Mendes, Admiral T dont il est le chef d’orchestre live, Dédé St Prix, Tanya St Val, Jacques Higelin…).

Today, Hervé Celcal is devoted as a pianist on a very personal acoustic project inspired by the traditional music of Martinique, the bèlè : “Bel Air for Piano”. A franco-anglo-creyol title for a universal project. Within Bèle, which is intimitly linked to drums, Hervé introduces a novelty, his instrument: the piano and all the modern aspects of jazz spirit.

He also honored different musical forms issued from his typical forms issued from this local culture: biguine, mazurka, chouval bwa, quadrille, creyol waltz.
This already very rich body fusions very well, thanks to the genius of bèlè which recreates jazz, its harmonies, its improvisations, basically : its spirit.

Discography

Hervé Celcal - Bel Air For Piano (April 2013)

Set List

Régie Façade :
1 Console Numérique : Type Midas Pro Serie ou Soundcraft Vi
Ou Console Analogique Midas H3000 ou XL3
1 EQ Graphic 2x31 Bandes: KLARK & TECNIK DN 3600
2 Circuits de Compression : SSL BUS MASTER
3 Tranches Préamp Comp Eq : AVALON VT 737SP
Si console Analogique : 12 circuits de compression type 160 ou dpr402 ou dl241 et
6circuit de Gate type ds201
Processeurs d’effets
1 Fx :Reverb Digital LEXICON 480L
SI CONSOLE ANALOGIQUE : 3 SPX 2000
1 Micro d’ordre : SHURE SM 58
1 Analyseur de spectre : EAW SMART 6
1 Lecteur CD
Régie Retour :
1 Console : MIDAS XL3 OU H3000
3 EQ Graphic 2x31 Bandes: KLARK & TECNIK DN 360
8 Retours : D&B M2
2 Sides Fills : D&B 2C4 TOP + 4C4SUB
Amplification nécessaire pour 8 circuits.
1 Micro d’ordre : SHURE SM 58
*** A Proscrire : EQ Yamaha, et tous périphériques Beringher ***Backline :
Drums Set
1 Batterie Complète DW
1 Grosse Caisse 18 ou 20
2 Caisse Claire 14” (bois et metal)
1 Charlestone 14”
2 Toms 10 et 14 ou 12 et 16
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