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Baptiste Trotignon

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Biography
In the early 2000s, Baptiste Trotignon stole the show on the jazz scene in France with two piano trio albums that have revealed him to the public and earned him numerous awards.

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With his experience, many meetings and research, he decided to return in 2014 to the formula which represents for all piano player the most conducive to all freedoms and innovations : a true "power trio" high flight on bass his stalwart partner Thomas Bramerie, and drums, the American master of groove Jeff Ballard, accustomed to sharing the stage with the greatest masters of the piano (Brad Mehldau of course but also Chick Corea, Danilo Perez, Ray Charles...).

Within this new band, he offers a modern and inventive repertoire, while remaining attached to the basics of the groove, inserting sparingly few pinches of Electronics and putting all his skills as an inspired composer into a rich, communicative, lyrical and strong music in the zeitgeist...

Discography
Chimichurri – 2016 (Sony)
Hit – 2014 (Naïve)
Dusk is a quiet place – 2013 (Naïve)
Song, Song, Song – 2012 (Naïve)
For a While – 2011 (Naïve)
Suite... – 2010 (Naïve)
Share – 2009 (Naïve)
Fool Time – 2007 (Naïve)
Flower Power – 2006 (Naïve)
B. Trotignon / D. El-Malek – 2005 (Naïve)
Solo II - 2005 (Naïve)
Solo – 2003 (Naïve)
Sightseeing – 2001 (Naïve)
Fluide – 2000 (Naïve)

Awards
2011 : Grand Sacem Award
2003 : Victoires du Jazz - “French Revelation of the Year”
2002 : Award of the City of Paris - International Martial Solal Competition
2001 : Django d’or – “Newcomer for a First Album”
2001 : Django Reinhardt Award for “Jazzman of the Year”

Featurings
Alban Darche, Alex Tassel, Alexandre Tharaud, Aldo Romano, Ambrose Akinmusire, Albert Mangelsdorff, André Ceccarelli, Angelique Kidjo, Anne Gastinel, Archie Shepp, Ari Hoenig, Bill Mobley, Bireli Lagrène, Bob Hurst, Bojan Z, Brad Mehldau, Christian Escoudé, Claude Nougaro, David El-Malek, David Murray, Didier Lockwood, Donald Harrison, Dré Pallemaerts, Elisabeth Kontomanou, Eric Harland, Eric Le Lann, Eric Le Sage, Enrico Rava, Fabrizio Bosso, Francois et Louis Moutin, Geoffroy Tamisier, Glenn Ferris, Gregory Hutchinson, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Jean Fauque, Jean Toussaint, Jean-Loup Longnon, Jeanette Lindstrom, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Jeremy Pelt, Kenny Wheeler, Laika Fatien, Leon Parker, Lionel Belmondo, Malik Mezzadri, Manu Katché, Mark Turner, Michel Portal, Milton Nascimento, Miossec, Nicholas Angelich, Reggie Washington, Riccardo Del Fra, Rick Margitza, Russell Malone, Stéphane Belmondo, Stefano Di Battista, Sylvain Beuf, Tom Harrell