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Vrak'Trio

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Line-up

ETIENNE LECOMTE, FLUTES & ELECTRONIC
LAURENT GUITTON, TUBA
ORIOL ROCA, DRUMS

 

Presentation

French-Catalan trio (first prize in Barcelona’s Concurs de Jazz 2007), leaded by french flute player Etienne Lecomte. Together since 2006, the trio has developed a very personal universe combining 20th century written and oral music with influences of world music, funk, avant-garde jazz, and rock.

Over the years, the trio has collaborated with other musicians, visual artists and dancers in different side projects. The Crossroad Project (2011) included spanish guitarist Jaume Pantaleón, polish saxophonist Radek Knop and finish video artist Mia Makela. After some concerts in France and Spain the album Crossroads Project (2011) was released. On 2013 Vrak Trio gathered around 60 musicians for the Romania Project, including the french Banda d’Aubergne and the romanian Nadara Transylvanian Gyspy Band for a series of concerts in Romania.
Since 2012 contemporary spanish dancer Anna Rubirola is collaborating on Vrak’s project Miró Dansant, a tribute to the catalan abstract surrealist painter Joan Miró. The project explores through movement and music a series of Joan Miró’s pictures, working methods and his approach to instant creation.

In 2016 Vrak’ Trio revisited, together with saxophonist Miguel Fernández and guitarist Albert Juan (members of MUT TRIO) the iconic Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra album The Ballad of the Fallen. this project includes again the participation of the french brass large ensemble Banda d’Aubergne.

 

Played at

During the almost ten years of existence, Vrak’ Trio has performed in many festivals in Spain, France, Italy, Romania including:
JAZZEBRE (Perpignan - fr), JAZZ A JUNAS - fr, MUSIQUE AU PRESENT (Narbonne - fr), CHARLIE FREE (Vitrolles – fr), SALLE BLEUE (Toulouse - fr), MANDALA (Toulouse - fr), ARCO Y FLECHA (Barcelone - sp), FNAC (Barcelone - sp, JAZZ MONTJUIC (Barcelone - sp), JAZZ IGUALADA - sp, EL NEGOCITO (Gent, Belgium), UNACIUFREE FESTIVAL (Sardaigne - It), TIRGU MURES (Romania), MERCAT DE MUSICA (Vic, sp), THEATRE DE LA SCENE NATIONALE (Narbonne - fr), JAMBOREE (Barcelone - sp), LES NUITS ET LES JOURS DE QUERBES (Querbes - sp)...

 

citizenjazz
Le trio fêtera ses dix ans d’existence en 2016. S’il passe par chez vous, ne ratez pas leur anniversaire ; vous le regretteriez. (Julien Aunos).

culturejazz
Belle complicité [...] pour inventer une musique vivante et captivante primée au concours de jazz de Barcelone. À découvrir sans attendre.

citizenjazz
Voilà un album qui révèle un groupe des plus prometteurs qu’il faudrait suivre et même proposer… ailleurs qu’en région. (Sophie Chambon)

b-ritmos
Habrá que estar atentos a esta formación, tienen la misma libertad de que gozaba [Henri] Threadgill en los 70 y 80 y mira donde ha llegado. (Candido Querol)

el païs
Algo así como un cruce entre el jazz de vanguardia y la filosofia zen

 

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Crossroads Project - 2008-2011

Music and live video with Finland VJ Mia Makela + Radek Knop, sax & Jaime Pantaleon, electric guitar.

 

Mirodansant - 2012 - Available

Dance - Music - Painting about Joan Miró with Catalan dancer Anna Rubirola.

 

The Ballad of the Fallen Revisited - 2015-2016...

Tribute to Charlie Haden with Mut'Trio + Young Brass band.

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