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contact Benoît directly: 

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

WELCOME - BIENVENUE   ___________________  

         Photo by Barbara Rigon

        Piano, keys, MadMacs and 9volt. Undocile jazz, beats, and more. 
with Emile Biayenda and Miles Perkin

         LE RUISSEAU (to JJ Avenel)  track edit ______ mp3

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

                                                               ___ a 7 mn film by Igor Juget

noneas a leader: Delbecq 3, Delbecq 5, Delbecq Unit, piano solo, Mad Macs, Fun House ...      
nonecollectives: The Recyclers, Kartet, les Amants de Juliette, Ambitronix, Manasonics, Pianobook, Crystal Magnets, Strings and Serpents, Pianoctail, Dumoulin and Delbecq...
noneas a sideman      
nonemulti-disciplinary projects

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08 JAN SARAH MURCIA Never Mind the Future with Mark Tompkins, Olivier Py, Franck Vaillant, Gilles Coronado, Benoît Delbecq. Pole Sûd, Schiltigem, Strasbourg

12 JAN Les Glaciers Grondants, a play by and directed by David Lescot. TN GAP.

A week in New York and Boston
16 JAN Strings and Serpents with Andy Milne at APAP Conference, Yamaha Salon in Manhattan, 1pm.
18 JAN Andy Milne and Benoît Delbecq Crystal Magnets + guests - The Greenwich House NYC 8pm
19 JAN Jorrit Dyjsktra Trio (new !) with John Hollenbeck and Benoît Delbecq at Lily Pad Cambridge / Boston Time TBA
20 JAN   Recording Jorrit Dyjsktra Trio in Boston
21 JAN  Benoît Delbecq The Conversation (new !) with Mark Turner, John Hébert and Gerald Cleaver, Cornelia Street Café, 8pm double bill with Tomas Morgan Trio at 10pm
22 JAN  recording with John Hébert and Gerald Cleaver

11-12 FEV Edward Perraud Synaesthetic quintet - with Bart Maris, Daniel Erdmann, Benoît Delbecq, Arnault Cuisinier, Edward Perraud. Hamburg (D).

17 FEV  SARAH MURCIA Never Mind the Future with Mark Thompkins, Olivier Py, Franck Vaillant, Gilles Coronado, Benoît Delbecq. Maison de la Poésie, Paris.

17 MAR Robin Fincker - Benoît Delbecq - Sylvain Darrifourq - première au Triton !

29 MAR KARTET avec Guillaume Orti, Benoît Delbecq, Hubert Dupont, Stéphane Galland - CAEN

31 MAR Robin Fincker - Benoît Delbecq - Sylvain Darrifourq - TOULOUSE

01 AVR Intervention de Benoît Delbecq à l'Université Jean Jaurès de Toulouse - organisé par Ludovic Florin (Lettres, languages et arts). Le matin.

04-08 APR SECRET HEROES @Ircam Paris. First gathering with Gilbert Nounou, laptop, Jozef Dumoulin and Benoît Delbecq. they will be joined by ace singer bonist and producer Ashley Slater.

10 APR FOURTH LANDSCAPE Samuel Blaser, Benoît Delbecq, Gerry Hemingway - Leer (Ostfriesland)
11 APR FOURTH LANDSCAPE Samuel Blaser, Benoît Delbecq, Gerry Hemingway - Loft Köln

25-26 APR SARAH MURCIA Never Mind the Future with Mark Tompkins, Olivier Py, Franck Vaillant, Gilles Coronado, Benoît Delbecq. La Filature, Mulhouse.

27 APR Maria Pia de Vito project @ Opéra de Lyon with Jim Black, Michelle Rabbia, Benoît Delbecq

05 MAY  Edward Perraud Synaesthetic quintet - with Bart Maris, Daniel Erdmann, Benoît Delbecq, Arnault Cuisinier, Edward Perraud. Jazz sous les Pommiers à Coutances.

10-13 MAY Les Glaciers Grondants, a show by David Lescot, Comédie de St Etienne.

15 MAY MEDUSA BEATS (Petter Eldh, Jonas Bürgwinkel, Benoît Delbecq) at Moers International Jazz Festival.

16-19 MAY  SECRET HEROES at Ircam / Residency for the June 22 concert at Centre Pompidou Paris.

22 MAY JORRIT DIJSKTRA + JOHN HOLLENBECK + BENOIT DELBECQ @ Galerie Paul Fort, Paris, 19:00. Mixing the record at PlushSpace the next couple of days. Recoded in Boston in January 2016.

30 MAY - 02 JUNE  SECRET HEROES at Ircam / Residency for the June 22 concert at Centre Pompidou Paris.

more to come asap

M O S T   R E C E N T   R E L E A S E S


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

ADJ electro
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.

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

Joëlle Léandre, bass - Benoît Delbecq, p - François Houle, clarinets
Recorded live at Galerie Paul Fort in 2014.


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


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  >>>>

John Hébert Trio with Benoît Delbecq and Gerald Cleaver
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.


Samuel Blaser - Gerry Hemingway - Benoît Delbecq
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
Benoît Delbecq and Fred Hersch Double Trio
featuring JJ Avenel, Mark Helias, Steve Argüelles and Gerry Hemingway


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


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

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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