Moutin Reunion Quartet

Modern, swinging, grooving, melodic and communicative contemporary jazz
June 6 at 8:00 PM

For the last ten years, master drummer Louis Moutin and bass monster Francois Moutin have been co-leading the Moutin Reunion Quartet, relentlessly touring both America and Europe, performing their own original compositions with astounding partners Pierre de Bethmann on piano and Rick Margitza on tenor sax, for growingly numerous and enthusiastic audiences. They have released five albums, each of them generating lots of laudatory press and extensive airplay. For this performance, the quartet will mostly play compositions from their last album SOUL DANCERS.


“In the course of recording three albums with its current lineup, the Parisian powerhouse of brothers Francois and Louis Moutin’s Reunion Quartet has quickly established itself as one of the most creative new bands of the decade” Jennifer Odell – Downbeat – November 2010
“Over a few short years and a handful of albums, the Moutin Reunion Quartet have established themselves as one of the best working bands in Jazz history.” Michael G. Nastos - All Music Guide - April 2010

“The vibrant Moutin Reunion Quartet has delivered fiery album after fiery album since its 2002 debuts and continues on an upward trajectory” John Kelmann - All About Jazz - March 2010

“Francois Moutin is one of the giants of Jazz European Division.”
Michael J. West - Washington City Paper - April 2010

“Louis Moutin, with his hunchback drumming style and limitless chops, is a spectacular rhythm machine and should be heralded as the second coming of Elvin Jones.” Michael G. Nastos - All Music Guide - April 2010

“Perhaps most striking and innovative about this group are the roles of the brothers...”
Carolyn Heneghan - Where Y’at - May 2010

“Together the CD and DVD of Sharp Turns find the Moutin Reunion Quartet at the top of its game, a group where everyone stands out without ever sacrificing its all-important group sound”. John Kelmann - All About Jazz –Jan 2008

“The Moutin Reunion Quartet has so much to offer, and is definitely worth seeing live.”
George Harris - All About Jazz LA - Dec 2007

“François and Louis Moutin play with infinite nuance in subtle modern jazz collective in this new Sharp Turns CD and accompanying DVD (...) a message of touch, a message of love.” Dick Crockett – Bop n’ Dicks – Dec 2007

“this powerful group should always be on everyone’s priority list when they are in town”
Gilles Laheurte – JazzImprov

“the constant feeling of musical togetherness, of players deeply in touch with each others, brought everything vividly to life (...) at 44, they have transformed their brotherly into an extraordinary and admirable creative partnership”. Don Heckmann - LA Times.

“It would be hard to find two musicians more in sync than the twins”
Ted Panken - Downbeat

“The intensely powerful quartet played with the kind of total engagement that grabbed the audience from the first note (...) this will undoubtedly be one of those shows that everybody’s raving about long after the festival has ended” John Kelman – AAJ

“Rarely have I heard and seen a group whose performance was so absolutely exhilarating as the latest incarnation of the Moutin Reunion Quartet” Ed Trefzger – Jazzweek
“The group consistently shows instrumental confidence (François’ bass prowess is a marvel in itself) and a unified approach rare even among groups with all its members residing in the same postal code...” Ashley Kahn – Jazz Times

“Many things—besides the exciting, inventive way they combine straight ahead and a sort of “neo-fusion’’ jazz — make the Moutin Reunion Quartet a distinctive ensemble (...) Their music is high-energy, free-wheeling, yet also lyrical, and terrifically interactive”. Bob Protzman – Erie Times News

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