In 2013, François and Louis Moutin have created a new band
the MOUTIN FACTORY QUINTET
François Moutin - upright
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
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
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...) ____________________
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