Big Four

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Big Four - Jazz Live Act in PARIS

Big Four Short Info

Big Four is a jazz quartet initiated in 2009 by Julien Soro. The singular instrumentation of this quartet with two woodwinds and two percussions (saxophone/sousaphone and vibes/drums) reveals from the first listening a unique band sound and a large set of timbres rarely used in this kind of small music groups.

Julien Soro’s compositions become, in time, a field of collective exploration where spontaneity and rhythm profusion are in the centre of debates. A music both round and angular in which evidence meets paradox. Big Four’s musicians are seeking this space between consciousness and release that would permit them to give motion to the sound. Retouch this childish state where the « game » is omnipresent…

Since the beginning, Big Four has recorded two albums very well received by the press (« CHOC & **** » Jazz magazine, « Discover » Jazz News) and has found a converted public during some intense concerts where the creative force of the quartet can be fully ex- pressed.

In the spring of 2013, Big Four went up a gear by going to New York to record a third album with Tony Malaby as guest, real spearhead of current jazz and improvised music. This « initiatory journey » achieved to bring the musical intention of the quartet a little further : a talking sousaphone that laughs in its mouthpiece; a drum skimming through challenging metrical; vibes installing a soundscape and using most extreme dynamics; a saxophone exploring the limits of sound and improvised language…

Big Four, always ready to refresh your ears, has to be lived in the present !

Big Four is a jazz quartet initiated in 2009 by Julien Soro. The singular instrumentation of this quartet with two woodwinds and two percussions (saxophone/sousaphone and vibes/drums) reveals from the first listening a unique band sound and a large set of timbres rarely used in this kind of small music groups.

Julien Soro’s compositions become, in time, a field of collective exploration where spontaneity and rhythm profusion are in the centre of debates. A music both round and angular in which evidence meets paradox. Big Four’s musicians are seeking this space between consciousness and release that would permit them to give motion to the...

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Past Gigs Big Four

  • 07 | 2015 Les Lilas Le Triton
  • 11 | 2014 Paris Big Four + Yes Is A Pleasant Country @Studio de l'Ermitage
  • 10 | 2014 Nantes Le Pannonica
  • 10 | 2014 Lyon Périscope
  • 10 | 2014 Paris Festival Son Libre @La Java
  • 10 | 2014 Bordeaux Le Caillou
  • 09 | 2014 Caen Festival Pan!
  • 07 | 2014 Bolzano Südtirol Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Marseille U-percut
  • 05 | 2014 Montreuil Concert au 21
  • 05 | 2014 Lambesc Festi'Bam
  • 04 | 2014 Magny le Hongre File7
  • 03 | 2014 Paris Cité Universitaire Internationale
  • 03 | 2014 Toulouse Le Mandala
  • 03 | 2014 Tarbes Celtic Pub
  • 01 | 2014 Paris Péniche L'Improviste
  • 01 | 2014 Paris L'Age d'Or
  • 07 | 2013 Rouen Les Terrasses du Jeudi
  • 06 | 2013 Paris Studio de l'Ermitage
  • 03 | 2013 Ivry sur Seine Conservatoire
  • 03 | 2013 Paris L'Age d'Or
  • 02 | 2013 Paris Sunset Jazz Club
  • 11 | 2012 Paris Jazz Act
  • 08 | 2012 La Tour d'Aigues Jazz à la Tour
  • 03 | 2012 Paris Jazz sur le Vif - Radio France
  • 02 | 2012 Paris L'Age d'Or
  • 01 | 2012 Le Châtelet AREMC
  • 01 | 2012 Paris Studio de l'Ermitage
  • 01 | 2012 Paris Cité Universitaire Internationale
  • 12 | 2011 Paris Cave du 38 Riv'
  • 10 | 2011 Paris Olympic Café
  • 09 | 2011 Paris Sunset Jazz Club - ALBUM RELEASE
  • 07 | 2011 Paris Paris Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2011 Sury les Bois Chevaise
  • 06 | 2011 Paris Olympic Café
  • 05 | 2011 Marly Marly Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2011 Marseille Café Julien
  • 04 | 2011 Paris La Centrale
  • 03 | 2011 Saoû Jazz à Saoû
  • 03 | 2011 Montpeliier Studio Lakanal
  • 03 | 2011 Vitrolles Le Moulin à Jazz
  • 02 | 2011 Paris Studio de l'Ermitage
  • 01 | 2011 Paris Cave du 38 Riv'
  • 12 | 2010 Paris Olympic Café
  • 11 | 2010 Malakoff La Fabrica'sons
  • 09 | 2010 Paris Cave du 38 Riv'
  • 07 | 2010 Orléans L'Atelier
  • 07 | 2010 St Pierre les Etieux "Touzazimuts" Festival
  • 06 | 2010 Paris Studio de l'Ermitage
  • 05 | 2010 Paris Sunside Jazz Club
  • 04 | 2010 Paris "A Jazz Week" Festival
  • 04 | 2010 Paris Olympic Café
  • 03 | 2010 Paris Caves du 38 Riv'
  • 02 | 2010 Paris Showroom Selmer
  • 01 | 2010 Paris Cave du 38 Riv'
  • 12 | 2009 Paris Olympic Café

Discography Big Four

  • 2014 Mind The Gap Album | Autoproduction
  • 2011 Nos Sons Unis Album | Autoproduction
  • 2009 Big Four Album | Autoproduction

Media

  • Sound Boule De Neige
  • Sound Mind The Gap - Hymne aux lu...
  • Sound Mind The Gap - Only Two
  • Video Big Four @ Radio France - D...
  • Video Big Four @ RadioFrance - Af...
  • Video Big Four @ Radio France - H...

Origin

  • PARIS FR

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Julien Soro Saxophonist - Composition
  • Stephan Caracci Vibraphonist
  • Fabien Debellefontaine Sousaphonist
  • Rafaël Koerner Drummer

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