“Jean-Charles Richard has immense talent and endless possibilities. He belongs to this category of artists playing the soprano saxophone which I can hardly imagine ... "Dave Liebman
Adventurer musician, Jean-Charles RICHARD followed a double course at the CNSM in Paris, where he unanimously obtained a first prize for classical saxophone and a diploma of higher education in jazz. Holder of CA of classical saxophone and jazz and of a DEM of analysis, he is in charge of the specialized jazz and improvised music cycle class at CRR de Paris, et du Pôle Supérieur Paris ? Boulogne ? Billancourt. Par goût des extrêmes, he chose to devote himself to the soprano and baritone saxophones. His curiosity for all areas of music leads him to perform as well in classical orchestras (Paris orchestra, CNSM Awards Orchestra), big bands (George Russell, Antoine Hervé, JeanLoup Longnon), in street bands (Beast has good back), variety singers, and rub shoulders with contemporary composers (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Thierry Escaich, Alain Margoni). Of 1995 à 2000, he tours the world with a flagship group of musical humor, the DESSAXés, in a staging by humorist François Rollin. Memorable concerts, notably at the Olympia, at the Printemps de Bourges or at the Paléo Festival in Nyon. Of 2001 à 2005, He participates, with the Company of juggler Jérôme Thomas, to the creation of Cirque Lili, spectacle represented more than two hundred times in France and in Europe. Jointly, he puts his qualities as an interpreter, composer and improviser serving numerous collaborations with Dave Liebman, Didier Levallet, David Patrois, Bernard Struber, Jean-François Baëz, Claudia Solal, Eric Löhrer, Didier Ithursarry, Daniel Humair ...
His first album, alone, "Faces", published in 2006 at Herrade / Fairplay-Anticraft created the event (ffff Telerama, Shock of the Month Jazzman). His second album "Traces", recorded with Peter Herbert and Wolfgang Reisinger received the Jazz Grand Prize from the Charles Cros Academy. With cellist Pauline Bartissol, Jean Charles Richard offers today a rereading of the cello suites by Jean Sébastien Bach, project that he leads simultaneously with a quintet that he co-directs with Eric Prost : "Nash's balance" Since 2006, he conducts many orchestras, whose repertoires are at the crossroads of jazz and classical music : Gil Evans' Sketches of Spain, with David Liebman as a solo guest, "Cityscape" by Claus Ogerman, "Impressions" by Jean Marie Machado, or Martial Solal's "Newdecaband" with the Lyon Opera Orchestra.
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Publisher : Robert Martin
Genre : Instrumental music
Group : Saxophone
Style & options : Saxophone and piano
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