In 2013, François and Louis Moutin have created a new band
the MOUTIN FACTORY QUINTET
François Moutin - upright bass
Louis Moutin - drums
Manu Codjia - guitar
Thomas Enhco - piano
Christophe Monniot - alto & sopranino saxophone
During the first half of 2013, while they were intensively touring with
the Moutin Reunion Quartet both in Europe and in the USA, they have
spent 4 days in a studio in Paris with this new quintet.
The very first performance of the Moutin Factory Quintet
took place at the famous festival Jazz in Marciac in August 2013.
The first album "Lucky People" was released in September 2013,
and the band has been touring intensively in France from October through December 2013,
performing in festivals like Nancy Jazz Pulsation, D'Jazz Nevers, as well as
in prestigious venue like the Olympia in Paris, etc...
The album is already a success in Europe and the band
was presented in New York in January 2014 at the APAP convention.
In June 2014, the Moutin Factory Quintet will be on its very first tour in the USA.
They will play many cities from south to north (Durham, NC - Hattiesburg, MS - New Orleans, LA
Atlanta, GA - Cleveland, OH - Ann Arbour, MI - Detroit, MI - Chicago, IL - New York, NY)
They will be back in France in July to play concerts in the summer jazz festivals,
including one in the roman theater of Jazz à Vienne.
bass&dms duet by François Moutin & Louis
March 2010, the Moutin
released its 5th
in March 2007, in New York, at
studio Systems Two (Brooklyn), this
new album has been released early
(USA) and Nocturne
(Europe). A limited edition
released as a dual
(a CD / DVD
including, as a bonus, a video of a
in Chicago at the
release September 12th 2005 on
the label NOCTURNE
(World except USA)
"Something Like Now" video
photos are the property of Ursula
K. and are used with her
45 photos of the January 2007 US tour are available on her blog, click
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.
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
Reunion Quartet receives valuable assistance from the following