Marc Ducret

Marc Ducret is one of today’s most innovative improvisers. Marc Ducret is a self-taught musician with extraordinary talent. He doesn’t limit himself to one style and writes unique music. A unique guitarist, Marc Ducret is able to use acoustic, electric, and bass guitars. He can also play the baritone and baritone. Marc Ducret was born in Paris, 1957. He began his professional career as a bass player in various dance and rock bands. He also sang with singers and worked as a studio musician. This was his “Alma Mater” experience. He made his debut as a guitarist in 1986, playing with the Patrice Caratini Octet. He was also a member the French Orchestre National de Jazz and formed his own trio. He became a regular performer at festivals and concerts in the country and abroad. His trio released its debut album, La Theorie du Pilier, the following year. Marc Ducret quickly gained attention. He was awarded the Django Reinghardt Prize for 1987 and 1989 Jazz Hot magazine voted him the best French-jazz guitarist. In 1989, he was named a SACEM star. His career grew and he was soon a sought-after soloist abroad. Marc Ducret has been a part of the American saxophonist Tim Berne’s collaboration since 1991. Since then, he has been a member of a variety of formations, including Big Satan, Caos Totale, and Bloodcount. Marc Ducret has recoded many solo albums that were released on T.Berne‚Äôs Screwgun label. Marc Ducret is a regular member of New York Factory and one of few European musicians who regularly performs overseas. Marc Ducret also collaborates with Larry Schneider, David Friedmann, Michel Portal, Joachim Kuhn, Franco Ambrosetti, Didier Lockwood, Miroslav Vitous, Enrico Rava, Adam Nussbaum, Django Bates, David Sanborn, Joey Baron, Michel Godard, Dominique Pifarely, David Linx, Bobby Previte and many others, works with various groups, including AKA Moon, Acoustic Quartet with Louis Sclavis and Dominique Pifarely, Andy Emler quintet, Fran?ois Jeanneau orchestra Pandemonium, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Daniel Humair and Antoine Herve ensembles, Fran?ois Corneloup quartet, performs as a duo with percussionist Bobby Previte and his quartet Latin for Travelers also with Pasborg-Mockunas”Megaphone” and Pasborg-Mockunas “Toxikum”. Marc Ducret also performs solo or with his own ensembles, such as Seven Songs, which explores the music of the 1960s with a personal touch. After years of experience in similar groups, Marc Ducret created the current line-up for the trio in 1997. -Jurate Kucinskaite, Vilnius Jazz Festival

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