With solid experience as an arranger and sideman for a number of groups, it was time for the guitarist to take the step into composition. For this second year of his #JazzDeDemain residency, Antoine Laudière offers his own original repertoire, inspired by the music and playing of New York-based musicians such as Gilad Hekselman, Ben Wendel and Bill Frisell, but also by the many collaborations with musicians he has worked with in recent years.
Together with double bassist Arthur Henn and drummer Gabriel Westphal, the trio is driven by a desire to place melody at the heart of its compositions, without ever turning away from it. This is not a "power trio", but the creation of a true musical alchemy between the three musicians, where roles are never defined.
Created in 2012, the #JazzDeDemain slot has given rise to a series of monthly and bimonthly residencies, enabling young artists to experiment on stage, honing a repertoire, while presenting it to the public. A promising niche where creativity and emulsion know no bounds. #BeCurious!
ANTOINE LAUDIÈRE guitar/composition
ARTHUR HENN double bass
GABRIEL WESTPHAL drums