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Matthieu Marthouret


This musician, passionate about art in all its guises, an inspired and generous composer, dedicates much of his time to studying the language and the history of music in general, from classical to rock, to folk and more... These musical styles have always been part of his life and he considers them closely tied to each other. Along with his role as lead musician, he regularly plays with many different musicians, accompanying them at the organ or piano, for both regular and one-off sessions. Together, they play both original repertoires and cover versions, the keywords being "exchange" and "openness". He is without a shadow of a doubt one of the instrumentalists, composers and leader to keep an eye on in the future... Matthieu, a pianist, organ player and composer, was born in Grenoble in the French Alps, in the same year as the release of The Wall and Off the Wall, two albums that have left their mark on the history of music. His musical journey started in the Rhone-Alpes region at the beginning of the 21st century, later taking him to Lyon, New York and finally Paris, where he currently resides. He set up his first quartet with his older brother Guillaume, saxophonist, inspired by hard-bop and the Blue Note Records of the 60s, and quickly started playing with some of the best musicians of the region. At the same time, he studied for three years at the Chambéry conservatory, and graduated from there in 2001. He moved to Lyon in 2000 and created the group Talkin'About recording two albums with them: Reg (2001) and Connections (2005)



Label: We See Music Records
Released: 2016


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Label: We See Music Records
Released: 2016
Duration: 04:29


Article: Album Review

Bounce Trio: Contrasts

Read "Contrasts" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

At the heart of things, the Bounce Trio's Contrasts is a set of good time organ jazz, coming out of the tradition of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, three organists who emerged in the 50s and 60s, riding a highly engaging urban soul jazz wave. But in a genre that seems more resistant to ...


Small Streams...Big Rivers

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: This Guy's In Love With You; Star Animal; Years; Tropicalia; Prelude En Ut Mineur; Bounce Four; Joe; Visions; Six For Bill; Bounce Neuf.


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Label: Self Produced
Released: 0
Duration: 2:45


Article: Album Review

Matthieu Marthouret Bounce Trio: Small Streams...Big Rivers

Read "Small Streams...Big Rivers" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Grenoble-born keyboardist Matthieu Marthouret started playing the Hammond organ as a way of covering for bass players' absence from rehearsals. It became one of his favorite instruments, leading to the formation of the Matthieu Marthouret Organ Quartet in 2007 and then to the establishment of the Bounce Trio. Small Streams...Big Rivers is the first album from ...



Label: Double Moon Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Spring Bossa; 564; Kairos; bends; Prelude; Upbeats; The Tree In The Backyard; The wWeird Monk; Inconstant Loop.

Article: Album Review

Matthieu Marthouret: Upbeats

Read "Upbeats" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Giunge alla seconda prova discografica l'Organ Quartet di Matthieu Marthouret: Upbeats, uscito da poco per la Double Moon Records, continua il percorso cominciato nel 2009 con Playground. Il pianista francese, nativo di Grenoble, ma ormai parigino a tutti gli effetti, dove risiede da qualche anno, è innegabilmente attratto dal soul jazz, tipico degli anni d'oro della ...


Article: Album Review

Matthieu Marthouret Organ Quartet: Upbeats

Read "Upbeats" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Necessity is not only the mother of invention, but also of direction. French pianist Matthieu Marthouret initially took on the task of mastering the organ because of problems finding bass players for rehearsals, but he found his own voice on the instrument and discovered a world of possibilities in the process. The debut album from his ...


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