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The Moutin Reunion Quartet at Cachaça, Jazz ‘n’ Samba Club

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www.VillaMosconi.com
69 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
212.673.0390
Open 12 noon - 11 PM
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New York, NY 10012
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Moutin Reunion Quartet
(François Moutin Website)
(Louis Moutin Website)

Featuring:
François Moutin on Acoustic Bass
Louis Moutin on Drums
Pierre de Bethmann on Piano
Rick Margitza on Saxophones

At
Cachaça
Jazz ‘n’ Samba Club
35 West Eighth Street, West Village
New York, NY
(212) 388-9099
www.cachacajazz.com

Press: Jim Eigo: JazzPromo@Earthlink.net


Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
December 1, 2007


The Moutin Reunion Quartet, led by twin brothers, Louis Moutin and François Moutin, was formed in 1999 to showcase their original compositions. The Moutin brothers, François on bass and Louis on drums, wanted to present music with energy and passion, both in Swing and Straight Jazz genres, and they chose Pierre de Bethmann as their pianist and Rick Margitza as their saxophonist. Both Margitza, who played with Miles Davis, and de Bethmann, who had a prolific career, brought creativity and audience acclaim to the fledgling band. The Moutin Reunion Quartet has toured Europe and the US ever since it was formed, and they just released their fourth album on Nocturne/Blujazz.

The Moutin brothers chose “Push Me”, “The Speech”, “Time Apart”, and “Something Like Now” (the title song of their new CD) as the featured four original compositions of this second set at the dazzling new Village jazz club, Cachaça. “Push Me” is a new work by François, wild and driven. “The Speech” has atonal, dizzying sax solos, and the set soon exemplified the sleek Village ambiance in which it was performing. Margitza repeated the mellow melody, as Louis backed him on playful percussion and as de Bethmann added some rich keyboard chords. The next piece was classically infused, yet dissonant, with de Bethmann leading on piano and Margitza taking a long, cool riff. The momentum built, as the two Moutins created a bass-drum duet, with Francois developing a new dynamic, a deep, dramatic bass pulse that enhanced this extended duet. The brothers fed on each other’s energy and enthusiasm, as Margitza wowed the fans with exuberant blasts on sax.

Cachaça, in the heart of Greenwich Village, is close to two fine Italian restaurants, Monte’s and Villa Mosconi, both on MacDougal Street. Ask for Chef/Owner Pietro Mosconi and make a reservation for dinner before taking in the jazz at Cachaça. Tell him you saw them on RobertaOnTheArts.com.



Rick Margitza on Sax, François Moutin on Bass
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




Louis Moutin on Drums
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




François Moutin on Bass
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



François Moutin and Louis Moutin
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Pierre de Bethmann on Piano
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Louis Moutin on Drums
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Pierre de Bethmann on Piano
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower

Louis Moutin on Drums
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower

Rick Margitza on Sax
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower

Cachaça Stage
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower

Cachaça Bar
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower

Pierre de Bethmann on Piano
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower

François Moutin
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower





For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net