Frances most outstanding Bigband
In his six years existence Le Grotorkèstre never has left France and the Bourgogne. In this period Leader Etienne Roche has formed the most outstanding regional French Bigband. The 30 musicians influenced by Theolonius Monk, Carla Bley and Gil Evans move around from City to village marketplaces and performing better each time on the rooftop stage of their bus. Their adventurous bigband sound, disciplined and chaotic, never lost its authentic flavour and local roots.
was formed in march 94 following a huge desire...
It is great music with little music
and excites like no other ...
It is the story of a bloke made whole with his music,
Its the story of thirty musicians with his ...
" When he left me alone on my sad pavement, I felt a great emptiness in my ear... "
The virtualities of this music are quite breathtaking
Plenty of undescribale lightening,
this expressionist breath impresses us...
The music swells out,
The image becomes rainbow-coloured,
The song is born,
and time is dislocated until the ultimate note so feared...
Tel. +33 4. 188.8.131.52
THIS DOCUMENT AS BEEN MADE THANKS TO ...
Photography P. Petiot /
S. Ramadier. firstname.lastname@example.org
Translation M. Buxton.
Ulrike Verena Heuter
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