The Moutin Reunion Quartet at Jazz Alley
December 11-12, 2007
Call for reservations: 206-441-9729
KBCS 91.3FM and the Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley present the Moutin Reunion Quartet for two nights, touring in support of their new release Sharp Turns. Band members are Francois Moutin (bass), Pierre de Bethmann (piano), Rick Margitza (saxophones) and Louis Moutin (drums). Set times Tuesday and Wednesday are at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm on Tuesday and 5:30pm on Wednesday.
Touring in support of their new release Sharp Turns, the Moutin Reunion Quartet will be bringing their straight-ahead jazz to Seattle for two nights only! Formed in 1999, twin brothers Louis and Francois Moutin decided to form the quartet in order to perform their original compositions. They had a common desire: to create music expressing the energy of life; full of emotion and spontaneity – a music close to them, to what they intimately feel, inhabited by jazz, spirit, swing and grooves, inviting listeners and musicians to celebrate beauty and imagination.
They are sharing this desire with their two outstandingly skilled partners: the amazingly talented pianist Pierre de Bethmann and the gifted saxophonist Rick Margitza. Not only is Rick a former partner of Miles Davis, he and Pierre can pride themselves on their profoundly creative and extremely successful respective solo careers.
The band was nominated for the French award ‘les Victoires du Jazz 2006” in the category of French Jazz Artist of the Year. François and Louis Moutin have won the prestigious “Prix Django Reinhardt 2005”.
The Moutin Reunion Quartet started 2007 with a US tour in January (Chicago, Minneapolis and New York) and a tour in Europe in February (France and Austria). In April the band was in residence for a week at the Opera National de Lyon and for three days this summer at the Ballard Jazz Festival in Seattle, WA.