"First Meeting" F.M Quintet and guest:
Frederic Monino (Fretless and Acoustic Bass, Composition),Patrice Heral(Drums),Thomas Depourquery (Sax),Francesco Castellani(Trombone),Frederic Favarel (Guitar).Guest: Stefano Di Battista and Marcia Maria.
Liners notes: Steve Swallow et Alain Raemackers.
This album was awared "four stars" from "Jazzman Magazine" and was the "jazz selection in "Le Monde" Newspaper.
« I've just finished listening First Meeting with great pleasure. Congratulations on a fine piece of work. Your playing and your writing as well are rich and evocative. I also think you've assembled this recording with considerable care. All the musicians play your music with conviction and feeling ; please convey my sincere respect to them. Thanks very much for passing this music to me. »
Steve SWALLOW. Bassist and composer.
« It's rare to find an album that doesn't blackmail you with dexterity, a series of punches or with the composition, an album that is non-threatening, with no violence, either hidden or blatant. This is the case for " First Meeting " by Frederic Monino, bass player and composer, in excellent company; it's come a long way and it's arrived... An album is inevitably a story of the concert or studio sessions. In this case, it's clearly a story of musical friendship, intimacy, gentleness, respect for each other and for music.» FRANCIS MARMANDE. Le Monde.
« Having been enthusiastic about his qualities as an instrumentalist and composer so many times over the past 15 years, we had every reason to expect a real surprise from Frederic Monino's first opus. A wise premonition... The final outcome is ten meticulously blended pieces that all speak the same language, despite their different characters. Monino, with his family, that quiet strength, inviting us to his floating island. Monino, who never oversteps the mark and plays the illuminator with such skill. Never forcing, with a preference for soft colours and affable harmonies, the reeds just slightly unrestrained. A spirit of mutual understanding and freshness prevails...» JONATHAN DUCLOS-ARKILOVITCH. 4 Etoiles Jazzman.
« ...Frederic Monino is a precise instrumentalist, in the sense that every note counts. Technique, virtuosity and skill recede into the background, everything fades and gives way to the music itself. Neither the weft nor the stitches are apparent here, which you might say, is only normal. But it's important to point out that this comes at the end of a time when the demonstrative had become the rule, so many jazz discs where it's all become so easy, so stitched up... He uses the bass primarily as a musical instrument, a composition instrument. Frederic doesn't confuse style and stylistic device...an absolute success.»
Director of the "Le chant du monde" label.
A gifted bass player, Frédéric Monino, member of the National Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Laurent Cugny, regularly appears in the French and European Jazz circuit. He has multiplied his artistic collaborations as a sideman, playing everything from Mediterranean to Brazilian, traditional to variety, improvised to contemporary, and from jazz to flamenco.
His collaborations include:
Stefano di Battista, Emmanuel Bex, Antoine Herve, Didier Lockwood, Maria Schneider, Jorge Pardo, Lucky Peterson, Sylvain Luc, Louis Winsberg, Claude Barthelemy, Jean-marc Padovani, Betsy Jolas, Juliette Greco, Marcia Maria, Monica Passos, Esperanza Fernandez, Houria Aichi, Francois Jeanneau, Bobby Rangell, David Linx, Baly Othmani, Olivier Ker Ourio, Clifford Jarvis, Kevan Chemirani, Franck Tortiller, Jean-michel Pilc, Philippe Deschepper, Antonello Salis, François Laizeau, Stephane Huchard, Patrice Héral, Ramon Lopez, etc ...
His various facets as composer and inspired musician reveal the eclectic nature of his musical encounters; an abundant, wide-ranging career, resulting today, in a mature pertinent bass, dedicated to improvisation, exchange and musical quality.
He has developed a career as a leader, through his widely acclaimed debut album: « First Meeting » (2002 Le Chant du monde) with guest Stefano di Battista: 4 stars Jazzman, Jazz selection, Le Monde. Liner notes by Steve Swallow.
In 2006, his new project, « Around Jaco» is a tribute to a master worthy of the master : « Disque d'emoi », “Citizen Jazz four stars ”, Jazzman Magazine, Jazz Selection Le Monde,"Bassiste magazine", and more...
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