Power Tree [Nocturne]

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All Music Guide - David R. Adler
Bassist François Moutin and drummer Louis Moutin are twins and aspiring jazz heavyweights from France. (François relocated to New York in 1996.) Power Tree follows up a disc they co-led as the Moutin Quartet in the mid-'90s. François returned to Paris for the 2000 session, joining his brother as well as pianist Baptiste Trotignon and tenor/soprano saxophonist Sylvain Beuf on nine splashy, involved compositions. Louis Moutin penned three of them: the intricate 5/4 "Free Climbing," the energetic swinger "A Batons Rompus," and the closing, funk-fusiony "Song for a Cat." François brought in the elegant ballad "Flying Bridge," while the edgy "Africa" (in a 15/8 triplet feel) ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David R. Adler
Bassist François Moutin and drummer Louis Moutin are twins and aspiring jazz heavyweights from France. (François relocated to New York in 1996.) Power Tree follows up a disc they co-led as the Moutin Quartet in the mid-'90s. François returned to Paris for the 2000 session, joining his brother as well as pianist Baptiste Trotignon and tenor/soprano saxophonist Sylvain Beuf on nine splashy, involved compositions. Louis Moutin penned three of them: the intricate 5/4 "Free Climbing," the energetic swinger "A Batons Rompus," and the closing, funk-fusiony "Song for a Cat." François brought in the elegant ballad "Flying Bridge," while the edgy "Africa" (in a 15/8 triplet feel) and the heated, Michael Brecker-esque "Toutes Directions" are brotherly co-creations. François Moutin also arranged three songs by French singer Georges Brassens; Sylvain Beuf turns in a fine soprano cadenza on "Je M'Suis Fait Tout P'Tit," engages Louis Moutin in a fierce tenor/drum dialogue on "Les Copains D'Abord," then yields the floor to Trotignon's galloping piano on "Le Gorille." (The latter two songs are performed as a medley.) Both brothers combine prodigious technique and flexible, passionate feel. François Moutin's bass chops are practically unparalleled; his facility in the highest register allows him to double melodies and sound almost like a guitar.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2006
  • Label: Plus Loin Music
  • UPC: 826596003481
  • Catalog Number: 348
  • Sales rank: 356,101

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Moutin Reunion Quartet Primary Artist
Sylvain Beuf Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Baptiste Trotignon Piano
Louis Moutin Drums
François Moutin Contrabass (Vocal), Upright Bass
Technical Credits
Louis Moutin Composer
Renaud Barès Design Graphics
Florent Dupuis Audio Production
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