Take Five With Noel Akchote

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Meet Noel Akchote:
Trained from the age of eight, Noel Akchote debuted as a guitarist in 1990. Noel Akochote has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians like Henri Texier, Louis Sclavis, Daniel Humair, Jacques Thollot, Sam Rivers, Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Firth, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Tim Berne, and George Lewis. Later in his career, Akchote began contributing on records by artists like David Grubbs, Lucas Ferrari, David Sylvian, J.G Thirwell's band Steroid Maximus, Max Nagl, Andrew Sharpley, Jean-Francois Pauvros, and Dylan Carlson's Earth. Akchote is the founder of Rectangle Records and is the older brother of French electro artist, Sebastian.


Teachers and/or influences?
Philippe Petit, Tal Farlow, Philip Catherine, Christian Escoude, Bill Frisell, John Abercrombie, and Rene Thomas.

I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
I was eight years old.

Your sound and approach to music:

Your teaching approach:
Share each student's questions as if they would be mind and think together by playing the questions together.

Your dream band:

Favorite venue:
Pit Inn and Super Deluxe, which are both in Tokyo, and Vienna's Porgy & Bess.

Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
The coming ones.

What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically?
Haven't figured it out yet.

By Day:

If I weren't a jazz musician, I would be a:


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