biographie

biographie

MatthieuMarthouret

(EN)

This musician, passionate about art in all its guises, an inspired and generous composer, dedicates much of his time to studying the language and the history of music in general, from classical to rock, to folk and more... These musical styles have always been part of his life and he considers them closely tied to each other.

Along with his role as lead musician, he regularly plays with many different musicians, accompanying them at the organ or piano, for both regular and one-off sessions. Together, they play both original repertoires and cover versions, the keywords being "exchange" and "openness".

He is without a shadow of a doubt one of the instrumentalists, composers and leader to keep an eye on in the future...


Matthieu, a pianist, organ player and composer, was born in Grenoble in the French Alps, in the same year as the release of «The Wall» and «Off the Wall», two albums that have left their mark on the history of music.

His musical journey started in the French Alps region at the beginning of the 21st century, later taking him to Lyon, New-York and finally Paris, where he currently resides.


He set up his first quartet with his older brother Guillaume, saxophonist, inspired by hard-bop and the Blue Note Records of the 60s, and quickly started playing with some of the most experienced musicians of the area.

At the same time, he studied for three years at the Chambéry conservatory, and graduated from there in 2001.


He moved to Lyon in 2000 and created the group «Talkin'About» recording two albums with them:

«Reg» (2001) and «Connections» (2005). To compensate for the frequent absence of bass players during rehearsals, it was also during this period that he started playing an instrument that he has carried on playing ever since: the Hammond organ.


Winner of the «Lavoisier scholarship» in 2002, he went to New York to study for a year at the prestigious New School University.

The year spent in total immersion in the cradle of jazz was an important step in his musical education, and gave him the chance to work with a large number of renowned musicians and teachers.

It most importantly gave him the opportunity to spend many a night discovering the incredible, bubbling music scene, attending concerts and participating in numerous jam sessions.


In 2007, while dedicating more and more of his time to composing, he launched a new project as a leader, «Matthieu Marthouret Organ Quartet».

This work led to the recording of to records «Playground» came out in October 2009 on the label Must Record and «Upbeats», released in March 2012 on the label Double Moon Records.


His fourth album as a leader, recorded in a trio format with two of the most active musicians of the european jazz scene (Toine Thys on saxophone and Gautier Garrigue on drums) plus guitarist Serge Lazarevitch as a special guest,  is due to released on oct. 7th 2016.

DISCOGRAPHIE (leader):


BOUNCE TRIO Featuring Serge Lazarevitch - Contrasts / FURTHER TRACKS EP (We See Music Records, 2017)

BOUNCE TRIO Featuring Serge Lazarevitch - CONTRASTS (We See Music Records, 2016)

BOUNCE TRIO - « Small Streams... Big Rivers » (We See Music Records, 2014)

ORGAN QUARTET - UPBEATS (Double Moon Records, 2012)

ORGAN QUARTET - PLAYGROUND (Must Record, 2009)

© 2019 - Matthieu Marthouret


(FR)

Pianiste, organiste et compositeur né à Grenoble, Matthieu a eu l’occasion de multiplier les expériences professionnelles, tant en leader qu’en sideman à Lyon, New-York ou Paris, villes où il a vécu et ainsi se produire sur de nombreuses scènes en France, Belgique, Suisse, Luxembourg, Maroc, Allemagne…


Lauréat de la bourse Lavoisier en 2002 Matthieu s’envole vers New-York pour étudier au sein de la The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music , expérience qui inscrira une étape décisive dans son parcours de musicien.
Fortement marqué par la scène contemporaine découverte lors de son séjour, c’est à cette période qu’il se mettra à l’orgue qu’il pratiquera dès lors régulièrement.


Matthieu grandit dans un milieu de mélomanes : l’étude du piano dès l’âge de sept ans, les concerts, l’écoute des disques familiaux, provoqueront ses premiers émois musicaux. Du jazz au rock et à la pop en passant par la musique classique : autant d’univers musicaux qui jalonnent depuis son parcours de musicien curieux et éclectique.


Matthieu est aujourd’hui considéré comme un spécialiste de l’orgue Hammond (quatre albums enregistrés depuis 2009 avec ses formations Organ Quartet et Bounce Trio) et contribue à en renouveler le genre en jouant sur le décloisonnement des styles et en privilégiant la musicalité aux effets instrumentaux parfois inhérents à cet instrument.


Artiste élégant et minutieux, avide de partage et de découvertes, accompagnateur attentif et généreux, Matthieu a ainsi eu l’occasion de se produire sur de nombreuses scènes, clubs et festivals en France et à l’étranger.

On peut également l’entendre dans des projets originaux, mélangeant disciplines et esthétiques comme le jazz, la chanson ou le théâtre: « Gainsbourg le jazz quand tu t’y mets », « Miles ou le coucou de Montreux », « Allez, chauffe Marcel » (autour de Jacques Brel)…


Également passionné par la pédagogie et la transmission, Matthieu développe conjointement ses activités d’artiste et de pédagogue lui permettant de mettre en oeuvre des valeurs qui lui sont chères : plaisir, création, générosité, sens du partage et ouverture…