Louis Moutin


drummer, composer

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Born in Paris on Chrismas Eve 1961, Louis Moutin developed an early passion for music, particularly Jazz, in which he becamed immersed thanks to the family’s record collection. When he was seven years old, Louis began teaching himself to play piano. At age 20, he chose to become a jazz drummer.

At 24, after completing training as an engineer at the prestigious Ecole Centrale de Lyon and receiving a Masters Degree in Mathematics, Louis decided to abandon a career in technology and to pursue his musical interests. Within three years, he was a member of the very successful Machado Trio, and was already regarded as one of the best European Jazz drummers, performing frequently in the international Jazz Festival network.

At 29, Louis teamed with his twin brother Francois, a highly regarded upright bass player, to form their first group. This collaboration by the Moutin brothers drew praise from Jazz audiences and music professionals alike. In 1998, the Moutin brothers have created the Moutin Reunion Quartet. This quartet has released 5 albums and performed more than 450 concerts. In 2013 they come with a new band, the Moutin Factory Quintet, that gives its first concert at Jazz in Marciac and release a new album "Lucky People".

Meanwhile Louis has pursued a steady career as sideman with such renowned artists as : Martial Solal, Jean Michel Pilc, Michel Legrand, Antoine Herve, Tigran Hamasyan, Michel Portal, Giovanni Mirabassi, François Jeanneau, Manuel Rocheman, Christian Escoude, Albert Mangelsdorff, Andy Emler, N'guyen Le, Eric Lelann, Laurent Dehors, Simon-Spang-Hanssen.

On various occasions, he has also performed with : Danilo Perez, Lew Soloff, John Abercrombie, Joe Locke, Lee Konitz, Flavio Boltro, Larry Schneider, Toots Thielemans, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Didier Lockwood, Markus Stockhausen, l'Ensemble Inter Contemporain, Johnny Griffin...


As a co-leader

LUCKY PEOPLE –  Moutin Factory Quintet – Plus Loin – 2013

SOUL DANCERS –  Moutin Reunion Quartet – Plus Loin – 2010

–  Moutin Reunion Quartet – Nocturne / Blujazz – 2007

SOMETHING LIKE NOW – Moutin Reunion Quartet – Nocturne / Lightyear – 2005

RED MOON  – Moutin Reunion Quartet – Nocturne / Sunnyside  – 2003

Moutin Reunion Quartet – Dreyfus Records – 2002

PARCOURS – F.& L. Moutin Quintet – 1991

As a sideman

SKY DANCERS – Henri Texier Sextet – Label Bleu  – 2016

AT L'IMPROVISTEHenri Texier Hope Quartet – Label Bleu  – 2013

MUSIC – Ronnie Lynn Patterson – Outnote Records  – 2010

LONGITUDE – Martial Solal – Cam Jazz  – 2008

FREEDOM FIGHTER – Ronnie Lynn Patterson – Zig Zag  – 2008

NEW ERA – Tigran Hamasyan – Nocturne  – 2007

PRIMA O POI – Giovanni Mirabassi Quartet – Discograph – 2005

LIVE – Giovanni Mirabassi Trio – Atelier Sawano – 2004

SUMMERTIME – Antoine Herve – Nocturne  – 2002

PARIS – Remy Chaudagne – Disques Yvon Chataigner – 2002

INVENTION IS YOU – Antoine Herve – Enja – 2001

FUNNY STREAM – Ocean – RDC Records – 2000

ARCHITECTURE – Giovanni Mirabassi Trio – Sketch  
– 1999

FLUIDE – A. Herve Trio – 1995

IDEE FIXE – L. Dehors Trio – 1993

SEQUENCE THMIRIQUE – Trio Machado – 1993

WHITE KEYS – M. Rocheman Trio – 1992

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