After a successful tour in 2018 throughout France, Charles Pasi returns on stage in 2019!
It is a piano that draws here the first visions. A voice tells that it comes from concrete, avenues, crowded or deserted sidewalks, shadows and lonely trees. The city. Towns. A harmonica, all restraint, then a rhythm section progress in the heart of the streets, souls. Ambulation which owes as much to the memories as to an observation and a state: City-dweller, witness, man, musician, Charles Pasi walks, paces, advance, on the bitumen and in his head. “From The City” is the first song of “Bricks”, his latest album. It is a door that opens on something sensitive and important, it is an environment that acts as an identity card. It is a subtle blend of sweetness and melancholy, lucidity and duality, a way to give a lot without making tons. Blues, soul, pop, input, we do not know, we do not know anymore and we understand that labels have no importance here. That’s not the problem, it was never the problem. Must we absolutely define one thing to give ourselves the right to love it? He quotes Duke Ellington smiling: “There are only two styles of music: good music and bad music”. As he is right.
In fact, if you think about it, Charles Pasi does not record a record, no, he simply continues writing his diary. The intimacy of the world of course, his navel being, always, only a starting point, never a finality. Permeable, sensitive, unable to look away, a lucidity pegged to the body, which he might even sometimes wish to forget, Charles Pasi has this rare thing in this troubled time: a look without judgment. A fragile balance poem that tells this world both beautiful and scary, huge and tiny, past and future, adorable and burnt. That’s “Bricks”. To discover on stage.