Faada Freddy album release

Posted on 22/03/2015

Close to three years since we began work on this project in Dakar in the summer of 2012. But the day has come, the album came out this morning, and has made a solid entry into the French iTunes album top 10. So many talented and beautiful people put work into these recordings. Hats off to Malick N’Diaye and the Think Zik label for having the courage and the patience to make these kinds of projects happen. If you can, don’t hesitate to get your copy on iTunes and support the project, click here. Physical CDs still exist, too, click here.

Some previous posts about this project: Dakar, Dakar II, Dakar – Basel, Faada Live.






Nolwenn Acoustic Tour

Posted on 22/03/2015


I’m replacing my friend Fred Renaudin for a month with Nolwenn Leroy on her acoustic tour. It’s a very minimal setup: Piano/Wurlitzer, François Delfin on acoustic guitars and Kevin Camus on various Celtic instruments. It’s cool to play in this scaled-down setting with these talented people, and the rooms are gorgious, like the Opera of Vichy, where we’re playing tonight. 

Project Studio 2015

Posted on 02/02/2015

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Some new members in the gear family recently, including an MS-20 mini, a Clavinet and a Hohner Atlantic IV accordion. My RE-201 Space Echo and Leslie 760 are back from a long coma, too, thanks to Stephane Archambault. And my friend Marc Chouarain’s Therevox 4 is temporarily visiting the studio.

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Yael Naïm

Posted on 30/01/2015

The incredible Yael Naïm. New EP out today, new album in March. I was fortunate to tour with her in 2008, and it was just unbelievable to listen to her every night. Such a gifted singer, pianist, composer and all-round musical being. Check out this extraordinary acoustic session:

Reznor, Zimmer, Elfman, Powell, Beltrami

Posted on 08/01/2015

Highly interesting roundtable discussion with some of the best of the Hollywood composers. Though they ultimately achieve astonishing, brilliant work, the path that leads them there includes at least the same amount of anxiety, procrastination, doubt, politics, poor communication, time management difficulties and stress as what anyone else experiences.


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