Album after album, through an ever increasing number of line-ups and experiences, Alban Darche has been building a highly original, free-spirited and coherent body of work. He's the ingenious leader of the AD3 trio (with bassist Frédéric Chiffoleau and drummer Emmanuel Birault) and of Gros Cube (formerly Le Cube), a 15-strong big band featuring the finest jazz talents in the country, with several albums to its name, the latest dating from 2007 and featuring vocalist Katerine
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It holds up well under several listenings and reveals Alban Darche to not only be a fine saxophonist but a creative arranger-composer.
~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
“[…] Alban Darche formed a trio, where the musical styles rub against each other. The playing is colossal especially the powerful and inventive rhythm-section. This band reflects the personal universe of Darche, which takes a malicious pleasure to express an organic, stirring up and concise music. […] it could be the birth of a major trio. As the title of the album suggests it “trickster”, the band blurs with trick and fraud the musical boundaries
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