Portrait in Slides is a neo-classical jazz album. At 5 years old, one of the album Alice remembers listening to is Keith Jarrett‘s masterpiece Facing you. It took years to be able to free himself from an influence that he did not know how to use. Other heroes came to live in Alice’s mind and heart. And luckily Alice was able to build his own direction. It took a global pandemic to finally find a path to answer this major influence that was Facing you. Bitonality, challenge of structure, lyricism, all concepts dear to Alice that you might be able to spot when listening to Portait in slides.
The notion of portait was also interesting to Alice. It is the idea of the past, the idea of a “stopped-in-time”. There is a question of perception asked. There is a in jazz the notion of performance allowing an unfiltered emotion.