Playing it safe is a concept in which cellist Joan Jeanrenaud has total disinterest. Her deep, varied career reflects a restless creative spirit that most recently manifested itself on Pop-Pop
(Deconet, 2010), her duo album with producer and percussionist PC Muñoz. The disc seamlessly blends cello, classical, electronica, and hip-hop influences. But, perhaps, the most important element is fun, something Jeanrenaud and Muñoz clearly had a lot of when making the disc. Unlike Jeanrenaud's carefully-architected previous albums, Pop-Pop
found her and Muñoz literally making up the album as they went along in the studio. It's a record driven by visceral creative impulses and a desire to capture the duo's collective muse at its most riveting.Anil Prasad
, author of Innerviews
(Abstract Logix, 2010), spoke with Jeanrenaud about her longstanding musical relationship with Muñoz, her even lengthier tenure with Kronos Quartet, and a scoop about that groundbreaking string quartet that will come as great news for fans of this equally innovative and forward-thinking cellist.
Check out Joan Jeanrenaud: The Beat of the Moment
, at All About Jazz today!