I was born and raised in Paris, France, and have lived there ever since, within the confines of multiple musical influences from all over the world. This is also where I started my career as a professional musician, in 1983. For a few years, I did all kinds of gigs to stay on top of things, in bars, balls, private parties, etc... As a result I came face to face with all kinds of musical styles. Subsequently, I recorded, as a bassist sideman, with French and foreign artists, especially African : Dany Brillant, Sam Mangwana, Kerfala Kanté, Kékélé, Papa Noël Nedulé Montswet, Yondo Sister, Marie LaForêt among others...

Bassically was conceived the day my Alembic bass, the Rhumba Retro was finally delivered, after months of eager anticipation ! This masterwork of an instrument has changed my approach to music, as, being such a joy to play, I can't help but celebrate it by putting it in the spotlight ... What followed was two or three years during which I revisited my technique to find the right sound, the right ideas. That might have been it, but, one evening in August 2016, Tony Rabeson invited me to listen to him in a Parisian room where he performed, as a trio. A few days later, we ended up in my Home Studio, and recorded Milestones : the first stone had been laid.

Tony is a extraordinary guy, one of those drummers who transcends music, makes her take off... He recorded most of the titles, but I felt compelled to include the great Djudju Chet in this project, with whom I had traveled around the world! He then played on Automne and gave it his all, which is saying something ... I had resolved not to incorporate any polyphonic instrument, chief among which was the guitar, as this would have modified the project. But, once again, Jean-Marie Gorlier's talent imposed itself as unmistakable, so I could not resist hiring him for Milestones : I wanted him by my side. When everything was recorded, I realized that bass + bass + percussion could quickly emulate the drone of a bulldozer ! So I turned to the man with the best ears I know, my old friend Vincent Bruley, who mastered with maestria, in his Studio Piccolo. I can only hope now that you like the results. Do not hesitate to share with me your impressions.