Renaud
Garcia-Fons

Bio

Renaud Garcia-Fons (born near Paris, 1962 ) is a double-bass player and composer, renowned for his customised 5-string bass. Garcia-Fons' father is the painter Pierre Garcia-Fons, and his family is of Catalonian origin. In the early 1980s Garcia-Fons enrolled at the Paris Conservatory; he has studied with François Rabbath who coached him in his unique technique of arco playing. Acclaimed for his melodic sense and his viola-like col arco sound, he is influenced by jazz and classical music, flamenco, new musette, and "imaginary folklore" traditions. He started playing jazz in trumpet -player Roger Guérin's band. From 1987 to 1993 he was part of a French all-double bass ensemble L'Orchestre de Contrebasses before playing in the Orchestre National de Jazz directed by Claude Barthélémy. He collaborated with jazz musicians like Jean-Louis Matinier, Michael Riessler, Nguyên Lê, and Michel Godard. He contributed to recordings of Gerardo Núñez and to Middle Eastern players such as Kudsi Erguner, Dhafer Youssef, and Cheb Mami. He is a major player on the world stage performing at music fetivals internationally, constantly guided by his conviction that it is essntial to break down the "intolerable barriers" between different kinds of music.

Renaud Garcia-Fons (born near Paris, 1962 ) is a double-bass player and composer, renowned for his customised 5-string bass. Garcia-Fons' father is the painter Pierre Garcia-Fons, and his family is of Catalonian origin. In the early 1980s Garcia-Fons enrolled at the Paris Conservatory; he has studied with François Rabbath who coached him in his unique technique of arco playing. Acclaimed for his melodic sense and his viola-like col arco sound, he is influenced by jazz and classical music, flamenco, new musette, and "imaginary folklore" traditions. He started playing jazz in trumpet -player Roger Guérin's band. From 1987 to 1993 he was part of a French all-double bass ensemble L'Orchestre de Contrebasses before playing in the Orchestre National de Jazz directed by Claude Barthélémy. He collaborated with jazz musicians like Jean-Louis Matinier, Michael Riessler, Nguyên Lê, and Michel Godard. He contributed to recordings of Gerardo Núñez and to Middle Eastern players such as Kudsi Erguner, Dhafer Youssef, and Cheb Mami. He is a major player on the world stage performing at music fetivals internationally, constantly guided by his conviction that it is essntial to break down the "intolerable barriers" between different kinds of music.

SILK MOON album release concert with Renaud Garcia-Fons and Derya Turkan.
Paris, November 11 at Studio de l'Ermitage
Geneva, November 12 at la Cité Bleue

http://www.renaudgarciafons.com

Álbum Título Alt. Duración compo/artista Descripción Palabras claves
CCB1019 Silk Moon
[CCB1019 - 1]
0 3'39 Derya Turkan, Renaud Garcia-Fons Melancholic & refined. Kemançe & double-bass. kemençe, geopolítica, Irán, Armenia, Asia Central [...]
CCB1016 Berimbass
[CCB1016 - 2]
0 6'08 Renaud Garcia-Fons Uplifting & moving. Double bass, acoustic guitar & drums. geopolítica, guitarra clásica, contrabajo , contrabajo con arco, determinado [...]
CCB1013 Bari
[CCB1013 - 3]
0 3'05 Renaud Garcia-Fons Moving & lively waltz. Double-bass & accordion. vals, contrabajo con arco, emotivo, música de feria, acordeón cromático [...]
CEZ4145 The Endless Desert
[CEZ4145 - 9]
0 5'59 Garcia-Fons, Renaud Panoramic, serious & moving. Middle-East inspiration. Bowed double-bass, percussion & [...] desierto cálido, Mundo árabe, Oriente Medio y Magreb, música del medio oriente, atmosférica [...]
CCB1036 Nove alla Turca
[CCB1036 - 1]
0 3'48 Garcia-Fons, Renaud Urgent, confident but serious. Traditional Turquish 9 beat rhythm. Double-bass & theorbo. jazz world, determinado, geopolítica, Turquía, world music [...]
CEZ4145 En El Barrio
[CEZ4145 - 3]
0 1'56 Garcia-Fons, Renaud Spanish inspired theme. Emotional & lyrical. Bowed double-bass & pizz. contrabajo con arco, artes, España, virtuoso, patrimonio [...]
CEO2030 Un Jour Comme Un Autre
[CEO2030 - 11]
0 4'00 Garcia-Fons, Renaud Melancholic & lonely French melody. Accordion, guitar & solo double-bass @ 1'44. París, acordeón cromático, cine francés, serie francesa, triste [...]
CCB1024 Palabras De Ensueno
[CCB1024 - 2]
0 7'48 Garcia-Fons, Renaud, Dorantes, David Flamenco-Jazz. Malagueña. Refined & sentimental . Piano & bowed double bass duet. malagueña, piano acústico, refinado, improvisación, jazz world [...]
CEZ4072 Los Secretos
[CEZ4072 - 6]
0 2'15 Garcia-Fons, Renaud Letras [...] Love song. Female vocal & theorbo. melancólico, cantado en español, vocal, drama social, geopolítica [...]
CEZ4072 Il Confino
[CEZ4072 - 12]
0 2'52 Garcia-Fons, Renaud Nostalgic & moving. Lute, accordion, clarinet, zarb, shaker, claves, darbouka, rik & double [...] geopolítica, traveling, melancólico, panorámico, acordeón cromático [...]
CEZ4073 Bosphore
[CEZ4073 - 1]
0 4'52 Garcia-Fons, Renaud Panoramic & inspired. Pizz & bowed double bass. contrabajo con arco, Oriente Medio y Magreb, geopolítica, grandes espacios, panorámico [...]
CEZ4072 Las Ramblas
[CEZ4072 - 4]
0 2'37 Garcia-Fons, Renaud Rhythmic introduction. Fiery & determined. Rumba flamenca @ 1'17. Zarb, goblet drum, rik, [...] rumba flamenca, geopolítica, bailable, traveling, confiado [...]
CEZ4145 Salida de Noche
[CEZ4145 - 26]
0 1'42 Garcia-Fons, Renaud Introspective & nocturnal. Spanish inspiration. Solo double-bass. contrabajo , errante, despojada, España, introspectivo [...]
CEZ4072 Jovencita
[CEZ4072 - 5]
0 3'18 Garcia-Fons, Renaud Festive & proud. Rumba flamenca. Rhythm @ 0'29. Clarinet, flamenco guitar, accordion, [...] contrabajo con arco, clarinete, confiado, geopolítica, acordeón cromático [...]
CCB1019 Kaman Tché
[CCB1019 - 4]
0 4'16 Derya Turkan, Renaud Garcia-Fons Interogative & sad. Kemançe & double-bass. contrabajo con arco, geopolítica, kemençe, Grecia, triste [...]
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