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Nicolas MONTIER (F) – tenorsaxophone

Members of the BEST OF SWING Quartet (INT): Nicolas Montier (F) – tenorsaxophone, Thilo Wagner (D) – piano, Jennifer Leitham (USA) – string bass, Vince Bartels (USA) – drums

Nicolas Montier is the prototype of the jazz musician of the good old days. He was born in 1955 in Paris and he is carefree, handsome and looks a little lonely, thus he sounds sort of melancholic, creative, virtuoso and very sensitive. There are only a few who handles the sax so fluently like he does. As best French jazz musician he received the award of the Parisien L'Académie du Jazz in 1984 and 1984 and the Mainstream Prize in 1992. He has played together with Clark Terry, Benny Carter, Phil Woods, Johnny Griffin, Butch Miles, Lew Tabackin, Irakli, Daniel Huck, Stan Laferriére and many others. Nicolas is member of the European Saxophone Quartet and French big bands as well.

mp3: Dans l'oeil d'un fort cyclone (Nicolas Montier) (6,7 MB)
Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now (Thomas "Fats" Waller–Andy Razaf) (6,8 MB)
Les Remparts (Nicolas Montier) (7,4 MB)

Website: nicolasmontier.free.fr/bio

Video: Cheek to Cheek (Irving Berlin)

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