Etienne Pelosoff (Black Jazz)

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By Thomas Semioli

“I asked myself: how would a collaboration between Miles Davis and Metallica sound like? Who said you can’t head bang on jazz?” – Etienne Pelosoff

An innovative multi-instrumentalist, composer, collaborator, journalist, among other endeavors – bassist Etienne Pelosoff takes a decidedly unconventional approach to the black metal / thrash artform – incorporating a jazz aesthetic not usually associated which the genre. Pelosoff, to my ears, evokes a balance of the free jazz and soul jazz methodology – outlining the “changes” with a combination of deep pocket grooves punctuated by “dissonant” note choices which bring out the colors of the composition.

Dig Etienne on his rendition of “So What” https://youtu.be/2LGJ-qf4PxA

Dig Etienne on “Tritone Labyrnith” from Trve Black Metal Jazz https://youtu.be/zwhfgYqjjGI

Dig Etienne’s soundtrack work for “Art of Chare” https://youtu.be/yjn29OuA9ug

Why choose brutality or jazz when you can have both? Stay “trve,” stay jazz. – Etienne Pelosoff

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