Collaborative Project “Three Of A Kind”
Guitar player Michael Valeanu, saxophonist Jon Boutellier and myself recently formed a new band called “Three Of A Kind” (in reference of three French musicians living in New York), which is an intimate trio without drums, a rarity in Jazz. We just released an eponymous album, featuring originals from all three of us, plus two songs from Duke Ellington and Thad Jones. The CD is getting some attention: Apple Music Jazz Current playlist, 4 stars review in Jazz Magazine, broadcasted on Radio France Musique…
A beautiful music clip can be watched in the “Video” section of this website, and you can listen/download the album on Bandcamp
Patreon Page Finally Launched!
Those who have been following me on Instagram know that I give live classes every week about bass and music. I’ve called this series the “Bass Workshop.” Now you will be able to find all the videos of the topics discussed during these classes on my new Patreon page (updated bi-monthly) plus extra content such as PDFs for the exercises, individual classes, teaching videos… It’s been a fun process to put all of these lessons together and I’m glad to be able to share it with you now.
I invite you to go check it out HERE
Solo bass album “Autoportrait” new reviews and concerts
My latest album “Autoportrait,” recorded entirely solo bass, has been gathering some very nice reviews: half page article in France’s #1 newspaper Le Monde, CHOC Jazz Magazine, Jazz News, Bassiste Magazine, DownBeat, New York City Jazz Record, WBGO selection by the great Nate Chinen, Open Jazz on France Musique Radio, Jazz Life and The Walker in Japan…
Following up the release, I’ve started doing concerts with that repertoire and it’s been fun. It’s a very unusual setting, all alone on stage with my double bass. But the audiences have been responding very well and the listening is amazing – maybe the only time they can hear the bass so well. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience!
Feel free to visit my Shop to get a copy of the CD or the sheet music.