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Laurent Bonnot

Bassiste

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From his native village of Moulins- Engilbert in the Bourgogne- Franche- Compté region to the Parisian capital, the bassist, the son of an accordionist has a deep understanding of musical practices and knowledge. Steeped in traditional music, he learnt the violin at the age of 6. Once introduced to classical music, his horizons are broadened and he diversifies his practice and chooses his second instrument: the guitar. After graduating with a masters degree from the Conservatoire de Dijon, this young man continues to crave musical knowledge. He studied Latin at L’Isaac and The Big Band arrangement techniques at University. Determined, he moved to Paris to follow the jazz courses at the CIM and then to study at the Didier Lockwood Music Centre. He started playing the bass guitar at the age of 25, which then became his instrument of choice. This quest for learning and know-how gives him a solid foundation that allows him to play through his music encounters using very different styles, whilst maintaining a very personal technique and sound aesthetic. After 6 years of touring and some 350 performances in the mostly pop-rock world, he decided to devote himself to his own music. He released his first album “The Time of Monsters” in 2015 at the time when the great names of Jazz (Dave Liebman, Emmanuel Bex) and well-known musicians of the French scene (Raphaële Atlan, Romain Pilon, David Venitucci, Anthony Jambon) rub shoulders. The first album, noted for its’ seal of originality, reveals all the harmonic and melodic richness of the compositions. Laurent displays a unique language combining chord play, atypical right-hand techniques and transforms the role of the conventional bars to that usually expressed by a solo instrument. In his second album “Hermit’s Dream” released by the label Durance in 2016, freedom is the order of the day and the bass speaks on an equal footing with Serge Lazarevitch’s guitar, Laurent Dehors’ clarinet and the voice or bugle of Médéric Collignon. These two albums have very good reviews in the specialized print and digital press (Djam, JazzNews, la Chronique Littéraire, Soufflebleu, Notes de Jazz, Culturejazz...) His third album “Black Lion” released by Jazz Family in 2018 is recorded in sexet with Manu Codjia, Pierre de Bethmann, Sylvain Beuf, Pierrick Pédron and Franck Agulhon. Alongside the ‘tenors’ of French Jazz, this album highlights all the subtlety of Laurent Bonnots writing and reinforces the unique side of his aesthetic. In December 2019, Laurent Bonnot recorded “Oscar’s songs”, a quartet with the great American pianist Marc Copland, the Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez and the Bulgarian trombonist Gueorgui Kornazov. This new album affirms the unique and identifiable sound of Laurent Bonnot incorporating his harmonic and compositional researches.

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Laurent Bonnot’s CD contains predominantly his own compositions. “The Time of Monsters” brings together two guitarists, well known in French jazz, Romain Pilon and Anthony Jambon, as well as drummer and percussionist Gautier Moine. A host of renowned guests join them for some of the songs. Dave Liebman on the soprano sax and the singer Raphaële Atlan, the Hammond organist Emmanuel Bex, the accordionist David Venitucci and the drummer Antonin Violot. “Hermits dreams” opens our minds. The curious music and metrics bring forth a new landscape from our liberated imagination. Hermitic music at the beginning takes several listenings to in order to unravel the mystery. Whatever the ambience of the piece, the amazing mastery of Serge Lazarevitch can be found. Laurent Dehors on clarinet and bass clarinet, both reunites and perplexes all our experiences of jazz alongside Médéric Collignon on trumpet, bugle and scat. An afternoon united with the bassist for an amazing journey. Always well accompanied in this electric, colourful and varied CD “Black Lion”, Laurent Bonnot plays in a sextet, a sophisticated jazz fusion with a catchy groove and heady melodies. He is supported by a breath-taking cast made up of the masterful Manu Codjia on guitar, the remarkable Sylvain Beuf and Pierrick Pédron, respectively on the alto and tenor saxophones, the excellent Pierre de Bethmann on piano, Fender Rhodes and the valued Franck Agulhon on drums. The bassist offers 9 demanding compositions combining the latin spirit with the codes of improvisation and blending the compositional study with the flexibility of virtuoso training.

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Laurent Bonnot’s CD contains predominantly his own compositions. “The Time of Monsters” brings together two guitarists, well known in French jazz, Romain Pilon and Anthony Jambon, as well as drummer and percussionist Gautier Moine. A host of renowned guests join them for some of the songs. Dave Liebman on the soprano sax and the singer Raphaële Atlan, the Hammond organist Emmanuel Bex, the accordionist David Venitucci and the drummer Antonin Violot. “Hermits dreams” opens our minds. The curious music and metrics bring forth a new landscape from our liberated imagination. Hermitic music at the beginning takes several listenings to in order to unravel the mystery. Whatever the ambience of the piece, the amazing mastery of Serge Lazarevitch can be found. Laurent Dehors on clarinet and bass clarinet, both reunites and perplexes all our experiences of jazz alongside Médéric Collignon on trumpet, bugle and scat. An afternoon united with the bassist for an amazing journey. Always well accompanied in this electric, colourful and varied CD “Black Lion”, Laurent Bonnot plays in a sextet, a sophisticated jazz fusion with a catchy groove and heady melodies. He is supported by a breath-taking cast made up of the masterful Manu Codjia on guitar, the remarkable Sylvain Beuf and Pierrick Pédron, respectively on the alto and tenor saxophones, the excellent Pierre de Bethmann on piano, Fender Rhodes and the valued Franck Agulhon on drums. The bassist offers 9 demanding compositions combining the latin spirit with the codes of improvisation and blending the compositional study with the flexibility of virtuoso training.

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Laurent Bonnot’s CD contains predominantly his own compositions. “The Time of Monsters” brings together two guitarists, well known in French jazz, Romain Pilon and Anthony Jambon, as well as drummer and percussionist Gautier Moine. A host of renowned guests join them for some of the songs. Dave Liebman on the soprano sax and the singer Raphaële Atlan, the Hammond organist Emmanuel Bex, the accordionist David Venitucci and the drummer Antonin Violot. “Hermits dreams” opens our minds. The curious music and metrics bring forth a new landscape from our liberated imagination. Hermitic music at the beginning takes several listenings to in order to unravel the mystery. Whatever the ambience of the piece, the amazing mastery of Serge Lazarevitch can be found. Laurent Dehors on clarinet and bass clarinet, both reunites and perplexes all our experiences of jazz alongside Médéric Collignon on trumpet, bugle and scat. An afternoon united with the bassist for an amazing journey. Always well accompanied in this electric, colourful and varied CD “Black Lion”, Laurent Bonnot plays in a sextet, a sophisticated jazz fusion with a catchy groove and heady melodies. He is supported by a breath-taking cast made up of the masterful Manu Codjia on guitar, the remarkable Sylvain Beuf and Pierrick Pédron, respectively on the alto and tenor saxophones, the excellent Pierre de Bethmann on piano, Fender Rhodes and the valued Franck Agulhon on drums. The bassist offers 9 demanding compositions combining the latin spirit with the codes of improvisation and blending the compositional study with the flexibility of virtuoso training.

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Laurent Bonnot’s CD contains predominantly his own compositions. “The Time of Monsters” brings together two guitarists, well known in French jazz, Romain Pilon and Anthony Jambon, as well as drummer and percussionist Gautier Moine. A host of renowned guests join them for some of the songs. Dave Liebman on the soprano sax and the singer Raphaële Atlan, the Hammond organist Emmanuel Bex, the accordionist David Venitucci and the drummer Antonin Violot. “Hermits dreams” opens our minds. The curious music and metrics bring forth a new landscape from our liberated imagination. Hermitic music at the beginning takes several listenings to in order to unravel the mystery. Whatever the ambience of the piece, the amazing mastery of Serge Lazarevitch can be found. Laurent Dehors on clarinet and bass clarinet, both reunites and perplexes all our experiences of jazz alongside Médéric Collignon on trumpet, bugle and scat. An afternoon united with the bassist for an amazing journey. Always well accompanied in this electric, colourful and varied CD “Black Lion”, Laurent Bonnot plays in a sextet, a sophisticated jazz fusion with a catchy groove and heady melodies. He is supported by a breath-taking cast made up of the masterful Manu Codjia on guitar, the remarkable Sylvain Beuf and Pierrick Pédron, respectively on the alto and tenor saxophones, the excellent Pierre de Bethmann on piano, Fender Rhodes and the valued Franck Agulhon on drums. The bassist offers 9 demanding compositions combining the latin spirit with the codes of improvisation and blending the compositional study with the flexibility of virtuoso training.

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Laurent Bonnot’s CD contains predominantly his own compositions. “The Time of Monsters” brings together two guitarists, well known in French jazz, Romain Pilon and Anthony Jambon, as well as drummer and percussionist Gautier Moine. A host of renowned guests join them for some of the songs. Dave Liebman on the soprano sax and the singer Raphaële Atlan, the Hammond organist Emmanuel Bex, the accordionist David Venitucci and the drummer Antonin Violot. “Hermits dreams” opens our minds. The curious music and metrics bring forth a new landscape from our liberated imagination. Hermitic music at the beginning takes several listenings to in order to unravel the mystery. Whatever the ambience of the piece, the amazing mastery of Serge Lazarevitch can be found. Laurent Dehors on clarinet and bass clarinet, both reunites and perplexes all our experiences of jazz alongside Médéric Collignon on trumpet, bugle and scat. An afternoon united with the bassist for an amazing journey. Always well accompanied in this electric, colourful and varied CD “Black Lion”, Laurent Bonnot plays in a sextet, a sophisticated jazz fusion with a catchy groove and heady melodies. He is supported by a breath-taking cast made up of the masterful Manu Codjia on guitar, the remarkable Sylvain Beuf and Pierrick Pédron, respectively on the alto and tenor saxophones, the excellent Pierre de Bethmann on piano, Fender Rhodes and the valued Franck Agulhon on drums. The bassist offers 9 demanding compositions combining the latin spirit with the codes of improvisation and blending the compositional study with the flexibility of virtuoso training.

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