And it is therefore not without a certain nerve that pianist Philippe Duchemin and his musicians take on this monumental figure.
broke into the Paris jazz scene and became a regular performer at the NEW MORNING, PETIT OPPORTUN and HOTEL MERIDIEN.1981
recorded with the MIDDLE JAZZ QUARTET and played in jazz festivals at La Grande Motte, Angers and Le Mans.1983: Marked his
meeting with the famous KENNY CLARKE who hired him in his
JAZZ AND LIBERTY band.1984: Philippe Duchemin
was appointed musical director of the Centre Jacques Prevert Jazz School
in Le Mans.1985: He
recorded a homage to COUNT BASIE
with MICHEL ATTENOUX, JOE NEWMAN and BENNY POWELL.
obtained the Diplôme d'Etat de Professorat de Jazz.
During this year he
conducted the orchestra of American SPANKY WILSON
and played with the great LIONEL HAMPTON ! 1988: He
recorded FOUR BONES with François Guin and also performed with RAY BROWN and BOB MOVER.
1990: Duchemin became the pianist of the French-Spanish band PARIS-BARCELONA and recorded 2 CDs with the group.
was pianist for PIERRE SCHIRRER and recorded 2 CDs, one with FRANK WEISS, and the other with organist WILD BILL DAVIS.
also self-produced his
first CD, "ALIZES", with his
own Trio and received acclaim by critics.
second CD, "TRIO LIVE" was released, distributed by MEDIA 7, which brought the Trio international recognition.
third CD with his
Trio, "THREE PIECES", distributed by Night & Day
Duchemin also toured with the legendary American tap dancer CHUCK GREEN.
produced a private CD
recording by the Trio for tap dancers, "ENCORE".
1997: A year of concerts with vibraphonist DANY DORIZ, DUFY JACKSON, the former drummer of the COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA, and ALVIN QUEEN.1998
: Philippe Duchemin
appeared notably at the Marciac Jazz Festival with BENNY WATERS and on a jazz cruise on the "S.S. Norway".
1999: Philippe Duchemin
appeared with saxophonists RED HOLLOWAY and GIANNI BASSO.
went on tour to Africa, performing in Senegal and Burkina Faso.
During this year he
also gave concerts in Bucharest, Romania.
2004: Philippe Duchemin
released his CD
tribute to Oscar Peterson, "FOR OSCAR" with piano, guitar and bass, the same line-up as the famous Peterson trio.
Piano Trios with Philippe Duchemin
(tours in France, Sénégal, US, Belgium, cruises in the Baltic sea, Greece, South America...) and also with the Nicola Sabato Trio feat.