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Born of the encounter between two particularly creative virtuosos, 'Loco cello' (the cello in madness) casts a new light on jazz, classical, tango and traditional music from Central Europe.
With more than forty albums acclaimed by the press, he has received the highest awards (Victoires de la musique, BBC Palme d'Or, Diapasons d'Or de l'année, Chocs du Monde de la musique, more than 10 international first prizes...), François Salque is now a reference. His charisma, sensitivity and breathtaking virtuosity have led him to play with the greatest musicians in over 70 countries. As for Samuel Strouk, a rising star of jazz, guitarist, composer and conductor, his versatility allows him to approach multiple musical languages with ease and has led him to collaborate with the greatest European orchestras.
Fascinated by the freedom and the sound flavours that this new formation allows them, always supported by Jérémie Arranger's precise and warm double bass, these two creators constantly push back the limits of the imposed routes, invent a path that resembles them and transform each of their encounters into a unique and jubilant moment!
Sometimes elegant and lyrical, sometimes virtuoso and incandescent, their music celebrates the union of different musical traditions, from tango to jazz, from the classical repertoire to world music, from traditional themes to contemporary music, punctuated by astonishing cascades of sound and other evocative folkloric explosions that they reinvent together with an unprecedented intuition for crossovers.
The trio also offers concerts with their favourite guests: Adrien Moignard (guitar), Jocelyn Mienniel (world flutes) and Biréli Lagrène!
François Salque, cello
Samuel Strouk, guitar(s)
Jérémie Arranger, bass