Toulouse. Lola May and the Impromptuous Mix their Universes
After the restrictions due to the health crisis, it is in Toulouse that the Tarn singer Lola May will bounce back on November 30, by mixing her jazzy tunes with the classical music of the string quartet Les Impromptueux.
It is in Asia, where she lived for 10 years, that Lola May openly opened up to all the music of the world. “I worked with a New York drummer, a Portuguese guitarist…”, influences which led the young Tarnaise to develop a mixed voice of jazz and drunk which belongs only to her. Back from Asia, she left her native Lavaur to settle in Aguts, near Puylaurens, which is today the rear base of the Big pheel crew collective. It was in this context that she met Camille Antona, first violin of the Les Impromptueux string quartet, just before the health crisis. The idea of mixing Johann Sebastian Bach with his jazzy voice on old hits arises. Camille Suffran, 2nd violin, Clémence Phan-Garrigue on viola and Estelle Besingrand on cello enter the dance on Toxic, by Britney Spears. A few arrangements later, decision is made to develop the experience on other songs to hold a full concert. Not very easy to work, then, because confinements follow confinements, and artists are those who pay among the heaviest prices for health security. But a few weekends in residence to pass the obstacle brilliantly, as you can see during the concert of Lola May and the Impromptuously on Tuesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m., at Connexion, 8 rue Gabriel-Péri in Toulouse. Among the covers revisited in a jazzy-classic sauce, an astonishing version of It’s a man’s world, by James Brown, or even standards by Moriarty, by Ariana Grande. To be enjoyed without moderation.
Note that, for 2022, Lola is working with Sweet Mayhem, another group, on a more “vintage” pop project. The quintet should lift the veil on its work in June, at the Jardin des Martels in Giroussens. But already, we can tell you that it smells good.