Bach Coltrane

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With improvisation as a point of convergence, we couldn’t go past the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and John Coltrane. John Coltrane is the only genuine mystic in the history of jazz. A fabulous encounter between the Quatuor Manfred and Raphaël Imbert!


  • J.S. Bach – Art de la Fugue. 1er Contrepoint et improvisation de R.Imbert
  • J.Coltrane – Crescent (part. 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • J.S. Bach – Concert pour clavier BWV 1056 (Largo et Improvisation)
  • He nevuh said a mumbalin’ word (live)
  • J.S. Bach – Fantaisie BWV 542 sol min /g min /g moll. André Rossi
  • J.S. Bach – Messe BWV 232 si min /h min / h moll Crucifixus
  • J.S. Bach – Art de la fugue, 9° contrepoint. Quatuor Manfredi
  • J. Coltrane – Song of Praise / J.S.Bach – Jesus mein Freund BWV 227
  • J.S. Bach – Cantate “Vergnügte Ruh, belieble Seelenlust” BWV 170
  • Improvisation sur Bach/Coltrane – The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost
  • M. Luther – Mit’ Fried und Freund’ ich fahr dahin
  • J. Coltrane – Reverend King
  • A. Rossi – Choral de Mi
  • J.S. Bach – “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen” BWV 45


Raphaël Imbert Project & Quatuor Manfred
With the special participation of Gérard Lesne, countertenor

Editions Zig-Zag Territoires
Distribution Harmonia Mundi / Outhere France (2016)

Buy the album on FNAC

Bach, Coltrane


Classica-RépertoireChoc Classica

The jazz event of the month!

Fervor confers on this highly ambitious album a musical flair and constructional rigor often lacking in this type of project. […] Here, a spirit that breathes is what is shared by humanity—whether it is a matter of communing with oneself or heavenwards—making possible, and therefore necessary, this “revelation higher than all wisdom”, mentioned by Beethoven in relation to all music.


The success is consummate, whether we’re talking about the purpose, the sound recording, the editing, or, naturally, the music, completely surprising, intense, and extremely lyrical. It all sings, ideas teem over. Here, more than ever, the potentially explosive music of Bach and Coltrane reign sovereign, and radiate.

Franck Médioni