Pierre de Bethmann / Yannick Rieu quartet
March 25 – 9h30 pm
Yannick Rieu (sax)
Rémi-Jean Leblanc (bs)
Jim Doxas (dms)
First pianist of the super trio Prysm, who between 1994 and 2001 recorded 4 albums for Blue Note and toured intensely in France and several times in the USA, he then launched the Ilium project from 2001, recorded 7 albums in formulas ranging from 4tet to a medium set of 12 musicians. In 2015, he launched his own label ALEA, dedicated initially to the production of his own projects. He has been teaching at the Department of Jazz and Improvised Music of the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris (CNSMDP) since 2008. Pierre de Bethmann is the recipient of the awards: Grand Jazz Prize of the Charles Cros Academy 2016, Victoires du Jazz 2008 (album of the year), Django Reinhardt Prize 2004 (French musician of the year), Django d’Or 1998 (Prysm, band of the year), First prize of the Contest of La Défense 1994.
Among these many collaborations known here have found : Moutin Reunion, Géraldine Laurent, Olivier Ker Ourio, Stéphane Huchard, Jean-Christophe Béney… and occasionally with many major international soloists such as Eddie Henderson, Dave Liebman, Aldo Romano, Philip Catherine, Riccardo del Fra, Stéphane Belmondo, Stéfano di Battista, Flavio Boltro, Julien Lourau, the singers Meredith d’Ambrosio, Norma Winstone and Sara Lazarus, the Brazilian singer Marcia Maria, and the Québécois singer Térez Montcalm.
Yannick Rieu no longer needs a presentation here – saxophonist to the unprecedented professionnal career in China, and in Europe and his many projects and collaborations, he again emphasizes an unprecedented encounter with one of the great composers and jazz pianists of the french scene Pierre de Bethmann.