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French Jazz-Core Trio "Toc" Release "Air Bump" With The Compulsive Brass


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After the release of Le Gorille (2009), Dance (2012), Haircut (2014) and Qeqertarsuatsiaat (2016), Toc has incorporated sounds of the bayou, the French Quarter and brass bands into their latest, Air Bump.

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Christian Pruvost: trumpet
Sakina Abdou: alto and soprano saxophone
Jean-Baptiste Rubin: baritone and tenor saxophone
Maxime Morel: tuba and trombone
Jeremie Ternoy: Fender Rhodes, piano bass
Maciej Garbowski - Ivann Cruz Quartet: guitar
Peter Orins: drums

Recorded on March 9 and 10- 2016 at la malterie (Lille).

Toc & The Compulsive Brass, and its recording Air Bump, is a project that began with the idea of the early jazz music from New Orleans. Fascinated by the writing and the energy of musicians like Jelly Roll Morton or Kid Ory, the members of Toc wanted to combine those sounds with their music. It’s not about re-creating old pieces, but using that material to make new music.

About the musicians

Jérémie Ternoy is a French pianist. He leads his own trio from 2000 with Nicolas Mahieux on double-bass and Charles Duytschaever on drums (three CDs). From 2010 he works a lot with drummer Jacques Mahieux (a CD with Geraldine Laurent, Olivier Benoit and Nicolas Mahieux), vocalist Kristof Hiriart, clarinetist Sylvain Kassap (a quartet with Claude Tchamitchian and Hamid Drake), guitarist Gérard Marais (quartet with Henri Texier and Christophe Marguet). Between 2012 and 2015, Jérémie Ternoy is the keyboard player of legendary band Magma leaded by drummer Christian Vander.

Ivann Cruz is a French guitarist, member of the Muzzix collective based in Lille. Taking part of various project of the collective such as La Pieuvre (improvisation big band conducted by Olivier Benoit), Arsis, Trading Litany, he also works and write for musical theatre. He played with lots of musicians: Maciej Garbowski, Jean-François Canape, Philippe Deschepper, Jean-Marc Montera, Edward Perraud, Fred Van Hove…

Peter Orins is a French drummer, one of the founder of the Muzzix collective. Playing in various jazz bands in Lille from the early 90’s, he developed over the years his play in experimental and improvised music projects. In 2010 he founded the quartet Kaze with Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost that released three CDs and made several tours in Europe, US, Canada, Japan or Australia. He plays now with a lot of musicians inside or outside the Muzzix collective : Sophie Agnel, Didier Lasserre, Maciej Garbowski, Jarry Singla, Didier Aschour, …

Christian Pruvost is a French trumpet player from Muzzix collective. He played his solo in the US, Australia, Europe… He collaborates with many musicians: Axel Dörner, Thierry Madiot, Otomo Yoshihide, Sean Baxter, Anthony Pateras, Jérôme Noetinger, John Edwards, Daunik Lazro…

About the band

Toc is French jazz-core trio founded in 2008 with Jérémie Ternoy on Fender Rhodes, Ivann Cruz on guitar, and Peter Orins on drums. Playing the density and the organic, daring the trance in a joyful and catchy tension, Toc provides energetic improvised music. Noise, post-rock, psychedelic, experimental pop or jazz hardcore, difficult to classify the music of this trio as it blurs the tracks and tries to take us where we did not expect.

Toc plays regularly in throughout Europe (primarily in France), and has released three CDs: Le Gorille (Circum-Disc, 2008), You Can Dance (If You Want) (Circum-Disc, 2011) and Haircut (Circum-Disc/Tandori Records/Besides Records, 2014).

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