improvisation, avant-garde jazz
A rare family of three strings gets down to some serious improvising! All of them the best France has to offer.
Born in 1960 to a very musical Armenian family in Paris, Claude Tchamitchian started to play the contra bass on his own and studied in a conservatory only after three years of playing the jazz clubs.
Improvising is close to his heart, although he has composed a lot for theatre and dance companies, also classical music. He has worked with many famous jazz musicians, like Jimmy Giuffre, Barre Philips,
Henri Texier, Joe McPhee and Linda Sharrock. In Pori he also performs in a bass duo with the Finnish Uffe Krokfors.
Viola player Guillaume Roy is a founding member of Quatuor IXI, who charmed their Pori audience a few years ago. His delicate string art has been heard in bands by Hasse Poulsen, Marc Ducret, Denis Colin,
Eric Brochard, Didier Petit and countless other French jazz artists. He has composed a lot for various theatre productions.
For cellist Vincent Courtois see Vincent Courtois Quartet.