Born: March 28, 1979 Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3
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......
ABOUT THE ALBUM Upbeats (Double Moon Records, 2012)
«A very fun recording, featuring a quartet of organ, guitar, drums, and bass. Plenty of groove, some swing, a ballad or two, and some straight-ahead tunes that veer off into exhilarating directions. An album easy to bounce along to. The vocal harmonization on “Kairos” is just thrilling. This album is a very neat surprise. Find of the Week» 17DOTS.COM/ EMUSIC
ABOUT THE ALBUM Playground (Must Record,
« Music is without a doubt, fluid. There is fluidity in this recording. It is a quintessential quality, structuring the phrasing and organizing the relationships amongst musicians. There are also colors and original tones, giving it an identity, making this music unique. Matthieu Marthouret's great talent also plays a large part, melodiously experimenting with great elegance. He certainly is gifted. I wish Matthieu a long and prosperous musical career! »
Liner notes written by Emmanuel Bex (Pianist, organist and composer, one of the most impressive figures of european jazz, fellow musician of Barney Willen, Babick Reinhardt, Philip Catherine…).
« This jazz is played with great harmony by musicians from a generation that listened to Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson before listening to Jimmy Smith, Larry Young, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Larry Goldings only to mention organists . Pleasantly convincing! » (Culture Jazz)
« The fluidity of the quartet’s music cannot be rivalled. The pieces follow one another like a priceless string of pearls. » (Paris on the move)
« He is sitting at his Hammond B3 organ, leading the way. And for a little over fifty-seven minutes, musical magic takes over. (Paris on the move)
« Marthouret tames groove and soul, or rather, befriends them, so that they do not need to scream or cry to exist. » (Les dernières nouvelles du jazz)
« Sam Barsh, Matthew Marthouret, Jared Gold and Gary Versace are four organists who each in his own way, confirms the influence of Larry Young. Marthouret tackles the instrument in a quiet way and reveals the warmth of its tone, with a repertoire of his own. His pieces emphasize different levels of melody, with clever arrangments » (Jazz Magazine-Jazzman)
« The spirit of dance can be felt throughout this album. It is not so frequent in jazz. Let’s not spoil the fun. Let’s come and play on Matthew Marthouret Organ Quartet’s « Playground » ». (Le jarsjasejazz)
Upbeats (Double Moon Records, 2012)
Playground (Must Record, 2009)
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Organ, Hammond B3
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.