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Donkey Monkey

Paris, France

Two very independent and creative spirits come together in this duo of French pianist Eve Risser and Japanese drummer Yuko Oshima. The donkey monkey is an unpredictable, mischief making creature that sometimes breaks into song and likes to subvert jazz convention, and its especially fond of stride piano grooves and big beats from the Japanese rock scene. Over the last six years, Risser and Oshima have developed an idiosyncratic style that suits their unusual piano/drums set up, recognised at the 2008 La Defense Competition, and this year sees them release a follow up to Ouature, their 2007 debut for Swedish independent label Umlaut.