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Jean-Philippe Viret

Musician - Double bassist - Composer

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    What a wonderful sound quality for my double bass and what an excellent price!


Has played alongside lots of musicians of his day (Emmanuel Bex, Simon Goubert, Marc Ducret) as well as the 'old masters'  (René Urtreger, Georges Arvanitas, Michel Graillier) and soloists from abroad (Lee Konnitz, Bill Carrothers, Dave Liebmann, Kenny Wheeler, Youn Sun na).

Played in Stéphane Grappelli's trio from 1989 to 1997.

1998 saw the first of the Viret Trio concerts (with Edouard Ferlet /piano, Antoine Banville, then Fabrice Moreau/drums). The trio have recorded 7 albums and given concerts in France and around the world e.g. New York, Montreal, Japan, China and South Korea.

First nominated in 2003, the trio were awarded the Victoires de la Musique award for best instrumental ensemble in 2011. The seventh album, 'l'ineffable', was released in January 2015. Jean-Philippe Viret also directs the Trio, 60% de matière grave (with Eric Seva/ Bass saxophone, Michel Godard/Tuba) and Supplément d'Ame, a string quartet (with Sébastien Surel/violin, David Gaillard/viola, Eric-Maria Couturier /cello).