Imperial Quartet

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Imperial Quartet - Jazz Live Act in Montpellier

Imperial Quartet Short Info

Imperial Quartet is the gathering of four improvisational musicians that have been accomplices for many years. The project came to light in the beginning of 2010.
Based on a supple, generous, solid and on-alert upright bass/electric bass and drum rhythm, the band leans on the singularity of the undeniable coexistence that has united the saxophone players for over 10 years. Between the two of them, they share familie of saxophones from sopranino to bass, developing an original and unexpected sound pallate. This uncommon variety of pitches allows the exploration of new musical territory through the compositions proposed by the ensemble.
The search for organic material, also inspired by traditional music, trance music and that somewhat "dirty" rock energy, serve as a rhythmic pool to their aerial melodies and other theatrics. The improvisational aspect has a fundamental place in this quartet's music. When it comes from the compositions as well as in itself. Imperial Quartet is a formation that is simple in its constitution (a quartet without polyphonic instruments), rich in its possible orchestral combinations, essential in its wish to communicate, be it in the exchange between musicians or in sharing with the audience.

Imperial Quartet is the gathering of four improvisational musicians that have been accomplices for many years. The project came to light in the beginning of 2010.
Based on a supple, generous, solid and on-alert upright bass/electric bass and drum rhythm, the band leans on the singularity of the undeniable coexistence that has united the saxophone players for over 10 years. Between the two of them, they share familie of saxophones from sopranino to bass, developing an original and unexpected sound pallate. This uncommon variety of pitches allows the exploration of new musical territory through the compositions proposed by the ensemble.
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Past Gigs Imperial Quartet

  • 03 | 2015 Joensuu Konservatorio
  • 03 | 2015 Turun Seudun Musiikkiopisto
  • 03 | 2015 Salo Veturitalli
  • 03 | 2015 Janakkala Turengin Kirjasto
  • 03 | 2015 Loviisa Keskuscentralen
  • 03 | 2015 Helsinki Kanneltalo
  • 01 | 2015 Alès Le Cratère State Theater
  • 01 | 2015 Alès Le Cratère State Theater
  • 01 | 2015 Alès Le Cratère State Theater
  • 12 | 2014 Grenoble MC2 State Theater
  • 07 | 2014 Alès Cratère Surface
  • 06 | 2014 Paris L'Atelier du Plateau
  • 05 | 2014 Saint-Chémy-d'Apcher Cine-Théâtre
  • 05 | 2014 Clermont-Ferrand Cinéfac
  • 05 | 2014 Fontaine La Source
  • 05 | 2014 Lorient LAMA
  • 05 | 2014 Sault Festival Son Dessus de Sault
  • 04 | 2014 Lyon Le Périscope
  • 04 | 2014 Viviers Cavajazz
  • 04 | 2014 Lyon Spider Festival
  • 02 | 2014 Tours Le Danton
  • 02 | 2014 Le Mans Le Bar'Ouf
  • 02 | 2014 Rochefort Théâtre de la Coupe d'Or

Discography Imperial Quartet

  • 2013 Slim Fat Album | Naïve
  • 2011 Imperial Quartet Album | Musea Records

Media

  • Sound bees of universe
  • Sound Chateau Cheval
  • Sound la cumbia de la luz
  • Sound Steve reich in babylon
  • Sound Remake
  • Sound P.A

Origin

  • Montpellier FR

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Gerald Chevillon saxophones
  • Damien Sabatier saxophones
  • Joachim Florent bass
  • Antonin Leymarie drums

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