August 01, 2024
Manu Katché, Thomas Dutronc, Erik Truffaz
One shot not live
A "carte blanche" for Manu Katché, magician and subtle drummer. He creates this magical evening by bringing together his career mates Thomas Dutronc, Erik Truffaz and their friends. An all-star evening for jazz fans.

*This evening is placed under the exclusive sponsorship of Alfredo Gangotena, member of Emile Ollivier's family.
Manu Katché, battery
Elvin Galland, keyboard
Jérôme Regard, bass
Patrick Manouguian, guitar
Isadora, voice
Thomas Dutronc, guitar & voice
Erik Truffaz, trumpet


Full price - 70€
Reduced price - 30€
PMR : Reservations by telephone required

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Manu Katché
Classically trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Manu Katché was originally destined for a noble career as a percussionist in a symphony orchestra. This is probably one of the reasons for the "Katché sound" that makes his drumstick stroke so recognizable among music lovers. A magic stroke that would lead him away from classical music and into jazz and pop-rock. He soon found himself playing on stage and in the studio, alongside French greats such as Goldman, Souchon, Chedid, Catherine Lara and Michel Jonasz, but he owes the explosion of his career to Peter Gabriel, who asked him to play drums on his album « So ».

Some musicians refuse to be pigeonholed, at the risk of upsetting even the most timid. This is Manu's privilege, as he is capable of mixing all influences and adapting to all styles.

Immediately, the distinctive sound of his drums brought him to the attention of pop-rock stars, opening the doors to international studios and stages. He went on to record for Joni Mitchell, Sting, Dire Straits, Tears for Fears, The Christians, Robbie Robertson, Joan Armatrading, Paul Young, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N'Dour, Pino Danielle, Simple Minds, Joe Satriani and Richard Wright, without neglecting his French-speaking comrades in between, with Véronique Sanson, Francis Cabrel, Laurent Voulzy, Stephan Eicher and Michel Petrucciani...

As far as official recognition is concerned, things are going well: first Victoire de la Musique for "Best arrangements" in 86, second Victoire in 87 for "Best studio musician"; crowned "Best coming up drummer of the year" the same year by "Modern Drummer", he won his third Victoire de la Musique in 1996 for the soundtrack to the film "Un Indien dans la ville". In '96, he received an award from the Montreal Drum Festival, and in 2004, the French Minister of Culture made him a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres. Lastly, his musical creation for the Musée Grévin and soon his wax effigy confirm the fame of the authentic character that is Manu Katché.

Hailed and rewarded as an exceptional musician and talented composer, he has never abandoned his first love: jazz. This is evidenced by the creation of his group "Manu Katché Tendances" in 2004, with which he embarked on international tours, and his appetite for the "Nordic jazz" of Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek with his album, "Neighbourhood" in 2005, released by Manfred Eicher's legendary label: ECM Records. His next album, "Playground", was released by ECM/Universal in 2007, while "Third Round" was released in March 2010 (also by ECM/Universal). Manu's latest opus, simply entitled "Manu Katché", is released on October 29, 2012 (ECM/Universal).The line-up changes with each tour.

From 2007 to the end of 2010, Manu Katché hosted "One Shot Not" on Arte every Thursday around 11pm. At the end of March 2010, he presented a new show, "Musicalities", on France Inter from 10pm to midnight.

In 2012, Manu takes back the drumsticks on the "So" anniversary tour with Peter Gabriel. In 2013, he released "Roadbook", published by Cherche Midi, in which he recounts his international career. In 2014, Manu Katché released "Live in concert" on the ACT label with Jim Watson, Tore Brunborg and Luca Aquino, following a marathon tour of over 150 concerts worldwide. A new quintet album (with Ellen Andrea Wang on bass) " Unstatic" is released on March 11, 2016 by Anteprima Productions / Musicast. He gives his first concert at the Olympia as leader: Manu Katché & Friends on April 7, 2016 with a host of guests including Sting, Stephan Eicher, Richard Bona, Raul Midon, Noa.

In 2017/2018, he explored the quartet formula, recording "The Scope" with long-time bass companion Jérôme Regard (who knows how to adapt to all contexts: jazz, pop, rock... and who has played with Michel Legrand, Jan Garbarek, Louis Winsberg...), guitarist Patrick Manouguian, who accompanies both jazz greats (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Minino Garay, Didier Lockwood...) and French variété (Bernard Lavilliers, Florent Pagny...) and album producer and pianist Jim Henderson.
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Thomas Dutronc
Guitar and voice
Son of Jacques Dutronc and Françoise Hardy, Thomas Dutronc was born in Paris on June 16, 1973.

After learning the guitar and collaborating with gypsy jazz musicians (AJT Guitar Trio), he made a remarkable entry into the world of song with his debut album Comme Un Manouche Sans Guitare (No. 5, 2007), featuring the title track "J'aime plus Paris", followed by a major tour summarized in a live album recorded at Le Zénith in Paris.
The following album Silence On Tourne, On Tourne en Rond (2011), in the gypsy jazz style he favors, reached No.2 in the sales charts, and preceded Eternels Jusqu'à Demain (No.4, 2015), recorded in London and opening up to more pop-rock sounds. Its reissue includes a live recording from the Ferber studio (Live Manouche à Ferber). 2018 sees the release of his second live album, named Live Is Love, in which the guitarist and singer is accompanied by Les Esprits Manouches.

Back in the studio, Thomas Dutronc records his fourth album Frenchy (2020), with jazz musicians Rocky Gresset (guitar), Eric Legnini (piano), Thomas Bramerie (double bass) and Denis Benarrosh (drums). Comprising French chanson and jazz standards, it includes collaborations with Iggy Pop, Diana Krall, Billy Gibbons, Youn Sun Nah, Stacey Kent and Jeff Goldblum.
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Erik Truffaz
How old is Erik Truffaz? 8, 9? It’s dance night, the girls have put on pastel dresses, the boys have tied their ties, the humidity is electrifying; Erik is the conductor’s son, in these suburban nights, this confers a certain status, almost a feeling of immunity. And yet he’s afraid, he grabs his trumpet, activates the three valves to convince himself that they still respond, and blows. His first improvisation is on a Sacha Distel song, L’argent … l’argent, where the French singer states that happiness is worth more than money. It was appropriate; he made it his way of life.

Truffaz was born in the early 1960s, in a no man’s land that is neither really France nor quite Switzerland, the Pays de Gex, with its brass bands and Saturday night dances where music has only a few precise purposes: to break down inner and outer walls, to drench the back, to make the feet ache and to find a shoulder to cuddle up on. All the portraits of Truffaz insist on the experimenter, the all-rounder, his ability to nestle in a symphonic work, behind Indian tablas, or distorted guitars that clash with walls of sound. We’ve understood nothing of his intimate odyssey if we can’t see that music is first and foremost, for him, an unstoppable trigger to fall in love.

Truffaz started racking his brains against binary music at a very early age. The first concert of his life was Joe Dassin. Later, free of his choices, he gobbled up Pink Floyd, the electric Miles, free zones where his shyness, his way of pulling in the shoulders would be deflected by the power of the environment. As a young man, Truffaz was seen blowing brass with a rap band in Lausanne, Silent Majority, and then doing overnight trips to London to host drum‘n’bass parties. Truffaz realised that his trumpet speaks a new form of Esperanto; it’s capable of building the least expected soundscapes. It’s a planetary visa, a seven-league boot, a master key.

So Truffaz had a spellbinding toy to help him conquer the world. But he still needed a brigade, a small, solid troupe, to draw him huge audiences and protect him from fear. Some thirty years ago, the Erik Truffaz Quartet became one of the best time exploration machines we’ve ever known. They made classics of their time for the Blue Note label, jazz that deals in electronic rhythms, The Dawn, Bending New Corners; they only realised their phenomenal success when, in Marseilles, they found themselves facing a human tide that was hanging around without any real hope in front of the club where the quartet would be playing that evening.

Truffaz would probably have been advised to continue kneading these racy, perfectly modern, impetuous jazz rolls indefinitely, from a recipe that was just begging to be developed. However, he has done exactly the opposite. For 30 years, the bird-faced trumpeter has never stopped going against the flow, honing his driving skills on mountain roads, brandishing his trumpet in the face of the giants he comes across. Who can boast such a track record? Truffaz has thrown his rhymes behind the back of composer Pierre Henry, he has haunted Christophe’s endless nights, he has painted Enki Bilal’s drawings with blue notes, he has shared the stage with Jacques Weber, Sandrine Bonnaire, and it seemed on those nights that all the books he had read came back to the surface of his mouthpiece. He has recorded in India on the banks of the Ganges, he has sung with a Malian diva and with the Dandy Warhols, he has given scores to symphony orchestras, he has written extensively for the cinema. It’s as if his instrument has served only one purpose: to extract the emotion buried in everything that passes through him.

He’s often seen in half-squats, invited by very young groups who see him as the commander. He’s more excited than they are. He’s more euphoric. This guy in the hat and white shirt has forgotten nothing of the anxiety and daring that it takes to go on stage. He never says too much. He leaves long spaces for others. The silence that his companions capture after him is still Truffaz. A few years ago, he woke up one morning with his stomach tied in knots: he had to play his mother’s favourite piece, by Verdi, in a church where she was laid to rest. He didn’t fail. We’re not here to show doubt, but to bring the house down.