Henri Texier Sand Quintet (FR)
"Follow the car ahead," the man said and got into the taxi. A jazz tune played on the car's radio. You know the rest…. The music of French bass ace, Henri Texier, emerges from a classical starting point: its roots are deep in the cool jazz and modal jazz traditions, but the implementation is unique. A solo artist since 1972, Texier has, in a very French fashion, been extolling American jazz and various folk music styles and looking for a perfect mix of those influences, but always remembering the importance of the tune. The same determination is true of Texier's percussive and functional bass aesthetics, where he delivers clear lines with delicate tonal details. Such aesthetics draw you towards effortless spiritual experience.
On this year's Sand Woman album, Texier and a new acoustic band play both new material and his old numbers. The project has been promoted by the renowned electronic music artist Bonobo's remix version of Texier's Les La’s-Bas, which has reached millions of listeners.
On Pakkahuone stage two Texiers will appear, when son Sébastian Texier plays alto saxophone and clarinet.
There is nothing like a balance between serenity and a continuing hunger for more, both features the ever youthful bass driver Henri Texier.
- Henri Texier - double bass
- Sébastien Texier - alto sax, clarinets
- Vincent Lê Quang - tenor & soprano sax
- Manu Codja - guitar
- Gautier Garrigue - drums
- Charles Caratini - sound