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Francois Moutin (upright bass), Pierre de Bethmann (piano),
Rick Margitza (saxophones), Louis Moutin (drums)
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The Moutin Reunion Quartet will start 2013 in New York City
under the aegis of Blujazz Productions, presenting a showcase at the

APAP Conference
on Friday January 11th 2013
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Madison Room - Hilton New York
6th avenue at 54th street
New York, NY 10019

February through May, the band will perform a dozen of concerts,
including one at Europa Jazz Festival in Le Mans (co-billing with the Joshua Redman Quartet)

A busy June schedule will start with 4 concerts in France.
Then the band will tour in the US for two weeks (New Orleans, New York, Chicago and more...)
Back to France for the Paris Jazz Festival on June 29th.
See our performance schedule page.


Monk's Medley
bass&dms duet by François Moutin & Louis Moutin


Moutin Reunion Quartet has started 2012 on January 17th,
with a show at the "Moulin du Roc", the prestigious Scène Nationale de Niort.

From February 27th through March 3rd,
the brothers have performed a week résidency
in Lyon at the
Amphitheatre de l'Opéra National de Lyon
The Moutin Reunion Quartet, with Rick Margitza and Pierre de Bethmann,
has played on March 1st.
Then on March 2nd and 3rd Rudresh Mahanthappa, Manu Codja,
Nicolas Folmer 
and Thomas Enhco have joined the twins for two nights.

Then, the Moutin Reunion Quartet went back on the road for
a european tour from March 9th through March 17th
including Germany, France and U.K. 
For this tour Pierre de Bethmann was replaced by jazz-piano-star
and long time friend and partner of the Moutin brothers 
Jean-Michel Pilc

After a couple performances in French festivals in April,
the band performed its
20th tour in the US from late May through mid-June.
Chicago, New Orleans
, Detroit
, Ann Arbor, New York, etc...

Then, over to the eastern side of the water to play some
festivals in France in July and August,
including Jazz à Sète, where they opened for the
Wayne Shorter Quartet


97 concerts performed since the release of "Soul Dancers".

3 tours in the US including Chicago, Seattle,
New Orleans, Boston, Detroit, Denver, Philadelphia,
and, of course, New York (Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard)

Intense touring in France, including festivals and prestigious stages
(big machineries like Jazz in Marciac as well as human-sized
beautiful places, like Jazz dans le Bocage or Jazz à Oloron)

We (François and Louis Moutin) want to thank the audience for its enthousiasm.
It's been a deep pleasure to share the music with you
and to feel on stage the incredible energy that you send back to us !!
We look forward to maintaining the intensity of this flame
throughout our upcoming concerts

François and Louis Moutin


In March 2010, the Moutin Reunion Quartet has released its 5th album

Soul Dancers

front cover Soul Dancers

(recorded in Sept. 09)


From April through June, the band has been intensively on the road
(Paris, New York, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Francheville, Laon, etc...)

This summer 2010, they have performed festivals in France
(including Jazz in Marciac) before touring the US early Sept


Starting Oct 5th, the band will be touring in France
(Lillebonne, Dunkerque, Lagny, Firminy, Toulouse, etc...)

Check the upcoming performing schedule here


previous CD release



Recorded in March 2007, in New York,
at studio Systems Two (Brooklyn),
this new album has been released early november 2007
on the label Bluejazz (USA) and Nocturne (Europe).
A limited edition has been released as a dual disc
(a CD / DVD including, as a bonus, a video of a performance
in Chicago at the Skokie Theater)

To watch the video live at skokie, click here


The Moutin Reunion Quartet has released its third album in september 2005 :


To download samples in MP3 format, click here

To download MP3 samples, click here

US release on Lightyear/WEA August 30th 2005

Europe release September 12th 2005 on the label NOCTURNE (World except USA)

The "Something Like Now" video clip :

all photos are the property of Ursula K. and are used with her permission.
45 photos of the January 2007 US tour are available on her blog, click here 

Back in 1999 Louis and Francois Moutin decided to form THE MOUTIN REUNION QUARTET in order to perform their original compositions. They had a common desire: to create music expressing the energy of life; full of emotion and spontaneity - a music close to them, to what they intimately feel, inhabited by Jazz' spirit, swing and grooves, inviting listeners and musicians to celebrate beauty and imagination.

They are sharing this desire with their two outstandingly skilled partners: the amazingly talented pianist Pierre de Bethmann and the immensely gifted saxophonist Rick Margitza. Not only Rick is a former partner of Mr. Miles Davis, but also both he and Pierre can pride themselves on their profoundly creative and extremely successful respective solo careers.

Since six years, the band is touring through both America and Europe, performing for more and more big and enthousiastic audiences.

In 2007 they will release their fourth album (in November), on Nocturne / Blujazz
Moutin Reunion Quartet receives valuable assistance from the following organizations: 
 The contents of this website are © 2001 Moutin. Photographs are the property of Ursula K. and are used with her permission. Hosted by Internet Planners.We are happy to announce that MRQ returns to North America in 2007. Check out the schedule here.