______________  Management

contact Benoît directly: 

benoit (_ at _ ) delbecq (_ dot _) net


 

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Piano, keys, MadMacs and 9volt. Undocile jazz, beats, and more.

bdphoto by Roderick Packe

A brilliant and unconventional French pianist.____ Un pianiste Français brillant et original.
— Nate Chinen, The New York Times

One of the most distinctive pianists on the international scene.
— Bill Shoemaker, Jazz Times

At once otherworldly and organic.____ A la fois étheré et organique.
Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight






   
    
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NOTE, Sept 25, 2016: unfortunately some of Benoît Delbecq's records on Songlines are not available at this time on digital platforms since a couple of months. This due to complications of distribution in the US. Should be back shortly. Sorry.






OUT ON CF
BENOIT DELBECQ 3 INK
with Emile Biayenda and Miles Perkin



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    LE RUISSEAU (to JJ Avenel)  track edit >>>>> mp3               vimeo
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Best of 2015 - The New York City Jazz Record
CHOC Jazz Magazine / Jazz'man FEB 2016

ELU Citizenjazz.com  DEC 2015
**** in Allaboutjazz.com / Glenn Astarita  JAN 2016



 
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BENOIT DELBECQ'S DISCOGRAPHY ON SONGLINES RECORDINGS (SONGLINES WEBSITE)



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______ groups/collectives: Plug and Pray, Illegal Crowns, Antichamber Music, Medusa Beats,The Recyclers, Kartet, les Amants de Juliette, Ambitronix, Manasonics, Pianobook, Crystal Magnets, Strings and Serpents, Pianoctail, 4Hands 1Breath...

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______ multi-disciplinary projects






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19-20 SEP Workshop/Master-classes at Conservatoire National de la Villette, Jazz Department, Paris between september 2016 and april 2017.

30 SEP - O1 OCT A Celebration of Corin Curschellas with Corin Curschellas, Steve Argüelles, Noël Akchoté, Benoît Delbecq any MANY MANY more musicians who have collaborated with Corin since her début. Zürich, CH.

13 OCT Sarah Murcia Never Mind the Future with Mark Thompkins, Olivier Py, Franck Vaillant, Gilles Coronado, Benoît Delbecq. Festival de Paris La Villette

14 OCT Edward Perraud Synaesthetic quintet - with Bart Maris, Daniel Erdmann, Benoît Delbecq, Arnault Cuisinier, Edward Perraud. Hamburg (D).

16-20 OCT Les Glaciers Grondants, a play by and directed by David Lescot. A week of performances in China.

05 NOV  MEDUSA BEATS - with Jonas Bürgwinkel, Petter Eldh, BD - MUZZIX FESTIVAL LILLE

10 NOV Edward Perraud Synaesthetic quintet - with Bart Maris, Daniel Erdmann, Benoît Delbecq, Arnault Cuisinier, Edward Perraud.
Pannonica, Nantes.

12  NOV  MEDUSA BEATS - with Jonas Bürgwinkel, Petter Eldh, BD - Villingen Jazz Club.

14  NOV  MEDUSA BEATS - with Jonas Bürgwinkel, Petter Eldh, BD - Dumont, Aachen.

15  NOV  MEDUSA BEATS - with Jonas Bürgwinkel, Petter Eldh, BD - Bielefeld.

16  NOV  MEDUSA BEATS - with Jonas Bürgwinkel, Petter Eldh, BD - The Vortex, London

23 NOV  Sarah Murcia Never Mind the Future with Mark Thompkins, Olivier Py, Franck Vaillant, Gilles Coronado, Benoît Delbecq. Arsenal - Metz.

26  NOV  MEDUSA BEATS - with Jonas Bürgwinkel, Petter Eldh, BD - KLANG FESTIVAL KÖLN @ Stadtgarten

03 DEC  DELBECQ 3 - with Miles Perkin and Emile Biayenda - Centre Culturel Français, Pointe-Noire CONGO - Workshop le 02 DEC.

09-10 DEC  MANASONICS - Steve Argüelles, Nicolas Becker and BD - ATELIER DU PLATEAU, Paris.

12 DEC  CLAUDIA SOLAL, GUILLAUME ROY, BD - Enregistrement en public de l'émission A L'IMPROVISTE d'Anne Montaron. 19h, Radio France Paris.



















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R E C E N T   R E L E A S E S



2016



TomaTrio
1 > 0
Toma gouband, stones, leaves and metal - Nelson Veras, acoustic guitar - Benoît Delbecq, piano.
On Astropi.


Illegal Crowns
ILLEGAL CROWNS 
Tylor Ho Bynum, cornet, flugehorn - Mary Halvorson, guitar - Benoît Delbecq, piano - Tomas Fujiwara, drums.
On Rogue Art.


2015

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BENOIT DELBECQ 3 INK
Benoît Delbecq, piano - Miles Perkin, bass - Emile Biayenda, drums, percussions (on Cleanfeed)





ADJ electro
LES AMANTS DE JULIETTE S'ELECTROLYSENT
Serge Adam, tp, Usine -- Benoît Delbecq, keys, drum'n bass station -- Philippe Foch, tablas, perc, fx
Recording in 2014, mixed and mastered by Djengo Hartlab. Vinyl and files only.





TOUT               
JOELLE LEANDRE TOUT VA MONTER
Joëlle Léandre, bass - Carnage the Executioner, beatbox and tronics - Benoît Delbecq, p and tronics
Recorded live at Sons d'Hiver Festival@Dunois, early 2013.





14pF               
LEANDRE DELBECQ HOULE  14, Rue Paul Fort
Joëlle Léandre, bass - Benoît Delbecq, p - François Houle, clarinets
Recorded live at Galerie Paul Fort in 2014.








2014


GrandLaps
KARTET's 6th album as well as 25th anniversary of the group !
Grand Laps
CHOC Jazz Magazine - Jazz'man - March 2014

CHOC 2014 JAZZ MAGAZINE 

Guillaume Orti, saxophones - Benoît Delbecq, piano - Hubert Dupont, bass - Stéphane Galland, drums
on Songlines - Out Feb 2014. Recorded at Studio de Meudon in 2013 by Etienne Bultingaire. Produced by Benoît Delbecq.

<<<< A film by Igor Juget  >>>>




Floodstage
John Hébert Trio with Benoît Delbecq and Gerald Cleaver
FLOODSTAGE
ELU Citizenjazz.com

on Clean Feed - Out January 2014. Recorded dec 2012 at Tedesco Studio, NJ USA. Produced by Benoît Delbecq.
VIDEO _____>>>>>>> Cold Brewed (Hébert) @ Tedesco Studios NJ.




2013


Samuel Blaser - Gerry Hemingway - Benoît Delbecq
FOURTH LANDSCAPE
Nuscope 1027
CHOC Jazz Magazine Jazzman FEB 2014

Fourth Landscape
Samuel Blaser, trombone
Benoît Delbecq, piano
Gerry Hemingway, drums and percussion
Produced by Benoît Delbecq and Russel Summers. Recorded and mixed by Etienne Bultingaire; January 2013.
Record of the month / New York City Jazz Record, dec. 2013.
Honorable mention, Best of 2013 New York City Jazz Record
Best of 2013, jazzin.rs / Predrag Vlahović
Samuel Blaser awarded Musicians of 2013 by the New York City Jazz Record magazine.






Fun House
FUN HOUSE
Benoît Delbecq and Fred Hersch Double Trio
 
featuring JJ Avenel, Mark Helias, Steve Argüelles and Gerry Hemingway
Songlines
1600-2

CHOC JAZZ MAGAZINE / JAZZMAN 2013

Sélection Le Nouvel Obs

Best of 2013, Jazz Magazine
Best of 2013, New York City Jazz Record
Best of 2013,
jazzin.rs / Predrag Vlahović

 <<<<  a  film  by Igor Juget >>>>


"Delbecq's mastery of extended techniques combined with Hersch's acute sense of harmony is a pleasure to hear." DOWNBEAT, May 2013

"This double trio recording is literally amazing: a mesmerizing house of mirrors, a dream one would not wish to be awoken from." B. Loupias, Le Nouvel Observateur, February 2013.

"An astounding fluidity. A music that's rare." Ludovic Florin / Jazz Magazine, Mars 2013, record of the month.

"Everybody does a lot of tightrope walking on Fun House (Songlines), a haunting double-trio session with French pianist Benoît Delbecq, bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel, and drummer Steve Argüelles (Hersch is accompanied by bassist Mark Helias and drummer Gerry Hemingway). Delbecq wrote nearly all the music, but though his prepared piano and electronic manipulations take center stage, Hersch is just as invested, reacting to his fellow keyboardist with precision and empathy—their give-and-take is refined and subtle, producing a chamberlike sound that’s startling in its clarity and lack of clutter. The terse, meditative compositions are harmonically ambiguous and drift like clouds—Hemingway and Argüelles do a marvelous job reinforcing the latter effect—but Hersch helps ground and focus them." Peter Margasak / THE CHICAGO READER, Dec 2013.

"La combinaison du jeu au piano préparé de Delbecq avec le délicat sens harmonique de Hersch sont un plaisir à écouter". DOWNBEAT, Mai 2103.

"Cet enregistrement en double trio est, au sens propre, inouï: un troublant jeu de miroirs, un songe dont on ne voudrait jamais se réveiller."  Bernard Loupias / Le Nouvel Observateur, Fev. 2013.

"Un album d'une fluidité confondante. Une musique rare." Ludovic Florin / Jazz Magazine, Mars 2013. 

With the grateful assistance of the French American Jazz Exchange Program (F/USA) as well as the DGCA / Ministère de la Culture (F).
Cover photo by Roderick Packe.

More about Fun House



2012

CID
Benoît Delbecq "Crescendo in Duke"
featuring Jean-Jacques Avenel, Tony Malaby, Tony Coe, Antonin-Tri Hoang, Steve Argüelles, Michael Nelson and the Hornheads, Yohannes Tona, Michael Bland. Recorded in Meudon (F) and Minneapolis (USA), november 2011. 
Years after a bunch of fruitful collaboration on "Les films de ma ville" (nato, 1993), "Buenaventura Durrutti" (nato, 1997) and large ensemble Los Incontrolados (unreleased), producer Jean Rochard and Benoît are back on crew for a daring and joyful project on Mr Ellington's rarely heard compositions such as Goutelas Suite, Tina, Acht O'Clock Rock, Bateau etc.

 >>>>  a  film  by Igor Juget


 because she hoped
Benoît Delbecq / François Houle BECAUSE SHE HOPED (Songlines, released Nov 2011)
Recorded by Etienne Bultingaire in Alfortville, France, Jan 18, 2011
_____ François Houle and Benoît reunite for their third CD on Songlines, celebrating a 15 year long lasting musical collaboration.CRITIC'S CHOICE in THE NEW YORK TIMES, dec 2011. Recommended by David Adler / All About Jazz New York, New York @night columnist.
 >>>>  a  film  by Igor Juget


blackout
LANDSCAPES
MARINA GADONEIX AND MARCELLINE DELBECQ , artists
RVB BOOKS, 2011. Music by Benoît Delbecq



 
______GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL DU DISQUE 2010 Académie Charles Cros
          "Un extraordinaire diptyque." --- "An extraordinary diptych." ____ Le Nouvel Observateur

trio circles

                                                                                                     

 

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