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Theo Girard

After surveying scenes from 4 continents with projects as varied as Bratsch, Macha Gharibian, le Bruit du [sign], Sibiel or Volo, Théo Girard releases the first album in his name featuring french trumpet player Antoine Berjeaut and British drummer Seb Rochford (Sons of Kemet, Polar Bear). 30YearsFrom is a project that evokes the first fruits, the first spark, the birth. As Théo Girard explains : « I grew up in a musical environment, my mother was a freelance costume designer for the opera and my father was the founding violinist of Bratsch (a famous French band) and also played in free jazz bands like Alan Silva’s Celestrial Communication Orchestra in the 80s. In the past, Théo Girard was quite used to collective writing. The latest, G!rafe, has been hailed by the famous French musical magazines « Les Inrocks » and « Télérama ». With his trio 30YF, it changes direction. He has refined his approach to his bass and proposes new music written entirely on his favorite instrument to highlight the poetry peculiar to the bassists « whose lines draw long curves serving the panache of the soloist of Jazz, and whose groove can interact with the MC’s flow ». His inspiration comes from Hip Hop, Jazz, but also from the musicians he has called to build this trio. Warm-sounding artists whose metal, breath and skins envelop and rustle the wood of the great lady.

Awards

"Best of french jazz 2017" - Les Inrocks "Revélation" - JazzMagazine "Best of March 2018" - CitizenJazz


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"A groove coming directly from the stomach" - Les Inrocks "Hy-flying trio" - JazzMagazine "A free discussion full of jubilant breaks" - CitizenJazz "Dancing, cut with a blowtorch, in a minimalist profusion" - Mediapart "With this first album under his name, Théo Girard offrs an energetic and surprising music, never boring" - Froggy's delight "Théo Girard knows where he came from, maybe that' why he knows where he is going !" - France Musique
Michael Formanek
bass, acoustic
Charlie Haden
bass, acoustic
Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
The Bad Plus
band/orchestra

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Pensées Rotatives

Discobole Records
2021

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Théo Girard &...

Discobole Records
2019

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Interlude feat. Seb...

Discobole Records
2018

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30YearsFrom feat. Seb...

Discobole Records
2017

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Interlude

From: Interlude feat. Seb Rochford
By Theo Girard

30YearsFrom

From: 30YearsFrom feat. Seb Rochford
By Theo Girard

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