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Take Five With Noel Akchote

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Meet Noel Akchote:
Trained from the age of eight, Noel Akchote debuted as a guitarist in 1990. Noel Akochote has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians like Henri Texier
Henri Texier
Henri Texier
b.1945
bass
, Louis Sclavis
Louis Sclavis
Louis Sclavis
b.1953
reeds
, Daniel Humair
Daniel Humair
Daniel Humair
b.1938
, Jacques Thollot, Sam Rivers
Sam Rivers
Sam Rivers
1923 - 2011
sax, tenor
, Derek Bailey
Derek Bailey
Derek Bailey
1932 - 2005
guitar
, Eugene Chadbourne
Eugene Chadbourne
Eugene Chadbourne
b.1954
guitar
, Fred Firth, Evan Parker
Evan Parker
Evan Parker
b.1944
sax, tenor
, Lol Coxhill
Lol Coxhill
b.1932
sax, soprano
, Tim Berne
Tim Berne
Tim Berne
b.1954
saxophone
, and George Lewis
George Lewis
George Lewis
b.1952
trombone
. Later in his career, Akchote began contributing on records by artists like David Grubbs, Lucas Ferrari
Lucas Ferrari
b.1991
piano
, David Sylvian
David Sylvian
David Sylvian
b.1958
vocalist
, J.G Thirwell's band Steroid Maximus, Max Nagl
Max Nagl

saxophone
, Andrew Sharpley, Jean-Francois Pauvros, and Dylan Carlson's Earth. Akchote is the founder of Rectangle Records and is the older brother of French electro artist, Sebastian.

Instrument(s):
Guitar.

Teachers and/or influences?
Philippe Petit, Tal Farlow
Tal Farlow
Tal Farlow
1921 - 1998
guitar
, Philip Catherine
Philip Catherine
Philip Catherine
b.1942
guitar
, Christian Escoude
Christian Escoude
Christian Escoude
b.1947
guitar
, Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell
b.1951
guitar
, John Abercrombie
John Abercrombie
John Abercrombie
b.1944
guitar
, and Rene Thomas
Rene Thomas
b.1927
.

I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
I was eight years old.

Your sound and approach to music:
Guitarist.

Your teaching approach:
Share each student's questions as if they would be mind and think together by playing the questions together.

Your dream band:
Interactive.

Favorite venue:
Pit Inn and Super Deluxe, which are both in Tokyo, and Vienna's Porgy & Bess.

Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
The coming ones.

What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically?
Haven't figured it out yet.

By Day:
Guitarist.

If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:
Guitarist.


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