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Moutin Factory Quintet: Mythical River

Read "Mythical River" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Not so long ago, fresh off a two-week tour that stretched along the path of the Mississippi River, the Moutin Factory Quintet took to a Paris studio to record the material that would come to constitute this album. Drawing inspiration from those mythic waters while stylistically keeping a good distance from sounds that emerged from its depths previously, bassist François Moutin and his drumming brother, Louis, put together a program that's bold, bracing, and thought-provoking in nature. ...

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Moutin Factory Quintet: Deep

Read "Deep" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Deep. So very, very, deep. Rarely does a single four-letter word so eloquently and accurately capture the spirit of an album. Everything from the grooves to the compositions to the thought content embedded in each musician's statements can be summed up by that simple-yet-complex title. The Moutin brothers--bassist Francois and drummer Louis--formed the Moutin Factory Quintet back in 2013, expanding on their already established musical ties while giving further credence to the notion that twins share a ...

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Moutin Factory Quintet: Lucky People

Read "Lucky People" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The Moutin brothers bassist François and drummer Louis co-lead their Moutin Factory Quintet on the delightfully engaging Lucky People, their first release with the above group. The intricately crafted tunes deftly interweave individual spontaneous expressions within each thematic framework bringing a stimulatingly dramatic sense to the music. On the darkly simmering “Conflict," pianist Thomas Enhco's polished but passionate bluesy chords and saxophonist Christophe Monniot's wailing luminous sopranino fade in and out of the spotlight and remain integral parts ...


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