______________  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: Benoît Delbecq's records on Songlines are not always available at this time on digital platforms as well as streaming platforms... This due to complications of distribution in the US. Sorry. Working on it.


OUT NOW ON DSTREAM !!!

PLUG AND PRAY
Evergreens
Benoît Delbecq, piano, bass station, keys, e-drumming
Jozef Dumoulin
, Rhodes, bass station, keys, e-drumming
dStream 102, dist. l'AUTRE DISTRIBUTION
**** Jazz Magazine / Jazz'man
ELU Citizen Jazz

CF

A video by Igor Juget
Plug and Pray on DSTREAM and mail order





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



INK
    LE RUISSEAU (to JJ Avenel)  track edit >>>>> mp3               vimeo
_____ a 7 mn film by Igor Juget
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



 
none______  as a leader: Delbecq 3, Delbecq 4,
Delbecq 5,Delbecq Unit, piano solo, Mad Macs, Fun House, Secret Heroes ...      
                    BENOIT DELBECQ'S DISCOGRAPHY ON SONGLINES RECORDINGS (SONGLINES WEBSITE)

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______ groups and 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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______as a sideman      

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______ multi-disciplinary projects






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____________   C O N C E R T S   A N D   E V E N T S  








06 MAY DEEP FORD Robin Fincker, Benoît Delbecq, Sylvain Darifourcq. Lyon, Le Périscope.

09 MAY DEEP FORD Robin Fincker, Benoît Delbecq, Sylvain Darifourcq. London, the Vortex

11 MAY  PLUG AND PRAY - Joezf Dumoulin and Benoît Delbecq, Studio de l'Ermitage, Paris. Festival Onze heures onze.

12 MAY DEEP FORD Robin Fincker, Benoît Delbecq, Sylvain Darifourcq. Atelier du Plateau, Résidence Benoît Delbecq et Bureau de Son.

13 MAY PATIENTE 66, prémices d'un opéra. De Dorothée Zumstein et Benoît Delbecq. Avec Anne Benoît, Sarah Vermande, Dorothée Zumstein,
Antonin-Trio Hoang, Kim Myrh,  Miles Perkin, Steve Argüelles, Benoît Delbecq. ____ 20:00
__Résidence Benoît Delbecq et Bureau de Son__

14 MAY PATIENTE 66, prémices d'un opéra. De Dorothée Zumstein et Benoît Delbecq. Avec Anne Benoît, Elise Caron, Claudia Solal,
Antonin-Trio Hoang, Kim Myrh,  Miles Perkin, Steve Argüelles, Benoît Delbecq. ____ 17:00 _Résidence Benoît Delbecq et Bureau de Son___

15-17 MAY  MEDUSA BEATS - with Jonas Burgwinkel, Petter Eldh and Benoît Delbecq. Recording in the WDR studios.

26 MAY  Delbecq's CNSMD workshop - travaux personnels des élèves des classes de jazz du CNSMD sous la direction de Benoît Delbecq. Le Triton, Les Lilas, 20h.

14  JUN DELBECQ 4 The Conversation - a new quartet with Mark Turner, John Hébert, and Gerald Cleaver. The Jazz Standard, NYC.
We recorded at Trading8s Studio NJ on June 15.


17  JUN Gordon GRDINA, François HOULE, Kenton LOEWEN and Benoît Delbecq - a new quartet ! Ghost Lights (Songlines) CD launch in Paris, Galerie Paul Fort, 20h.

20-25 JUN Mixing various projects at PlushSpace Paris, including duo with Jody Pou, duo with Claudia Solal, Delbecq 4.

01 JUL  CLAUDIA SOLAL AND BENOIT DELBECQ - our first duo concert at Wolfi Jazz (Strasbourg), 4pm.

20 JUL MARC DUCRET AND BENOIT DELBECQ - Narbonne, Festival Musiques au Présent, 8pm.

26 JUL  EDWARD PERRAUD SYNAESTHETIC TRIP - with Bart Marris, Benoît Delbecq, Arnault Cuisinier and Edward Perraud. Vagues de Jazz, les Sables d'Ollone.

30 JUL MARIO COSTA TRIO with Marc Ducret and Benoît Delbecq, Porto. Also recording for Clean Feed.

02 AUG EDWARD PERRAUD SYNAESTHETIC TRIP - with Bart Marris, Benoît Delbecq, Arnault Cuisinier and Edward Perraud. Manchester Jazz Festival.

03 AUG PLUG AND PRAY - with Jozef Dumoulin and Benoît Delbecq. Middelheim Jazz Festival (BEL). Carte Blanche to Jozef, Plug and Play plays in the afternoon. Check the details.

05 AUG FOURTH LANDSCAPE WITH JODY POU - with Samuel Blaser, Benoît Delbecq, Gerry Hemingway, and singer Jody Pou. A special project at Valère Chapel, Sion (CH) with the oldest playable organ in the world.

05 SEP MANASONICS + THE RECYCLERS -with Steve Argüelles, Nicolas Becker, Christophe "Disco" Minck and Benoît Delbecq. Launch of "Foley", the new Manasonics disc (dStream 103) on our label dStream. "Davout" by The Recyclers will be launched late 2017. JAZZ A LA VILLETTE, UNDER THE RADAR series, Studio de l'Ermitage Paris, 20h.



___________ R E C E N T   R E L E A S E S

2017

Ghost lights
GHOST LIGHTS
Gordon Grdina, François Houle, Kenton Loewen, Benoît Delbecq. Recorded at Air Life Studios Vancouver, June 2016.
(Songlines)




CF

PLUG AND PRAY
Evergreens
Benoît Delbecq, piano, bass station, keys, e-drumming
Jozef Dumoulin
, Rhodes, bass station, keys, e-drumming
dStream 102, dist. l'AUTRE DISTRIBUTION
A video by Igor Juget
Plug and Pray on DSTREAM and mail order




2016


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


Illegal Crowns
ILLEGAL CROWNS
CHOC 2016 Jazz Magazine / Jazz'man
Tylor Ho Bynum, cornet, flugehorn - Mary Halvorson, guitar - Benoît Delbecq, piano - Tomas Fujiwara, drums.
On Rogue Art. On tour in Europe NOV 12-22, 2017. Stay tuned.


2015

INK
               
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

 
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