P4ctet conceives his music as a film, alternating between written and improvised scenery. P4ctet always try to discover new way to avoid traditional playing habits and challenge themselves to go further, to explore manners to combining written and improvised music, and to multiply possibilities of textures and mixing timbres. This music happens to be a jazz outside of the norm. Four characters always forming a whole, interacting in a dialogue renewed during each session with improvisation and strong listening guiding them.
When these four leap into the unknown, it is honest and without special effects. The motion picture film never goes in circles, always advancing further in the research of new shooting, new risk-taking, and upstreaming.
Paco Andreo : Valve Trombone/Comp. Thibault Gomez : Piano Étienne Renard : Doublebass Élie Martin-Charrière : Drums
Yaoré Talibart, Jeroen Suys : Violon Issey Nadaud : Alto Gauthier Broutin : Cello
First double album Hopper's Tales available now ! With P4ctet and Discorde String Quartet.
Andreo/Van Rechem 17tet
Big ensemble born in the mind of Paco Andreo and Hugo Van Rechem, two young arrangers and composers lacking sleep, A x ?R + 15 is an experimentation with 17 musicians, taking roots as much in the big-band tradition as in the contemporary symphonic music. We could indentify these references in their writing as subtle hommage to Ornette Coleman, Henri Dutilleux or Thomas Adès, to mention just a few.
Paco Andreo : Valve Trombone/Comp. Hugo Van Rechem : Violin/Mandolin/Comp. Jules Jassef/Noé Codjia : Trp Emile Carlioz : Fr Horn Ossian Maccary : Trb Franz Langlois : Tuba Pierre Lapprand : Sop. Sax/Ten Sax Guillaume Guedin : Alto Sax Mel Marquez : Ten Sax/Clar Theo Nguyen : Ten Sax Balthazar Naturel : Bar Sax/Eng Horn Raphael Beuf : Gtr Thibault Gomez : Piano Etienne Renard : Doublebass David Paycha : Perc Élie Martin-Charrière : Drums
Focusyear is a one year immersion program for exceptionally talented jazz musicans at Jazzcampus in Basel, Switzerland. During the course of the year, the band was coached by various masters of the international jazz scene and recorded an album of original music.
Yumi Ito : voc Sergio Wagner : Tp Enrique Oliver : Ten Sax Paco Andreo : Valve Trb Szymon Mika : Gtr Olga Konkova : piano Danny Ziemann : Doublebass Marton Juhasz : Drums
Öden is a french Euphonium/piano duet with spanish roots. In a place between flamenco, impressionism from the twentieth century and jazz, it can be sometimes stormy, sometimes soft, developing a large range of dynamics and relief within this original configuration.
Thibault Gomez : Piano Paco Andreo : Euphonium