12 Points Artists

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La Poche à Sons

Paris, France

Arch free improv meets impish sense of fun with our French participants, La Poche A Sons. Formed in 2002, their name translates as the Pocket of Sound, and these four young musicians of the Alsace travel to 12 Points! With an impressive instrumental array that includes saxophone, trombone, accordion, melodica and baritone horn, collectively performed by a frontline of Jean Lucas and Hugues Mayot. This brass in pocket is in freewheeling dialogue with bassist Jerome Fohrer and drummer Frederic Guerin, and together they explore an ever-shifting musical terrain that evokes the compositional charms of England’s Django Bates and the spirited defiance of France’s Henri Texier.