TST, Le Tout Sur Le Tout, was founded in January 1994 during the New Jazz Festival On Tour '94, Switzerland.
Through the initiative of Jacques Demierre (piano, keyboard), the group was comprised of Sylvie Courvoisier (piano, keyboard),
Gergely Suto (clarinets), Adrien Kessler (double bass, voice), and Andreas Valvini (drums), who was replaced by Jim Meneses in 1995.
TST is comprised of musicians coming from various backgrounds, jazz, contemporary music, rock. experimental music.
TST's music is based on the listening skills, openness and curiosity of its musicians, combining the power of rock and
the energy of improvised music, experimentation and song, strict writing and free improvisation, electric and acoustic sound.
All the compositions are based on Jacques Demierre's compositions, reworked in collaboration with the musicians.
released December 17, 2021
Jacques Demierre, piano, keyboard
Sylvie Courvoisier, piano, keyboard
Gergely Suto, clarinets, taragot
Adrien Kessler, double bass, voice
Jim Meneses, drums
All compositions by J. Demierre/TST, except Paul et Henriette, by A. Kessler/TST
Cover by Alexandre Simon
Recorded live November 7, 1995 at L’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
Original recording remastered by Andy Kravitz, Studio Four West, Los Angeles California
No one does music quite like Camille and Xavier do. I see their music as being akin to soundtracks for unfilmed movies. In this instance it is a movie about explorers of mountainous terrain, perhaps the terrain of our lives. Merci pour cette musique si intrigante. :-) sumbuk
Another stellar release from this long-lived ensemble. Though the King Crimson influence is obvious & that comparison unavoidable, these guys have made many great recordings that can't be categorized as 'mere copies'. The perfect balance of aggressive riffing and serene soundscapes. Stephen Roberts