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Jean-Michel Pilc

Primary Instrument: Piano

Jean-Michel Pilc

Born in 1960 in Paris, self-taught, Jean-Michel Pilc has played with some of the best American and European jazz musicians: Roy Haynes, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Rick Margitza, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett, Lenny White, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie, Mingus Dynasty & Big Band, Lew Soloff and Richard Bona. He has also worked with Harry Belafonte, as his musical director and pianist.

While living in Europe, Jean-Michel toured in forty countries and participated in more than a dozen recordings, as well as many film scores.

Jean-Michel's desire to expand his musical experience brought him to New York City in 1995. There, he formed a trio with François Moutin (bass) and Ari Hoenig (drums). Soon, they were performing in most jazz venues in NYC, including: Blue Note, Birdland, Knitting Factory and Sweet Basil....
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”The right hand runs of jazz pianist Jean-Michel Pilc are enough to send shivers up your spine, but this Frenchman is about more than chops. His densely harmonic reinventions of standards you thought you knew clearly shows a musical genius at work.” --Eric Brace, The Washington Post

”Mr Pilc seems to have dropped from the sky fully formed, with technique and his ideas in place. He is a physical and densely harmonic player, a splashy stunner who also has a Rubik's-cube mind for chord substitutions.” --Ben Ratliff, New York Times

”...visual art references come to mind: Cubist renderings of melody in which the original is reshaped into a completely different visual perspective; the shimmering opaqueness of Impressionism in some of Pilc's lush harmonies... Pilc is a player with a future, one whose impressive work deserves far wider exposure” --Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

””Follow Me” stands a major summation of Pilc's keyboard art, which has no counterparts. Pilc ranks among today's titans of the instrument... there's more to his art than the speed, precision and power of his 10 phenomenal fingers.” --Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune (2004 10 best jazz CDs)

  • True Story

    Dreyfus Records
    2010
    BUY
  • New Dreams

    Dreyfus Records
    2008
    BUY
  • New Dreams

    Dreyfus Records
    2007
    BUY
  • Live At Iridium, New-York

    INaudible
    2005
    BUY
  • Follow Me

    Dreyfus Records
    2005
    BUY
  • Live at Iridium, New York

    Dreyfus Records
    2005
    BUY
  • Follow Me

    Dreyfus Records
    2004
    BUY
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Featured recording “True Story”

True Story
Dreyfus Records (2010)

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