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Manu Katche

Emmanuel 'Manu' Katche was born in St Maur des Fossés, near Paris, in 1958, though his family roots go back to Africa's Ivory Coast. He studied piano from the age of 5, switching to drums at 14 and studying classical percussion at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique de Paris. He has often said that his drum style is essentially an amalgam of African rhythm concepts and classical drumming, illuminated by the in-the-moment interaction of jazz. “When I play jazz I get called a 'rock drummer'. When I do rock projects, critics write about 'the jazz drummer Manu Katché'. But I'm just being myself, trying to be innovative as the music is played, and I guess that is more of a 'jazz' attitude.”

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Unstatic
Unstatic
Anteprima Productions
2016
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Touchstone for Manu
Touchstone for Manu
ECM Records
2015
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Manu Katche: Touchstone for Manu
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ECM Records
2015
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Live in concert
Live in concert
ACT Music
2015
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Manu Katche
Manu Katche
ECM Records
2012
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Third Round
Third Round
ECM Records
2010
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