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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 ...

Jericho Sinfonia

Label: Ayler Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Veni Veni Emmanuel; Pré-Hymne; Hymne 1 - Fil Rouge 1; Paix Nombres; Hymne 2 - Fil Rouge; Sonne, Heure!; Hymne 3; Fil Rouge 3; Ultime Atome; Dans Cité.

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Christophe Monniot & Le Grand Orchestre du Tricot: Jericho Sinfonia

Read "Jericho Sinfonia" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Prize-winning French composer / saxophonist Christophe Monniot and Le Grande Orchestra du Tricot impart the element of surprise on this rapidly moving endeavor that includes spoken word dialogues at various intervals throughout the program. However, all the text is presented in French on the CD package, and the same is true for the spoken word narratives. ...

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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 ...

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Roberto Negro

Read "Roberto Negro" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Il tratto principale della mia musica. Dare fondo, senso e forma alle composizioni, scritte ed improvvisate. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me. L'amore. Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice. Quando ho scoperto la “Sagra della Primavera" di Igor Stravinsky. Sono stato ...

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Roberto Negro Trio invite Christophe Monniot: Luna di Wuxi - L'opéra

Read "Luna di Wuxi - L'opéra" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Ci si chiede a volte quale sia il grado di consapevolezza che spinge un giovane musicista nell'arena del jazz e della musica improvvisata; quale sia il suo disegno estetico (sempre che ne abbia uno), quali le sue aspettative di riconoscimento. Vien da dire che, oltrepassando ogni impasse, l'atteggiamento migliore possa essere quello dell'entusiasmo incondizionato ...

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European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases

Read "European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Budapest Music Center European Jazz Conference Hungarian Showcases Budapest, Hungary September, 24-27, 2015 The European Jazz Conference is a step forward for pan-European cooperation and collaboration. What was formerly the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), became the European Jazz Conference from 2014. It is now also opened to ...

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Moutin Factory Quintet: Lucky People

Read "Lucky People" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

I gemelli François e Louis Moutin dividono il tempo e le loro attività musicali tra la Francia e New York, dove François risiede. Dopo aver guidato per anni il Moutin Reunion Quartet con Rick Margitza e Pierre De Bethmann, nel 2013 hanno assemblato il Moutin Factory Quintet insieme al sassofonista Christophe Monniot, al chitarrista Manu Codjia ...

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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 ...


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