Sessions 2000 is the fourteenth studio album by French electronic musician and composer Jean-Michel Jarre, released on Disques Dreyfus and distributed by Sony Music in 2002. It was released in the U.S. in early 2003.
|Studio album by|
|Genre||Electronica, jazz, lounge, ambient, minimalist, experimental|
|Producer||Jean Michel Jarre|
|Jean-Michel Jarre chronology|
The album was partly created so he could be free from his contract with Sony Music and FDM. Therefore, it is not so commercially minded. The style is ambient, lounge, chill-out and jazz and the recordings are made from jam sessions along with Francis Rimbert. After 2000's Métamorphoses, Jarre somewhat returned to his usual formula with this album, with it consisting of six mostly long, instrumental tracks (like Oxygène), although this time there are short breaks between the tracks, and the track titles are different dates spread over a year (presumably the year 2000, given the album's title), instead of the tracks being indicated as "parts". Some synthesizer workstations, most notably the Roland XP-80, was heavily used. Some of the sounds in this album were used earlier on Interior Music released in 2001.
The CD does not come with an actual booklet. The album cover is just printed on cardboard, with the track listing and credits on the back side.
All tracks are written by Jean-Michel Jarre.
|2.||"March 23 (Note: This track was named "Space of Freedom" on Jarre's sleeve notes for Essentials & Rarities)"||8:02|