Manuel Rocheman comes from a family of musicians. On his mother’s side, his grandmother is a piano teacher, his grandfather a flautist, his mother plays cello and viola and his aunt the violin. His father, Lionel Rocheman (guitarist and actor), created the “Hootenanny” at the American Center in Paris, where performers came from around the world. As a 10 year old his brother gave him a wonderful record of Oscar Peterson playing solo (it was ‘Tracks’); Manuel already had his own track-record of four years of piano.
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“Manuel Rocheman’s voicings and touch are delicate, original, disciplined and swinging. One of the top French pianists on the planet” Mike Zwerin – Herald Tribune
“The one pianist Jazz can count on for life. To remember there is a wizard of the piano after Martial Solal. His name is Manuel Rocheman, he plays in a threesome and it’s terrific.” Michel Contat – Télérama
Sense of Harmony is not innate but must be learned in music as in life.
- Gérarld Arnaud
Once again you have created some beautiful music that's timeless. The title track sums up everything i love about your playing and writing
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