Yearly Archives : 2023

Moncef Genoud Trio – new album “Small Stories”

Following Introspection, his third solo effort released earlier in 2023, Moncef Genoud returns in trio formation with Small Stories, a collection of tunes of his own composition that he and bandmates Tim Verdesca (bass) and Cyril Regamey (drums) crafted at his Geneva studio. Polished and released by Rollin’ Dice Productions, his trusted Los Angeles-label of 18+ years, the result is a purposely contemporary album, with a sound that oscillates between recent works by Avishai Cohen and Robert Glasper (without the latter’s obvious hip-hop flair), notably on “Zumbador” and “Waltz for Juju,” which repeats as a bonus track in the form of a one-man band edit where Moncef channels his own poly-instrumentalist. Between Verdesca’s skillful electric bass lines, Regamey’s precise yet funky time-keeping, and the Moog synth leads infused by Genoud on select tracks, this version of his trio sounds resolutely hip. A fresh record just in time for a hot summer ahead.

“Introspection,” a new album by Moncef!

Today marks the release of Moncef Genoud’s new album titled “Introspection” in digital format. While the pandemic was paralyzing the music world, Moncef didn’t remain idle. At his chalet in the Swiss Alps, he carried out an “introspection” over this time period where daily life was seemingly interrupted. In September 2022 he celebrated his return to the stage with a solo concert part of the famed Crans-Montana Classics. The album that resulted is the fruit of a deep, intimate reflection on his Covid years. More than ever, Moncef is eager to share his inner world, both intense and melancholic, with his listeners. He remains truthful to his ability to combine his own creations with rearrangements of classic songs. He brilliantly succeeds in this endeavor simply because he doesn’t try to transform or reinterpret these original works. Instead, he shares the emotions and perceptions to which they give rise within him, like a prism decomposes light that goes through it into a spectrum of colors. Following Crans-Montana, Moncef captivated live audiences in Monaco and Geneva with the content of this new record. You can check out snippets of it on the “Music” section of this site and download or stream the full album on all your favorite platforms. Happy listening!