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Baptiste Trotignon
Baptiste (* 1974) studied piano and classical music since the age of six and discovered jazz and improvisation as a teenager. His first two trio albums in the early 2000's (followed by two solo piano albums which both received major public and critical acclaim) brought him to people's attention as one of the most spectacular member of a new generation of pianists, and brought him to perform at many major international venues. He won many awards: Prix Django Reinhardt, Best French Newcomer at 2003 Victoires du Jazz, Grand Prix at the 2002 Martial Solal International Piano Competition.
Over the years that followed he developed a number of eclectic encounters, performing alongside with artists like Tom Harrell, Stefano Di Battista, Aldo Romano or Brad Mehldau. After his first "American" album recorded in New York in 2008 ("Share") , he received in 2011 the Sacem's Grand Prix for his work as a composer, and then released in 2012 a stunningly bold album, "Song Song Song", on which he celebrated his love of the vocalist's art and invited great artists like Melody Gardot. At the same time he created his first Piano Concerto "Different Spaces" with Nicholas Angelich.
In 2016, while he's releasing a gorgeous original project mixing jazz and classical music on Kurt Weill with Kate Lindsey ("Thousands of miles"), he signed with the major label company SonyMusic, releasing first two co-leaded albums showing his love for South-American musical traditions: "Chimichurri" with Argentinian percussionist Minino Garay and "Ancestral Memories" with Cuban saxophonist Yosvany Terry.
In 2018, he receives the prestigious Echo Jazz award in Germany as Best Instrumentalist-Keyboards category, and creates his first symphonic piece "Hiatus et turbulences" with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, and his second piece for piano and orchestra "L'air de rien", concert where he also plays for the first time Mozart 1st Piano Concerto.
Some of the musicians he has played and/or worked with: Jeanne Added, Natalie Dessay, Stefano Di Battista, Melody Gardot, Tom Harrell, Camelia Jordana, Angelique Kidjo, Bireli Lagrène, Joe Lovano, Ibrahim Maalouf, Brad Mehldau, Christophe Miossec, Milton Nascimento, Michel Portal, Enrico Rava, Aldo Romano, Archie Shepp, Alexandre Tharaud, Kenny Wheeler.
contact: info@baptistetrotignon.com
homepage: www.baptistetrotignon.com
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Trouble Shootin'
Blue Note 509995029112 0
recorded April 2007 in Paris/France
Stefano Di Battista, soprano sax, alto sax
Fabrizio Bosso, trumpet
Nicola Stilo, flute
Russell Malone, guitar
Baptiste Trotignon, Hammond B-3 organ
Eric Legnini, piano
Eric Harland, drums

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