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I wrote a review of “Alba Lux”, this quartet’s first album, in December 2008 in which I had expressed the joy I experienced in rediscovering the same feelings I had had 25 years earlier when first listening to Marc Ducret, Malo Vallois and Serge Lazarevitch. Three years on, I find this music has matured, ripened and taken distance from its influences, and has become solidly founded on writing of a poetic sense, incontestably unique.
After Alba Lux in 2008, Tam de Villiers Quartet reiterates the experience with Motion Unfolding. The quartet has matured incontestably its music, and the guitarist and composer puts to good use all his apprenticeship done during his diverse experiences spun out in the clubs of Paris, from the smallest, little-known and often ephemeral, to the grander jazz venues of the capital.
After “Alba Lux” released in late 2008, here is the second album of this young British guitarist living in France for almost 10 years. With a rich experience gained over many collaborations, he delivers us a powerful music, rooted in the influences of his time, thanks to an astonishing maturity in his writing.