Gaël Faye, Ben Mazué and Grand Corps Malade: three concerts for a triumph at Pleyel

During three evenings at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Gaël Faye, Ben Mazué and Grand Corps Malade presented their joint album, "Ephémère".

Gaël Faye, Ben Mazué and Grand Corps Malade: three concerts for a triumph at Pleyel

During three evenings at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, Gaël Faye, Ben Mazué and Grand Corps Malade presented their joint album, "Ephémère".

It is one of those concerts that mark, upset, federate. That of Gaël Faye, Ben Mazué and Grand Corps Malade is definitely one of those. For three evenings, from Friday March 10 to Sunday March 12, the trio performed in a boiling Salle Pleyel, on the occasion of their album, Ephémère, released last September. A three-way adventure that begins in Saint-Rémy de Provence, in the La Fabrique studio, where the three artists and their teams spent eight days and created the seven songs of their joint album. It is also with this stay that the concert of Gaël Faye, Ben Mazué and Grand Corps Malade opens, in a mini-film broadcast on a giant screen before they go on stage.

If these three artists have however very different universes, between them, the alchemy takes. The jokes, good kid, keep coming. Their friendship is a pleasure to see and the public is conquered. To extend the duration of the concert, everyone sings songs from their own repertoire, with the delighted spectators in chorus, knowing both the trio and solo titles. Pieces from the Ephémère album, such as On a pris le temps, or Tailler la route, are therefore interspersed with Mesdames by Grand Corps Malade, When I walk by Ben Mazué or the supercharged Boomer by Gaël Faye, dancing in the pit while his friends let spectators come on stage.

The public braved the strikes to go to Paris to applaud the three artists during one of these three dates, the only ones. The only possible catch-up: the concert filmed live at the Salle Pleyel will be broadcast on Thursday March 16 in more than 200 venues in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

Gaël Faye, Ben Mazué and Grand Corps Malade are carried by an unleashed public, but also by their respective musicians, gathered for the occasion. We find Guillaume Poncelet, the "discreet genius" of Ben Mazué and Gaël Faye, but also Mosimann, remarkable alongside Grand Corps Malade on his last tour. With them, a brass section, a drummer, a guitarist, a pianist. The show continues for more than two hours.

For the song Qui a kidnappé Benjamin Biolay?, the drawings of Charlotte Mo, who designed the cover of the disc, come to life thanks to the videographer Pierre Nouvel, Gaël Faye, Ben Mazué and Grand Corps Malade interpreting their song in the style of a dubbing scene, their text scrolling across the screen. The chemistry works, between them, as with the public. Who hopes Ephemeral isn't really.

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