Print & Friends

Sylvain CATHALA - tenor saxophone

Stéphane PAYEN - alto saxophone

Jean-Philippe MOREL - doublebass

Franck VAILLANT - drums

Laurent BLONDIAU - trumpet, fugelhorn

Michel MASSOT - tuba, trombone

Gilles CORONADO - guitare

Jozef DUMOULIN - fender rhodes

Since 2008

(France - Belgique)


Created in 1996 by Sylvain Cathala around its compositions, PRINT proposes a music whose present looks towards the future. Endowed with an original orchestration, its develops a rich and fluid music with a strong collective identity. Its writing, designed for a collective and individual creativity, entails, through the prism of an urban and nocturnal poetry, an organic evolution of its music. The duration of the pieces and their depth create a balance and a perspective which give significance as well to details as to a concert as a whole. The work, centered on time develops poly-rhythms and polyspeeds in a volcanic continuum. Rhythmic rebound, asymmetrical play, surprising theme and telluric rhythmics have become this quartet's hallmark.
This group, which has come of age, has developed connections during concerts or recordings with French, Belgian, Tunisian musicians… coming from contemporary jazz or classical music. 
In 2009, PRINT boasts 130 concerts in France and abroad (festivals, clubs, concert-halls).

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Sound Rider (PRINT and PRINT & Friends) : in attachement


Around K, PRINT & Friends (Yolk.J2043), 2009
Baltic Dance, PRINT (Yolk.J2028), 2007
[a.ka] Dreams, PRINT (Yolk.J2015), 2003
La Nébuleuse, Collectif Hask (Plus Records), 2003
Isphero, PRINT (FTM 5638-2), 2000

Stage references

Abroad : Jazzdor Berlin 2009 (Germany), Festival DIMAJAZZ 2004 (Constantine, Algeria), Nam’ In Jazz (Namur, Belgium), PP Café (Bruxelles, Belgium), AMR (Genève, CH)
France : Festival Jazz à la Villette (2006), Festival Flâneries Musicales 2004 (Reims), Festival "Sancerre en Jazz 2004", Festival PRÉSENCES 2002 (France Musiques's concert), Radio France (France Culture's concert), 4ième Nébuleuse, Festival "Esprit Jazz 2002" (Paris), Moulin à Jazz (Vitrolles), La Vapeur (Dijon), Pannonica (Nantes), D’Jazz au Bistrot-La Fraternelle (St Claude), Moulin de la vapeur (Orléans), MLAC (D'Jazz à Nevers), la Malterie (Lille), La Cantine (Lens), Tarbes (Jazz à Luz), Jazz Club de Châlon-sur-Saône (...)
Paris : Duc des Lombards, Sunset, Sunside, 7 Lézards, Studio de l'Ermitage, Attirail, Tennessee Jazz Club, Atmosphère Jazz Club, Le Chat Noir, La Fenêtre, Les Broches à l'Ancienne, Les Falaises, L'Olympic Café LMP, Studio des Islettes,Le Triton, Instants Chavirés, La Fabrica'Son (...)
Radio (Concert recorded) : Deutschlandradio Kultur (Allemagne), 'Jazz sur le Vif' (Xavier Prévost, France Musique), RTBF-Musique 3 (Belgique), France Culture « Transcontinentales » (Yvan Amar), Festival PRÉSENCES (Xavier Prévost, France Musique)….


Conservatoire de St Cloud (2009), EDIM (2005-9), Cave Dîmière (2008), CNR Paris (2007), Constantine (2004), ENMD (2000)...


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