records as leader and co-leader
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Since his first album recorded in 1979, all Pierrejean Gaucher’s records reflect his musical evolution through his various formations and projects. First Abus (until 1991), then the New Trio (1993 and 1996), Zappe Zappa (1998 and 2002), the Phileas Band (2000), La Fontaine et le gaucher (2005), the 2G (2007), Melody Makers (2009 and 2012).
His records signed with other artists are always the result of a human and artistic crush. This is the case for the music he creates around the sculptures of Julien Allegre or the ceramics of Mireille Favergeon. And it is also with the same involvement as for his own projects, that he has produced (arrangements-production) the albums of the singers Damien Jourdan, Mamia Cherif or John Meldrum.
sideman, guest, compil…
Often first perceived as a composer, Pierrejean Gaucher is always delighted when he is invited to come and put a few guitar notes on a disc. It is most often in the context of instrumental projects, for friends, or through musical encounters. More rarely in the field of song, except for relatives like Mamia Cherif or Karim Albert Kook. Nevertheless, at the end of the 1980s, he often recorded with singer-producer Michel Pascal, who had produced the beautiful album of the Mauritanian singer Tahra. The recording team was then composed of Pierrejean, Olivier Hutman (keyboards), Alain Caron (bass) and Paul Brochu (drums) from Uzeb (+ violinist Didier Lockwood as guest). For the anecdote, one of the tracks on this album was covered by David Bowie in 1993 on his album “Black Tie White Noise”.