Liturgy of the Birds
Although Messiaen never worked or showed any interest in the world of jazz, he was famous for his improvisations. This aspect is important for detecting a certain proximity to the paradigms of traditional jazz.
This closeness to nature means that Messiaen’s language becomes a possible path for contemporary jazz. It was this proximity that led Daniel Bernardes to join together a jazz piano trio and a percussion ensemble, in this case Drumming.
In this project, Bernardes launches himself into the challenge of writing music in accordance with Messiaen’s techniques and aesthetics and then mixing this with his contemporary jazz. It is an entirely new experiment, in which he pays tribute to the French master.