Imaginist

Released October 14, 2016 - New Focus Recordings / Panoramic Recordings

The Le Boeuf Brothers' most recent project, imaginist, is a collaboration with JACK Quartet, one of New York’s premier string quartets devoted to contemporary classical music.  The album features a collection of longtime collaborators including tenor saxophonist Ben Wendel, bassists Ben Street and Martin Nevin, and drummers Justin Brown and Peter Kronreif.  

Imaginist is structured to unfold like a book – complete with a prologue and epilogue.  The term "imaginist" refers to the early 20th century Russian poetry movement characterized by sequences of arresting images and long chains of metaphors. Their fourth recording, imaginist, is available now on New Focus Recordings/Panoramic Recordings.


In Praise of Shadows

Released September 20, 2011 - Nineteen-Eight Records

The Le Boeuf twins - saxophonist Remy and keyboardist Pascal - announce an ambitious step in their creative development with their new album, In Praise of Shadows. Joined by fellow twenty-somethings Mike Ruby on tenor saxophone, Nir Felder on guitar, Linda Oh on bass, and Henry Cole on drums, as well as the Myth String Quartet, the Le Boeuf brothers have created a work that spans the gulf of modern jazz with indie rock and intelligent electronic music. Read more...

Remy Le Boeuf - Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax
Pascal Le Boeuf - Piano/Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Ruby - Tenor Sax
Linda Oh - Bass
Henry Cole - Drums
Nir Felder - Guitar
Adria Le Boeuf - Ambient Vocals

Myth String Quartet: 
Tallie Brunfelt - Violin
Jeremy Blanden - Violin
Kim Uwate - Viola
Isaac Melamed - Cello


REMIXED

Released April 30, 2013 - Nineteen-Eight Records

A remix is an alternate version of a recording made by rebalancing, recombining or altering individual tracks. The art of remixing is most common in technology-oriented genres such as electronic music, but can certainly be applied to any recorded music, although it seems quite rare in jazz/improvised music. However, there is actually a fertile, underground scene comprised of jazz musicians who are closet DJs. Amongst them are identical twins, the Le Boeuf Brothers, saxophonist/composer Remy and pianist/composer Pascal, whose latest project fuses their New York jazz background with a fresh blend of electronica, trip-hop and drum 'n' bass to create the remix collaboration project, Le Boeuf Brothers Remixed (available April 30 on Nineteen-Eight Records); an intelligent, entertaining, voguish new work, based on their recent album, In Praise of Shadows (Nineteen-Eight Records).  Read more...

Remixes by Remy & Pascal Le Boeuf, David Binney, Tim Lefebvre, "Wolff Parkinson White" (AKA: Jochen Rueckert), Kissy Girls, Lucky Luke & Armand Hirsch


HOUSE WITHOUT A DOOR

Released May 12, 2009 - Le Boeuf Brothers Music

The article below was published in "All About Jazz" by BRUCE LINDSAY on July 21, 2009

"The New York-based brothers play well-crafted original tunes: all 12 of the pieces are written by either Remy or Pascal although, interestingly, none of them are co-compositions. Their style is mainly modern, straight-ahead jazz. While both brothers proclaim influences as disparate as Radiohead and Claude Debussy, these are not so upfront as to detract from the brothers' own styles. Although on some tracks, such as Remy's "Tabula Rasa," classical influences are obvious, most of the album owes more to the Le Boeufs' jazz predecessors than it does to those from other musical genres. 

The brothers' writing and playing is technically skilled, but unlike many other young jazz musicians they also invest both with some genuine emotion and originality. As a result, the entire album has a maturity that is rare in players who are barely into their early twenties. Read More...

Remy Le Boeuf: alto sax, flutes, bass clarinet
Pascal Le Boeuf: piano, Fender Rhodes
Ambrose Akinmusire: trumpet
Marcus Strickland: soprano and tenor saxes
Janelle Reichman: tenor sax
Matt Brewer: bass (3, 4, 6-9, 11,12)
Billy Norris: bass (1, 2, 5, 10)
Clarence Penn: drums (3, 4, 6-9, 11, 12)
Greg Ritchie: drums (1, 2, 5, 10)