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In jazz as elsewhere, the value fortunately not expect the number of years. Twenty-five years only, saxophonist Baptiste Herbin
already impressed his world with a first album, Brother Stoon ,
consisting mostly of original compositions sounding like a first musical
autobiography. We could talk about hard-bop to Charlie Parker, sound
crisp and ultra- precise. Admittedly Baptiste Herbin has surrounded the
leading French specialists who have earlier seen in the young prodigy a
kind of rare bird.
Nominated in the 2013 “Victoires du jazz”, young virtuoso Baptiste
Herbin has a stunning mastery of all registers, with a liquid-gold
sound. His language continues the tradition of Be-Bop.
Baptiste Herbin is part of his love of jazz musicians who study its
traditions, he is a fan of Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Kenny
Garrett, the better to escape or at least give vent to his inspirations
. In his first Brother Soon album released in September 2012, the young
virtuoso demonstrates his mastery bewildering of all registers of the
viola . The high-flying quartet met here sustains his original
compositions and a sublime cover of An Island of Brel demonstrating a
promising openness …
Official site: www.baptisteherbin.com
Interférences (Just Looking Productions, 2016)
Brother Stoon (Just Looking Productions, 2012)