Moutin brothers playing
photo Axelle du Rouret.


presents its


Release date : August 26, 2016.

In June 2015 the pianist Jean-Michel Pilc has joined the Moutin brothers' new band.

is now featuring

François Moutin - upright bass
Louis Moutin - drums
Manu Codjia - guitar
Jean-Michel Pilc - piano
Christophe Monniot - alto & sopranino saxophone

With this new line up, the band has started in June 2015 with a tour in the USA, including
the Rochester Jazz Festival and two nights at the Green Mill in Chicago.
This tour ended in Canada with a gig at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Then the band flew to France for the summer festivals (Sète, Souillac, Lisieux, Trélazé)

At the end of August, the Moutin Factory Quintet has started its second 2015 US tour with a concert
at the South Bend Jazz Festival. Then they played Erie (Museum of Arts), New York (Jazz Standard),
Marlboro (the Falcon), Cleveland (Nighttown) and Detroit (Cliff Bells during the Detroit Jazz Festival)

In October 2015, the band has performed at the Tourcoing Jazz Festival (France)
In November 2015, the quintet has played in Paris at the Petit Journal Montparnasse
celebrating the 30th anniversary of this famous parisian venue.

In march 2016, the band has been touring in France/Switzerland, including
 l'Equinoxe in Châteauroux, the Caen Theater, the "Théâtre 71" in Malakoff
and the Chorus in Lausanne.

During this tour they have make a 4 days stop in a studio in Malakoff
from March 13th through March 16th, to record their new album


DEEP will be released at the end of August 2016.
Prior to this release, the band will perform in summer festivals in France
including a concert at

on july 31st 2016

The album DEEP will be available for the Jazz in Marciac audience.

In October 2016, the Moutin Factory Quintet will be back on the road,
starting with

4 nights in Paris at the Sunside, from Oct 12th through Oct 15th

Then, from October 17th through October 29th they will
fly to the US for a 2 weeks tour including
New York (Dizzy's / Jazz @ Lincoln Center), Chicago (The Green Mill)
Cleveland, South Bend, Montreal, etc...

The band end 2016 with a concert in
Clermont Ferrand at La Cooperative de Mai on Dec 16th 2016


In 2013, François and Louis Moutin have created a new band

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 went on its very first
tour in the USA.

They have played 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 were back in France on June 25th to play concerts in the summer jazz festivals,
including one in the roman theater of Jazz à Vienne.

In the fall of 2014 the band has been playing in Toulouse (Jazz sur son 31), in Paris (Sunside),
in Germany (Esslingen Jazzkeller), in Cenon (Rocher de Palmer), in Velizy (l'Onde) and
in Vitrolles (Théâtre Fonblanche).

In 2015, the band will start in January with two concerts in the Paris area (Athis-Mons and Vincennes)
In March, they will play in Paris at the Duc des Lombards (2 nights),
then, in Belfort (Scène Nationale le Granit)  in Schiltigheim (Cheval Blanc)
and in Saint Malo for the Festival Jazz à l'Etage.

The band is also booked early april in Saint Brieuc (Scène Nationale La Passerelle) and
will start the summer of 2015 with a tour in the USA / Canada including
the Rochester Jazz Festival, two nights at the Green Mill in Chicago and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

After the french summer jazz festivals where they will play at Jazz à Sète, at Souillac en Jazz,
 at the Festival Jazztitudes in Lisieux and at the Festival estival de Trélazé,
they will travel back to the USA for a 2 weeks tour (South Bend, New York,
Detroit, etc...)

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


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

Soul Dancers

front cover Soul Dancers

(recorded in Sept. 09)




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.