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19 JAN  recording with brit cello master Lucy Railton for Catherine Bersntein's new documentary film. Music by Benoît. More TBA.

20 JAN PIANOCTAIL "Troisième" Delbecq, piano - Steve Argüelles, laptop and disklavier. Installation by Pierre Bastien.  Auditorium du Théâtre de Chelles / médiathèque. VIDEO HERE

25 JAN PIANOCTAIL "Quatrième" Delbecq, piano - Steve Argüelles, laptop and disklavier. Installation by Pierre Bastien. Festival BEYOND MY PIANO 2015 / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris. attention concert à 18h30

26 JAN - 31 JAN Edward Perraud Quartet residency at AJMI Avignon.

31 JAN  Premiere of the new repertoire. Edward Perraud's Synaesthetic Trip with Edward Perraud : Batterie, électroniques, composition - Benoit  Delbecq  : Piano, Keyboards - Arnault Cuisinier : Contrebasse, électroniques - Bart Maris : Trompette, Bugle, électroniques. AJMI AVIGNON.  Recording at Studios La Buissone, FEB 2_3_4.

01 FEV Festival Sons d'Hiver
+ Mark Tompkins/Benoît Delbecq
"Never Mind The Bollocks, here's the Sex Pistols"

In february 2015, production of the score for Les Restitutions, a film by Catherine Bernstein (cocottesminute.com), featuring Lucy Railton on cello.

03 MAR NAGA, Alexandra Grimal project with Lynn Cassiers, Marc Ducret, Stéphane Galland, Jozef Dumoulin, Nelson Veras, Benoit Delbecq - La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues / Pantin-Paris.

04 MAR Steinway Festival London @ Pizza Express Club
Liam Noble and Benoît Delbecq, piano duo

21 MAR Kultuurkafee, Brussels (B)
Jozef Dumoulin and Benoît Delbecq: keys and tronics. 

01 APR Berne, Bee Flat (CH)
Benoît Delbecq, solo piano 

More events to be announced asap......

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


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.

<<<< MAKING-OF VIDEO @ Studio de Meudon  >>>> 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
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  video  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. 

 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.

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

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