Renaud
Garcia-Fons

Bio

Renaud Garcia-Fons (born near Paris, 1962 ) is a double-bass player and composer, renowned for his customised 5-string bass. Garcia-Fons' father is the painter Pierre Garcia-Fons, and his family is of Catalonian origin. In the early 1980s Garcia-Fons enrolled at the Paris Conservatory; he has studied with François Rabbath who coached him in his unique technique of arco playing. Acclaimed for his melodic sense and his viola-like col arco sound, he is influenced by jazz and classical music, flamenco, new musette, and "imaginary folklore" traditions. He started playing jazz in trumpet -player Roger Guérin's band. From 1987 to 1993 he was part of a French all-double bass ensemble L'Orchestre de Contrebasses before playing in the Orchestre National de Jazz directed by Claude Barthélémy. He collaborated with jazz musicians like Jean-Louis Matinier, Michael Riessler, Nguyên Lê, and Michel Godard. He contributed to recordings of Gerardo Núñez and to Middle Eastern players such as Kudsi Erguner, Dhafer Youssef, and Cheb Mami. He is a major player on the world stage performing at music fetivals internationally, constantly guided by his conviction that it is essntial to break down the "intolerable barriers" between different kinds of music.

Renaud Garcia-Fons (born near Paris, 1962 ) is a double-bass player and composer, renowned for his customised 5-string bass. Garcia-Fons' father is the painter Pierre Garcia-Fons, and his family is of Catalonian origin. In the early 1980s Garcia-Fons enrolled at the Paris Conservatory; he has studied with François Rabbath who coached him in his unique technique of arco playing. Acclaimed for his melodic sense and his viola-like col arco sound, he is influenced by jazz and classical music, flamenco, new musette, and "imaginary folklore" traditions. He started playing jazz in trumpet -player Roger Guérin's band. From 1987 to 1993 he was part of a French all-double bass ensemble L'Orchestre de Contrebasses before playing in the Orchestre National de Jazz directed by Claude Barthélémy. He collaborated with jazz musicians like Jean-Louis Matinier, Michael Riessler, Nguyên Lê, and Michel Godard. He contributed to recordings of Gerardo Núñez and to Middle Eastern players such as Kudsi Erguner, Dhafer Youssef, and Cheb Mami. He is a major player on the world stage performing at music fetivals internationally, constantly guided by his conviction that it is essntial to break down the "intolerable barriers" between different kinds of music.

SILK MOON album release concert with Renaud Garcia-Fons and Derya Turkan.
Paris, November 11 at Studio de l'Ermitage
Geneva, November 12 at la Cité Bleue

http://www.renaudgarciafons.com

Album Title Alt. Duration Compo/Artist Description Keywords
CCB1019 Silk Moon
[CCB1019 - 1]
0 3'39 Derya Turkan, Renaud Garcia-Fons Melancholic & refined. Kemançe & double-bass. kemençe, geopolitics, Iran, Armenia, Central Asia [...]
CCB1016 Berimbass
[CCB1016 - 2]
0 6'08 Renaud Garcia-Fons Uplifting & moving. Double bass, acoustic guitar & drums. geopolitics, classical guitar, double bass, bowed double bass, driving [...]
CCB1013 Bari
[CCB1013 - 3]
0 3'05 Renaud Garcia-Fons Moving & lively waltz. Double-bass & accordion. waltz, bowed double bass, moving, merry-go-round music, chromatic accordion [...]
CEZ4145 The Endless Desert
[CEZ4145 - 9]
0 5'59 Renaud Garcia-Fons Panoramic, serious & moving. Middle-East inspiration. Bowed double-bass, percussion & [...] hot desert, Arab world, Middle-East & Maghreb, eastern music, atmospheric [...]
CCB1036 Nove alla Turca
[CCB1036 - 1]
0 3'48 Renaud Garcia-Fons Urgent, confident but serious. Traditional Turquish 9 beat rhythm. Double-bass & theorbo. world jazz, driving, geopolitics, Turkey, world music [...]
CEZ4145 En El Barrio
[CEZ4145 - 3]
0 1'56 Renaud Garcia-Fons Spanish inspired theme. Emotional & lyrical. Bowed double-bass & pizz. bowed double bass, arts , Spain, virtuoso, heritage [...]
CEO2030 Un Jour Comme Un Autre
[CEO2030 - 11]
0 4'00 Renaud Garcia-Fons Melancholic & lonely French melody. Accordion, guitar & solo double-bass @ 1'44. Paris, chromatic accordion, French cinema, French TV serie, sad [...]
CCB1024 Palabras De Ensueno
[CCB1024 - 2]
0 7'48 Renaud Garcia-Fons, David Dorantes Flamenco-Jazz. Malagueña. Refined & sentimental . Piano & bowed double bass duet. malagueña, acoustic piano, refined, jamming, world jazz [...]
CEZ4072 Los Secretos
[CEZ4072 - 6]
0 2'15 Renaud Garcia-Fons Lyrics [...] Love song. Female vocal & theorbo. melancholic, sung in Spanish, vocal, social drama, geopolitics [...]
CEZ4072 Il Confino
[CEZ4072 - 12]
0 2'52 Renaud Garcia-Fons Nostalgic & moving. Lute, accordion, clarinet, zarb, shaker, claves, darbouka, rik & double [...] geopolitics, tracking shot, melancholic, panoramic, chromatic accordion [...]
CEZ4073 Bosphore
[CEZ4073 - 1]
0 4'52 Renaud Garcia-Fons Panoramic & inspired. Pizz & bowed double bass. bowed double bass, Middle-East & Maghreb, geopolitics, wide open space, panoramic [...]
CEZ4072 Las Ramblas
[CEZ4072 - 4]
0 2'37 Renaud Garcia-Fons Rhythmic introduction. Fiery & determined. Rumba flamenca @ 1'17. Zarb, goblet drum, rik, [...] rumba flamenca, geopolitics, danceable, tracking shot, confident [...]
CEZ4145 Salida de Noche
[CEZ4145 - 26]
0 1'42 Renaud Garcia-Fons Introspective & nocturnal. Spanish inspiration. Solo double-bass. double bass, wandering, sparse, Spain, introspective [...]
CEZ4072 Jovencita
[CEZ4072 - 5]
0 3'18 Renaud Garcia-Fons Festive & proud. Rumba flamenca. Rhythm @ 0'29. Clarinet, flamenco guitar, accordion, [...] bowed double bass, clarinet, confident, geopolitics, chromatic accordion [...]
CCB1019 Kaman Tché
[CCB1019 - 4]
0 4'16 Derya Turkan, Renaud Garcia-Fons Interogative & sad. Kemançe & double-bass. bowed double bass, geopolitics, kemençe, Greece, sad [...]
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