Tocanne: a catalyst of ideas, feelings and emotion ...
| Musicians proposals | 2005-11-28
| For the past 20 years, musician, teacher and activist Bruno Tocanne has been a catalyst for improvised music, bringing together some of the most creative musicians on the French and International scenes. Bruno's travels around the globe have resulted in musical encounters with Dave Burell (USA), Steve Potts (USA), Yuri Kusnetsov (Ukraine), Vladimir Volkov (Russia), Jean Vanasse (Quebec), Itaru Oki (Japan), Tom Walsh (Canada), Louis Sclavis (France)...|
In the mid-1980's after often playing with Laurent Cugny, he joigned the Orchestre Sympathique de Montréal, playing alongside Jean Vanasse, François Richard and Michel Saulnier and touring extensively in Canada and Europe.
In the 1990's, he began his association with pianist Sophia Domancich, playing in her trio with bassist Paul Rogers and recording with John Greaves. In 1999 he began a residency in Lyon with clarinettist Catherine Delaunay, beginning a series of collaborations that insclued tours to Japan, Ukraine, Poland or Canada.
Since 2001, Bruno has continued his duo performances with Delaunay, formed the Trio Résistances with Lionel Martin and Benoît Keller, and founded the imuZZic improvisers collective in partnership with Denis Badault (former director of the National Jazz Orchestra), Patrick Charbonnier (Arfi), Damien Cluzel, Nacim Brahimi... In addition to recording albums with a number of groups, such as "tocade(s)" with Catherine Delaunay, "résistances" and "Global Songs" with trio Résistances, "Coeur de lune" in 5tet with Didier Havet and Daniel Casimir, Bruno played live improvised music to Dziga Vertov's film "The man with the movie camera" with Xavier Garcia, Denis Badault, Hasse Poulsen...
In 2005 Bruno form a new trio with Laurent Dehors (clar, sax) and Catherine Delaunay / The Pier Paolo Theorem", go ontour with trio résistances in Roumania and Ireland...
In 2006: imuZZic creation about the "beat generation" with John Greaves
global songs trio résistances - tocanne, martin, keller / cristal 2004
"ELU" by CITIZEN JAZZ
coeur de lune - delaunay, casimir, havet, martin, tocanne / nocturne 2003
"RECOMMANDE" by REPERTOIRE
résistances - tocanne, martin, keller / agapes 2002
CD OF THE MONTH in JAZZBREAK
tocade(s) - duo tocanne, delaunay / agapes 2000
"DISQUE D''EMOI" in JAZZ MAGAZINE
odessa - bruno tocanne réunion / quoi de neuf 1993
CD OF THE MONTH in DRUMS MAGAZINE
funerals - trio sophia domancich / gimini 1991
"CHOC DU MOIS" in LE MONDE DE LA MUSIQUE
hors série - domancic, sellam, saulnier, tocanne / caravan 1989