Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier
""Feldman and Courvoisier practice a special kind of precision of detail. It’s a level of precision rarely approached in improvised music..." - Point of Departure (Issue 28), Stuart Broomer, USA, 6 April 2010"
"Due to the closely interrelated interaction constitutive of a piano trio, the music is driven by a surprisingly stark rhythmic density, without falling into manifold routines or clichés. -Hennign Bolte, All About Jazz"
"Lonelyville may be Courvoisier's strongest work yet as a bandleader in a discography that has included compelling trios, solo albums as well as duets with percussionists and other pianists. It's tempting to call it a crowning achievement. It's much more satisfying, however, to realize that there is, no doubt, much more where this came from. - Kurt Gottschalk, All About Jazz"
Signs and Epigrams
"What makes Signs and Epigrams compelling for intrepid listeners is the density of Courvoisier's constructions, the audacious ways she exploits her materials, and the utter ferocity of her performances. - Blair Sanderson, AllMusic"
Every So Often
Sylvie Courvoisier & Ellery Eskelin
"While this is indeed fully improvised music, the duo is dedicated to euphonic sound. The music is never discordant as the two blend the sometimes slippery blues of Eskelin against the proper European chamber notes of Courvoisier. Her admirable band-in-a-box approach to all parts of her piano, heard on the title track, finds her knocking on wood, plucking insides, mining the utmost from the waves of energy she creates through the palpable feeling. Eskelin comments, responds, and works the edges of her energy. Later on the more direct "Accidentals," both players step up to the front line, bouncing whole notes off each other. But mostly the music tends toward a more courteous and sympathetic tone, making it possible to hear both musicians with full clarity of sound. -Mark Corroto, All About Jazz"
Sylvie Courvoisier & Jacques Demierre
"Proceeds raised from sales of "Hoodoos" will go toward the Bail Project, an organization suggested by Sylvie (bailproject.org). "The Bail Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system ‒ one person at a time."
Time Gone Out
Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman
"The tour de force title track, at almost twenty minutes, is a world unto itself, with beautiful, charged musical fragments entering and receding, and enough room for each musician to develop ideas both independently and mutually, being governed all the while by the piece's central logic. Its use of space is especially noteworthy, allowing Courvoisier and Feldman to take full advantage of its expansive duration in presenting their ideas. And "Not a Song, Other Songs" may be even better, with a somewhat menacing undercurrent to the music provided by Courvoisier's thunderous chordal attacks and Feldman's ecstatic surges. - Troy Dostert, All About Jazz"
Searching for the Disappeared Hour
Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson
""Courvoisier and Halvorson reach across the specifics of their approach to celebrate a mutuality of taste: of melodic shapes, of rhythmic structures, of harmonic color. The most pleasurable moments, though, come not when they’re reaching forward, but when they’re touching back—Courvoisier quoting Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata in “Golden Proportion,” Halvorson playing off “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” at the top of “Faceless Smears”—because it reminds us that, however radical their approach, these two are very much part of an ongoing tradition." -J.D Considine, JazzTimes"