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Direction: Yves Faure
Genre: Concert
Duration: 70 minutes


Philippe Garcia, aka Pipon, is an emblematic figure making very urban electronic compositions, using the purest jazz tradition to make hybridisations he masters like a wizard. After spending many years in Turkey, this outstanding musician of classical training went to jazz alongside Don Cherry and Barre Philips. Then he was one of those who initiated the fusion of jazz and electronica – drum’n’bass, creating afterwards the Cosmik Connection in 1997. The drummer-composer and sample-king has played with Truffaz, Michel Benita or Laurent De Wilde among many others in the jazz galaxy, before he became Kptain Planet.

Always very active and inventive, the Lyon-native Pipon Garcia now performs in trio with two other great figures. With Tibo Soulas, a complete artist who first played trumpet before he turned to double bass and put his talent at the service of La Velle or Stéphane Belmondo. An inescapable voice joined this formidable rhythmic couple; Sir Jean, the charismatic singer of Wolof origin who marked the main dub and afro-electro bands over the past two decades, from Meï Teï Shô to Le Peuple de l’Herbe, from Ezekiel to Zenzile or Brain Damage or NMB Brass Band… In short a dream team in order to sculpt the original chaos and give a contemporary dimension to Pipon’s very urban compositions on which committed lyrics graft. Sir Jean’s mystical and mesmerizing incantations dropped on the drummer’s eery samples switch between frantic furies and mind-blowing intimism. An amazing performance that will thrill the curious minds.


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