Jean-Louis Matinier

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Matinier at the Jeux Doubles concert on December 15, 2018 in the Forum Merzhausen
Jean-Louis Matinier recording CD (Ulm, Dec. 2008)

Jean-Louis Matinier (* 1963 in Nevers , France ) is one of the leading contemporary accordion players in the field of jazz and world music .

life and work

Matinier studied classical music, then turned to jazz and other forms of improvised music. From 1989 to 1991 he played in the Orchester National de Jazz under Claude Barthélémy . Matinier apparently effortlessly overcomes the boundaries between (“imaginary”) folklore , swinging grooves and neo-impressionistic innovation.

His playing style is strongly influenced by the attitude of a European, chamber music jazz; Due to its specific take on the accordion tradition, the music also has a relaxing effect. His compositions are imaginative and he uses his instrument in many ways. Matinier usually performs with other instrumentalists, such as Renaud Garcia-Fons , who not only accompanies him on his double bass in a very interactive duo . In Germany he was first known through appearances with Michael Riessler . Since 1999 he has accompanied Juliette Greco . Matinier has also recorded with Louis Sclavis , Gianluigi Trovesi , Michel Godard , François Couturier , Philippe Caillat , Marco Ambrosini and Anouar Brahem and is currently working with some of these musicians.

Matinier together with Michael Riessler (2018)

Discography (selection)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. meeting (jazzthing)