The way trumpeter Pascal Ohsé sees it, R&B, soul, and jazz are "the closest thing we have to a universal musical language." The longtime St. Germain associate also believes it is a language that needs an update once in a while, something his Soel project set out to do from the start. Touring with the jazz and electronica-blending St. Germain meant Ohsé had access to St. Germain leader Ludovic Navarre's enormous collection of vintage vinyl. Digging dusty grooves during the day and playing contemporary, genre-defying music at night influenced the trumpeter to start Soel in 1998. Read more about Soel on Last.fm.