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.
- Dave Friedman / Anthony Cox / Matinier: Another World (Intuition 1997)
- Renaud Garcia-Fons & Jean-Louis Matinier: Fuera ( Enja 1999; German Record Critics' Award )
- Confluences with Renaud Garcia-Fons, Bobby Rangell , Nelson Veras (Enja 2003)
- Jean-Louis Matinier / Marco Ambrosini: Inventio (ECM, 2014)
- Tarkovsky Quartet - Nuit Blanche (ECM, 2017), with François Couturier, Jean-Marc Larché , Anja Lechner
- Jean-Louis Matinier & Kevin Seddiki : Rivages (ECM, 2020)
- Jean-Louis Matinier at Allmusic (English)
- Jean-Louis Matinier at Discogs (English)
- Works by and about Jean-Louis Matinier in the catalog of the German National Library
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French accordion player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1963|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Nevers , France|