Whahay

Live Act Jazz
Whahay - Jazz Live Act in Toulouse

Whahay Short Info

In 2012, Paul Rogers contacted Robin Fincker for the creation of a trio around themes by Charles Mingus played freely within improvisations. From this starting point, the trio conceived a « musical suite », performed as one long piece directly drawing from the music of the great American composer whilst being filled with the liberty-takings of European Jazz.

Whahay – an homage to the joyful exclamations dear to Mingus’ titles – was born, a trio manipulated by three actors of today’s improvised music scene, capable of combining the lyricism of the blues with noise Improv, and implacable grooves with the most exalted Free-Jazz.

Paul Rogers’ hybrid double bass, a unique 7 strings instrument added by 14 sympathetic strings transforms itself successively through the music in a Baroque Viol, an African Thumb-Piano, a drone or a northern Folk Violin. Robin Fincker’s Saxophone and Clarinet shape the in-drought to propel the music from an « Aylerian » Pithecanthropus Erectus to a version of Reincarnation of a Lovebird with Minimal Electro-Acoustic Music colours. Fabien Duscombs’ drums announces Canon coming and summons everyone for Bird Call whilst multiplying his playgrounds, thus modulating the heartbeat of the trio.

In this music, no leader or accompanist, no conservatism or false avant-gardism, just one watchword: Whahay !

In 2012, Paul Rogers contacted Robin Fincker for the creation of a trio around themes by Charles Mingus played freely within improvisations. From this starting point, the trio conceived a « musical suite », performed as one long piece directly drawing from the music of the great American composer whilst being filled with the liberty-takings of European Jazz.

Whahay – an homage to the joyful exclamations dear to Mingus’ titles – was born, a trio manipulated by three actors of today’s improvised music scene, capable of combining the lyricism of the blues with noise Improv, and implacable grooves with the most exalted Free-Jazz.

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Past Gigs Whahay

  • 06 | 2015 Besançon (25), France Jazz et musique improvisée en Franche Comté Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Berlin Jazzdor
  • 02 | 2015 Perpignan (66), France Jazzebre Festival
  • 02 | 2015 AJMI, Avignon (84), France
  • 02 | 2015 Le Periscope, Lyon (69), France
  • 12 | 2014 Le Petit Faucheux, Tours (37), France Jazz en Scène Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Le Moulin à Jazz, Vitrolles (13), France
  • 11 | 2014 Made In Vinyl, Toulouse (31), France Vinyl launch
  • 11 | 2014 Espace Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse (31), France Whahay and guests (Christine Wodrascka & Jean-Yves Evrard)
  • 11 | 2014 Espace Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse (31), France Whahay and guests (Christine Wodrascka & Jean-Yves Evrard)
  • 11 | 2014 La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues, Pantin (93), France
  • 11 | 2014 Vortex Jazz Club, London
  • 11 | 2014 Nevers (58), France D'Jazz Nevers Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Les Sables d'Olonne, France Vagues de Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2014 L'Atelier du Plateau, Paris, France
  • 05 | 2014 Le Mans, France Europajazz Festival
  • 02 | 2014 Vortez Jazz Club, London Evan Parker's Might I Suggest festival
  • 02 | 2014 Toulouse, France Un Pavé dans le Jazz
  • 01 | 2014 Le Pannonica, Nantes, France
  • 11 | 2013 Cugnaux, France Semaine Jazz à Cugnaux
  • 10 | 2013 Toulouse, France Jazz sur son 31
  • 10 | 2013 Le Mandala, Toulouse, France Jazz sur son 31
  • 08 | 2013 Nantes, France Les Rendez-Vous de l'Erdre
  • 06 | 2013 Birmingham Birmingham Jazz
  • 06 | 2013 La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues, Pantin (93), France
  • 03 | 2013 Reims, France [Djazz] 51
  • 07 | 2012 Luz-St-Sauveur, France Jazz à Luz

Discography Whahay

  • 2014 Whahay Album | Mr Morezon

Media

  • Video WHAHAY - Canon / Pithecantr...
  • Sound Jump Monk
  • Sound Good Bye Pork Pie Hat (viny...
  • Sound Better Git It In Your Soul

Origin

  • Toulouse FR

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Robin Fincker tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Paul Rogers 7 strings double bass
  • Fabien Duscombs drums

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