Claude Diallo (piano), Massimo Buonanno (drums), Laurent Salzard (e-bass)
Claude Diallo Situation live at Taipei International Jazz Festival, Taiwan, July 10 2010
Claude Diallo Situation live at ART TV
at Kaufleuten, January 31 2012
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Spring is Back and So am I, July 3 2010 from the CD, Live at No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia featuring Julian Chan on alto sax
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Extracts of the CD Review NOW THEN, by Terrell Holmes, The New York City Jazz Record:
«Pianist and composer Claude Diallo displays a striking array of talents on his new release, Now Then. His trio, the Situation, plays with a refreshing cohesiveness and dynamism and Diallo leads the way with his robust technique, cleverness and palpable sense of joy.»
«the Situation is at its best»
«The band really stretches out, playing with its greatest fluidity and opulence»
Extracts of a concert review by Michael Hasler, St. Galler Tagblatt, Switzerland
«Await some modern, beautiful and creative original compositions played by a band that enjoys every second of their performance at high energy»
«What the three succeeded to do at the Tonhalle that evening, was musically something of the most precious, that young Jazz musicians from Eastern Switzerland brought to the scene within the last 10 to 15 years...»
Since their first CD release «Traveling with Music» in 2008, the band produced 4 additional recordings and 1 DVD. Their newest album «Motion in Progress» features Swiss soul star «Seven» and appeared internationally in collaboration with the Swiss Jazz label «Unit Records» in March 2013.
Following several successful tours in Switzerland and throughout Europe, the trio was invited to perform in Asia. With concerts in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, the trio delighted fans, highlighting their tours with performances at the «Taipei International Jazz Festival», «Ikebukuro Jazz Festival» in Tokyo, «New Vision Festival» in Hong Kong and a special invitation concert for Swiss President Doris Leuthard in Singapore. Furthermore «Claude Diallo Situation, Live at No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia» was released through the label «No Black Tie Records» in 2011 and features Malayan alto sax player Julian Chan.
In 2010, the three young European musicians were given the honor to tour Switzerland and France with tenor sax legend Andy Mc Ghee (legendary performer with giants such as Lionel Hampton and Woody Hermann) and in 2012 the band was chosen «Best Jazz Band» among 12 jazz groups from Switzerland that participated in the «Kind of Jazz Award» series at the legendary «Kaufleuten Club» in Zurich, Switzerland.
The trio has also been privileged to record with Canadian singer Denzal Sinclaire among other great musicians. The Claude Diallo Situation has achieved a high, and reputable performance standard, thrilling audiences worldwide.
Claude Diallo Situation has performed in some of the the most prestigious venues and festivals around the globe, including:
Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland / Festival Da Jazz, St. Moritz, Switzerland / Jazz Parade, Fribourg, Switzerland / L.I.C. Jazz Festival, New York, USA / Ikebukuro Jazz Festival, Tokyo, Japan / New Vision Festival, Music Beyond Borders, Hong Kong / Taipei International Jazz Festival, Taiwan
OTHER CONCERT VENUES:
55 Bar, New York, USA
Blues Alley, Washington D.C., USA
Tonhalle St. Gallen, Switzerland
Moods Jazz Club, Zürich, Switzerland
Duc des Lombards, Paris, France
Jazz Club Hannover, Germany
Inoui Jazz Club, Louxembourg
JZ Club, Shanghai, China
No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marsalis Bar, Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan