The poetic alchemy in his music shows his fascination for new forms - improvisation has to be a game with new rules – as well as unexpected elements of rooted traditions, with an expressive and steady tone. In 2005, he was named as the best Newcomer of 2005 for his bass-solo album Ultraboles. He leads Dupont T, inviting indo-new-yorker sax player Rudresh Mahanthappa, and releases the acclaimed Spider’s Dance in 2007. He leads Golan and Jasmim, two jazz bands with contemporary oriental flavours. He leads VoxXL!, an encounter between Mike Ladd’s spoken word and its traditional Senegalese version : the “tassou”, sung by Ibrahima Diasse. He plays the double-bass in KARTET (since 1990 with Benoit Delbecq, Guillaume Orti & Chander Sardjoe), and electric bass in THÔT, Stephane Payen’s band. He performed and recorded with such jazzmen as Robin Eubanks, Harold Land, Steve Lacy, Glenn Ferris, or Laurent De Wilde, Magic Malik, Hasse Poulsen, Stefano Di Battista, Fabrizio Cassol, Steve Argüelles, Wolfgang Puschnig, Nicolas Genest, Calvin Weston, the Vancouver Improvisers’ Collective... as well as the Parisian underground scene. Out of jazz, he also performed with Fodé Diop Sabar Group (Sabar Ring), with Kamilya Jubran, Nabil Khalidi, Toufic Farroukh, Elie Maalouf, Saeid Shanbehzadeh…
GOLAN, 2016 (Ultrabolic / Ultrack / Muséa) Kartet : Grand Laps, 2014 (Ultrabolic / Songlines / Orkestra) VoxXL, 2014 (Ultrabolic / Ultrack / Muséa) Jasmim, 2013 (Ultrabolic / Ultrack / Muséa) Spiders’ Dance, 2007 (Ultrabolic / Nocturne) Kartet: The Bay Window, 2007 Ultraboles, 2005 (Ultrabolic / Nocturne) Dans le Décor, 1997 Altissimo, 1995
Revelation Bass Magazine 2005
"An exceptional musical pieces. The group improvised tunes mixing jazz, oriental music and modern instrumental techniques. [...] Their passion for rhythms gathered and their willingness and strength of expression, allow them to play and improvise together. This improvisation embodies the powerful creative force to create a common language despite the musical differences between them which are also necessary to create a creative melodic dialogue. "
Palestine News Network - 05/03/16
« Hubert Dupont shows he can function well in the ensemble, or do some deft soloing with sensitivity and technical prowess…[…] Before you know it, you are captivated by its intelligence and energy. »
G. A. Edwards, 2011.