Christophe Dal Sasso

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Christophe Dal Sasso (born August 8, 1968 in Hyères ) is a French jazz composer , arranger and big band leader.

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Dal Sasso began playing in the local harmony orchestra at the age of eight ; he first learned the trumpet . From 1985 to 1989 he played jazz in Tony Petrucciani's band and was a member of various local bands. In 1990 he moved to Paris, where he studied arrangement with Ivan Jullien . He also worked as a trumpeter for Mambomania . In 2001 he switched from trumpet to flute.

He played regularly with his own big band in the Paris club "Sunset". In his Big Band, the brothers Stéphane Belmondo and Lionel Belmondo , Sophie Alour , the pianist Laurent Fickelson, the drummer Philippe Soirat , the saxophonist and flutist Guillaume Naturel , Gilles Naturel , the horn player Francois Christin, the alto saxophonist Dominique Mandin, the trumpeter Laurent Agnes and the trombonist Jerry Edward.

He arranged u. a. for the Belmondo brothers, for example on their album with Yusef Lateef "Influence".

On the Nocturne label, he recorded the albums "Ouverture" (2004), with his big band, and "Exploration" (2006). The latter recorded by a nonet with David Liebman , Pierre de Bethmann , David El Malek, Thomas Savy and Franck Agulhon; mostly with his own compositions, partly influenced by (like "Ouverture") by 20th century classical music (here twelve-tone music, Lili Boulanger ) and George Russell . His orchestration of Coltrane's A Love Supreme for Big Band was premiered at the Jazz à Marciac Festival in 2009 and released on CD in 2014.

In 2005 he received the Django d'Or (France) for composition.

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