Didier Verna

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Born: April 21, 1970    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born in 1970, Didier Verna gets quickly involved in music, since he enters conservatory at the age of 5 and studies music theory for 2 years. At the age of 7, he starts learning classical percussions while continuing his theoretical studies; an opportunity for him to discover group playing and enjoy his first on-stage experiences. From this first instrumental contact with music, he will keep a sense and love for rhythm that can be heard very clearly in his playing, whether in composition or in improvisation.

At the age of 9, bored with playing without interruption the « Bolero de Ravel » on a plastic pad in order not to upset the neighborhood, he decides to try classical piano, which he will be practising for 2 years. Despite the desperate efforts of his teacher to interest him in the exclusive and daily practise of the major scale in all possible keys, he decides to change instrument, and tries classical guitar at the age of 11....
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* Congrats ! Very very good album. I like it a lot. -- Glenn Ferris
* Some beautiful Jazz guitar. -- Antoine Hervé
* Nice sounds, great playing ! -- Greg Lyons
* I think that this is great quality jazz music. -- Yves Carbonne
* Nice example of autoproduction. [...] Supported notably by Gilles Naturel's double bass, Didier Verna plays indeed straight ahead Jazz clearly influenced by Pat Metheny from whom he has the roundness of sound and the limpidity of phrases. -- Citizen Jazz
* [...] Only a part time musician (Verna's other gig is as a computer researcher) this CD definitely has a full time sound. You'd think that these guys have been on the road for years -- their sound is that tight and complimentary. Definitely a great addition to any jazz collection. -- Darryl Gregory / Indie Music
* This is a very good CD. The songs are original and good, and the musicianship outstanding. It is not overplayed, it is not underplayed, everything fits together well. [...] The sound is modern but not too abstract, very listenable and flowing, it is more straight-ahead than fusion. The solos are terrific, Verna is an outstanding jazz guitarist. His tone/sound is more like Metheny than Scofield, but his lines are his own. I'm looking forward to his next CD. -- From a customer at CDBaby
As a Leader

Didier Verna @-quartet
DVL Records
Tracks: 01; Corridor. 02; Printemptation. 03; Les Maléties. 04; Song for L.. 05; Offset Blues. 06; Paris - Nice. 07; The Hunt. 08; Mururoa (Anatoll de). 09; M. Scoff
Personnel: Didier Verna: Guitars. Gilles Naturel: Contrabass. Guillaume Naud: Piano. David Georgelet: Drums.

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@-quartet (2006)
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