Alban Darche – saxophonist and composer
Album after album, through an ever increasing number of line-ups and experiences, Alban Darche has been building a highly original, free-spirited and coherent body of work. He’s the ingenious composer and leader of several bands including Le Gros Cube, a big band featuring the finest jazz talents in France, with several albums to its name, one featuring singer Katerine.
In addition to his personal projects, Alban Darche has worked with, amongst others, l’Orchestre National de Jazz, Le sacre du Tympan, John Hollenbeck, Samuel Blaser, Gabor Gado, Tim Berne and Driss El Maloumi… He’s also one of the founders of the dynamic Yolk label, which has allowed a whole generation of young musicians to flourish.
An avid multidisciplinary collaborator, Alban is currently working with choreographer Nasser Martin–Gousset, director Sylvain Maurice, writer Pierre Bordage, and accordionist Sébastien Bertrand. L’OrphiCube, his latest project, allows him to explore the links between music and visual arts through a collaboration with graphic designer Silvain Joblin.