Xavier Belin and Baptiste Poulin at Baiser Salé
with former pianist student XAVIER BELIN, 2015 IMEP
et BAPTISTE POULIN sax alto
The duo Crossing, born from the encounter between saxophonist Baptiste Poulin and pianist Xavier Belin, has been influenced by many legendary duos such as Kenny Barron and Stan Getz, Lee Konitz and Martial Solal, or Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman. Through a varied repertoire of standards and creations, Crossing takes us on a musical journey where interaction, listening and creativity are at the heart of their play.
Crossing can be translated as crossing, the crossing of two roads or two ideas. The result of a crossing is always something new. Crossing is the meeting between Xavier’s highly syncopated, motivating and stable playing and Baptiste’s virtuoso, lyrical and moving playing. The crossing between the warm timbre of the saxophone and the round and percussive sound of the piano. he crossbreeding between the green memories of the Burgundy countryside and those of the bright, flowery landscapes of Martinique.