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Adrien Moignard guitarist and composer

Adrien Moignard, BETWEEN CLOUDS

Adrien Moignard -][- BETWEEN CLOUDS –Mp3– [Dreyfus Music, 2012]

Those French guys are absolutely scary, quips Simon Planting, bass player for Amsterdam Robin Nolan Trio. Backstage at the Mill Pond Arts Center in New Hampshire, the last concert stop on the trios North American tour, the conversation has turned to the thriving European jazz scene and its batch of up and coming uber-jazz guitarists.

Perhaps the scariest one of all is 23 year old Adrien Moignard, one of the featured soloists in the Selmer 607 project, a landmark album involving five Gypsy jazz-style guitarist virtuosi, each performing on one of the few Selmer petite bouche acoustic guitars still in playable condition. His spanking fresh version of Impressions an album highlight, portends greater things to come and has become a popular item on YouTube. I caught up with him at Django In June, an annual week-long music event in Northampton, Massachusetts dedicated to Gypsy jazz studies. There I had the opportunity to hang out with him a bit, take his master class and hear him in concert with his current group, Lensemble Zaiti.-[Excerpt of profile written by Bill Barnes at Jazz.com]-

::: SOURCE: Jazz.com :::