Florian Flow Fourlin is a saxophonist from Paris, France. Born in a musical family, Flow started playing the saxophone around age 14. He quickly managed to make a name for himself in the European musical landscape by playing and recording with world-renown artists in various genres such as John Legend, Akua Naru, Andy Allo, China Moses or Blitz The Ambassador to name a few, while studying Jazz at Conservatoire à rayonnement régional (Cergy, France) at the same time.
At only 23 years old, his first solo release ( november 5th ) untitled “The Bird’s Lament” is a genre-bending record displaying great maturity as well as a deep respect for the roots of Jazz. With intricate compositions and burning solos, “The Bird’s Lament” manages to remain a soulful effort and showcase intense interplay between the musicians on every song.
The very emotional “Ashia (Poem)” blends modern harmonies and fierce soloing with a folk-inspired atmosphere, while “Midnight Walk” taps into a darker, heavier sound, featuring a powerful rhythm section. “The Lost Paintings Of Agadir” is a mysterious and hypnotic 3/4 ballad mixing Gospel and Jazz with a guitar-oriented approach, very much influenced by the Radiohead aesthetic.
Overall, while it is rooted in Jazz and tradition, “The Bird’s Lament” demonstrates Fourlin’s ability to seamlessly cross boundaries to create exciting new sounds and landscapes.