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Hubert Dupont

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

Smart Grid

Label: Ultrabolic
Released: 2018
Track listing: Greed; Eoliane; Helliptic; Wonder; Recondition; Pendulair.

Hubert Dupont Smart Grid

Label: Ultrack
Released: 2018
Track listing: Greed #1 Eoliane #2 Helliptic #3 Wonder #4 Recondition #5 Pendulair #6

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Hubert Dupont: Smart Grid

Read "Smart Grid" reviewed by Don Phipps

Recorded live at the Salle Jacques Brel, in Fontenay-sous-Bois, Paris, France, Hubert Dupont's Smart Grid offers up a complex and challenging set of modern cool, hard bop, and funky jazz. All six of the album's compositions were penned by Dupont, and share an emphasis on angular phrases and odd meters. The result is an engaging affair ...

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Hubert Dupont: Smart Grid

Read "Smart Grid" reviewed by Samuel Stroup

Hubert Dupont's new live album, Smart Grid, finds the seasoned French bassist in good company. With the assistance of saxophonist Denis Guivarc'h, pianist Yvan Robilliard, and drummer Pierre Mangeard, Dupont manages to give the set's six original tunes the utmost life. The exceptional work of the quartet makes itself known in not only their improvisation and ...

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Come Up to the Fender

Read "Come Up to the Fender" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

It's a mixed-bag this fortnight, with two brand new releases by up and comers (Sasha Mashin and Hubert DuPont), a theme album by a Spanish guitar-slinger, and one of many attempts to turn the jazzy music of Steely Dan into full-blown jazz. Pop matters features brief discussions of British odd-ball musicians Brian Eno and Syd Barrett, ...

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Running The Bas(s)es

Read "Running The Bas(s)es" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

In baseball parlance, “touch 'em all" refers to hitting a four-bagger, a home run. In this week's episode, we try to “touch" a whole bunch of wonderful contemporary bassists. The following would make up a pretty darn good all-star team of “bass" runners: John Hébert with Marty Ehrlich, Joshua Abrams, Drew Gress in Free Country, Sean ...

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From Glen Hall and Gil Evans to Charles Lloyd to Martin Kuchen

Read "From Glen Hall and Gil Evans to Charles Lloyd to Martin Kuchen" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Saxophonistically speaking... this episode has an abundance of fine saxophonists lurking throughout, from Glen Hall (with Gil Evans in Gil's last project) to Frenchman Denis Guivarc'h with Hubert Dupont to Jake Wark with Chicago pianist Matt Piet. You want more? David Liebman in No Fast Food, the late Dewey Redman, Matt Nelson with Brandon Lopez, Brad ...

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Hubert Dupont: Smart Grid

Read "Smart Grid" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

French bassist and composer Hubert Dupont has been mixing music and political activism since his Sabil Trio played at the Institute of the Arab World in 2013. That event served as the inspiration for Golan/Al Joulan Vol. 1 (2016) and Golan/Al Joulan Vol. 2 (2017), both on the Ultrabolic label. His blend of Arab music and ...

Golan/Al Joulan Vol. 2

Label: Ultrabolic
Released: 2017
Track listing: Tusi; Accept the Changes; Furatain; Midday Promise.


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