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
Here we have a sort of merging of progressive math rock, jazz and little bit of space thrown in for good measure. The music is instrumental and is more driving than space music, however. Band is primarily electric in sound with expert electric violin spicing it all up, as well as a plethora of other instrumentation such as accordion, cello, harpsichord, sax and flute. Nickie Harte Kelly