Prysm

[1994 - 2001]

• 3 co-leaders from the very beginning.
• A totally original repertoire, made of compositions by all 3 musicians.
• More than 50 concerts a year in Europe from 1996 to 2000, including numerous major French venues and European Festivals.
• 3 tours in the US and Canada in 1998, 1999, 2000 : New York (Knitting Factory, Bell Atlantic Festival), Festival d'Aspen - Colorado, Los Angeles (Baked Potato), New Orleans (Snug Harbour), Oakland (Yoshi's), Atlanta, Washington, Chicago, Canadian Festivals : Montréal, Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Toronto... Also toured in Japan and in the Middle East.
• 4 albums for Blue Note Records.

[1998 - 1999] - Prysm with James Taylor

1998 : One concert at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, with the Orchestre National de France conducted by Seiji Osawa (Gershwin memorial)
1999 : US tour with symphonic orchestras - 12 concerts, in Dallas, Forth Worth, Phoenix, San Antonio, Atlanta

[2009 - 2011] - Prysm + guests

A recent experience that led Prysm to record another live album at the Opera de Lyon, featuring Rosario Giuliani and Manu Codjia.

Albums

Five cover
Five
2011, Plus Loin
On Tour (Live) cover
On Tour (Live)
2001, Blue Note
Time cover
Time
1999, Blue Note
Second Rhythm cover
Second Rhythm
1998, Blue Note
Prysm cover
Prysm
1995, Blue Note

Upcoming gigs

Previous gigs

Thu 14 June 2012
Sat 16 June 2012
DunkerqueJazz Club
Thu 19 April 2012MarseilleCri du Port
Sat 25 February 2012La Réunion / Saint PaulEspace Lecomte de Lisle
Fri 24 February 2012La Réunion / Saint LeuLe Séchoir
Mon 20 February 2012Ile Maurice /
Fri 17 February 2012Madagascar / Tananarive
Fri 20 January 2012Thionvillel'Adagio
Thu 12 January 2012
Fri 13 January 2012
ParisDuc des Lombards

Musicians

Pierre de Bethmann piano
Christophe Wallemme b
Benjamin Henocq dms

Press

2011
Jazz Japan  //  Import Disc Review

1999
Jazz Magazine  //  Prysm, leurs favorite things
Jazzman  //  Prysm, l'art du brio
So What  //  En avant la musique
Wahsington Post  //  Prysm's Reflections on Ellington
New Orleans Gambit  //  Safe Harbor

1998
La Terrasse  //  Tous pour un, un pour tous
La Tribune  //  Prysm, le trio bien balancé
L'Express  //  Les nouvelles gammes d'un consultant

1996
L'Express  //  Le bonheur est dans le piano

1995
Jazzman  //  Le baptême du feu