PIERRE DE BETHMANN QUARTET
A quartet as a complete world, based on both deep personal musical writing and intense collective play, two key ideas to face with a smile all aspects of a post-pandemic world, its uncertainty, its violence, and maybe its promises.
Thus, during multiple duo sessions, Pierre de Bethmann and Antoine Paganotti rediscovered themselves as neighbors at the end of the very first lockdown period, impatiently waiting for the moment to call Simon Tailleu, pillar of the Médium Ensemble, and David El Malek, immense partner of the ilium years, whose tenor playing has long established himself as one of the strongest voices of contemporary European jazz.
A complete world then, made of more or less expected forms, more or less tame melodic lines, more or less complex harmonies and rhythms... "and yet it sure swings". At least it's the way these four personalities feel about it, as they both share the love of a deep musical culture, as much as faith in a possible artistic future, together above all.
Perhaps also to recall the profound nature of art, even in a post-modern slump, as a source of emotion as much as of freedom, accepting all mysteries of existence to allow joy.
Spring 2023 : Reissue of GO (originally released in 2012 by Nocturne / Plus Loin)
2023 - 2024 : two new albums to come
Pierre de Bethmann, born in 1965 in Paris, was awarded Grand Prix Jazz de l'Académie Charles Cros 2016, Victoires du Jazz 2008, Django Reinhardt Prize 2004 (French Musician of the Year), Django d'Or 1998 (Prysm, Ensemble of the Year), and First Prize at Concours de La Défense 1994. He has teached at CNSMDP since 2008 (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris).
|Fri 13 January 2023||Aix en Provence||Le Petit Duc|
|Sat 15 October 2022||Lagny sur Marne||Festival Automne Jazz|
|Thu 7 July 2022||Thionville||Festival JazzPote|
|Fri 13 May 2022|
Sat 14 May 2022
|Tue 23 November 2021|
Wed 24 November 2021
|Tue 18 May 2021||Aix en Provence||Le Petit Duc|
|Wed 4 December 2013||Nantes||Pannonica|
|Tue 3 December 2013||Paris||Sunside-Sunset|
|Sat 20 July 2013||Montpellier||Théâtre d'O|
|Thu 27 June 2013||Wolfisheim||Festival|
|Fri 29 March 2013||Rennes||19.88|
|Tue 29 January 2013||Paris||Sunside-Sunset|
|Tue 11 December 2012||Cergy Pontoise||Théâtre des Arts|
|Fri 16 November 2012||Strasbourg||Club TJP|
|Thu 15 November 2012||Marseille||Cri du Port|
|Thu 11 October 2012|
Sat 13 October 2012
Current musiciansPierre de Bethmann p, kb
David El-Malek ts
Simon Tailleu b
Antoine Paganotti dms
- Jazz Japan // Import Disc Review
- Jazz News // Le jeu de go sans l'ego
- Citizen Jazz // Pierre de Bethmann - GO
- Paris Jazz Club // Selection
- Music Story // Critic
- Jazz News // Indispensable
- Jazz Magazine // Portrait
- Jazz Magazine // Choc
- Libération // Six CDs de grâce