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Michel Delville

Born: April 30, 1969    Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Michel Delville

Michel Delville is a musician, writer and lecturer born in Liège, Belgium.

His recent musical projects - most of which are signed to New York-based label MoonJune Records - include The Wrong Object, Machine Mass feat. Dave Liebman, douBt, Comicoperando, Trank Zappa Grappa in Varese and 48Cameras. He has played and recorded with Elton Dean, Dave Liebman, Annie Whitehead, Harry Beckett, Chris Cutler, Robin Verheyen, Richard Sinclair, Ed Mann, Tony Bianco, Alex Maguire, Dagmar Krause, Benoît Moerlen, Karen Mantler, Geoff Leigh, Robin Rimbaud, John Edwards, Stanley Zappa, Gilad Atzmon, and many others jazz & rock luminaries....
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Awards:

Delville was voted one of the 10 best electric guitarists of the year 2010 by Arnaldo DeSouteiro's Annual Jazz Station Poll, which also voted douBt 3rd best Instrumental Group.
Guitarist Michel Delville is quite stunning whether soloing or filling out the spaces between. Suppose you've a friend, who thinks jazz-rock an aberration and fusion noodling its inevitable nadir. Here's what you do. Strap them to a chair, put this on at full volume and leave them a few hours. If by then they still don't get it, find another friend. —Duncan Heining, Jazzwise

Irrepressible guitarist Michel Delville is at home in virtually any musical context. In a scene crowded with hotshot guitar heroes, he has an immediately identifiable sound and the maturity and pacing of his solos truly stands out. —Dave Wayne, All About Jazz

Michel Delville remains a guiding force, a highly creative electric guitarist. —Dave Lynch, All Music Guide

Michel Delville, leader and guitarist of The Wrong Object from Liege, Belgium, is writing tunes which emulate Zappa's taste for succinct idiosyncrasy and melodic lilt. In a modern music scene that regularly trundles out all the paraphernalia of intelligence (laptops, bald heads, performers, desk-tops like mad electronic laboratories), this is the real thing. —Ben Watson, HIFINEWS

Like Frisell & Torn, Delville can play all around an idea and look at it from many different angles. —ZNR

Covering Rypdal's 'Over Birkerot' Michel Delville helps the song veer off from being an out-and-out rocker akin to the original and more a search for the heart of 'Birkerot', circa 2010, with multi-layered rhythmic pulses, unwieldy guitar lines with reverb that send the music airborne. —John Ephland, Downbeat

Selected/Recent releases

Doubt (Alex Maguire/Michel Delville/Tony Bianco), Never Pet a Burning Dog
Moonjune
2010

The Wrong Object feat Stanley Jason Zappa, Live at Zappanale
Fazzul
2010


The Wrong Object, Stories from the Shed
Moonjune
2008


Alex Maguire Sextet, Brewed in Belgium
Moonjune
2008

TZGIV, More Light
Fazzul
2007

The Wrong Object feat. Harry Beckett and Annie Whitehead, Platform One
Voiceprint/Jazzprint
2007

Elton Dean & The Wrong Object, The Unbelievable Truth
Moonjune
2006 Forthcoming

Machine Mass Trio (Tony Bianco, Michel Delville, Jordi Grognard), A Knot of Dreamers
Moonjune
2011


48Cameras, So like my Father in our Fathers' Absence
Interzone
2011

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