Composer, trumpet player and former alumni of the French Conservatoire National Supérieur, Berjeaut is a key member
of sought-after big band Surnatural Orchestra and plays in Aloe Blacc’s band, Julien Lourau’s The Groove Retrievers
and Theo Girard’s Three Years From trio. He has recorded and toured with Rodolphe Burger, Paco Sery, Sandra Nkake,
Peter Von Poehl, Denis Colin, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, John Tchicaï, Doctor L, Jeanne Balibar… As a composer and performer, he’s also involved in extra-musical fields (theater, contemporary circus, cinema…).
2014 - Wasteland, with Mike Ladd, Jozef Dumoulin…
2015 - Wasteland Remix EP feat. Simbad, Krikor...
2017 - Primitive London, with Robin Fincker & Jim Hart
2019 - Moving Cities, w/ Makaya Mc Craven, Junius Paul, Julien Lourau...
"Bridging the spaces between the Paris and Chicago scenes, Moving Cities brings together the best
of both worlds. Initiated by French trumpet player Antoine Berjeaut and Chicago-based
drummer/producer Makaya McCraven (along with a cast including bassist Junius Paul and
saxophonist Julien Lourau), Moving Cities is emblematic of a new, utterly modern jazz going through
a true aesthetic revolution. Moving Cities started as a live laboratory set up by Berjeaut and
McCraven; it echoes the recent evolution of international metropolises constantly torn between
individualism and collective endeavors, in a disrupted geography.
French Trumpeter/flugelhornist Berjeaut, who also included live electronics, gathered a first-class line-up around him.
For sure, it was a non-opportunistic choice to extend and challenge the realms of « jazz. »
Mike Ladd, a lively and cliché-free performer with sharp timing and forceful phrasing, created an imaginary space with telescoping personal and collective memories.
It was quite intriguing how Ladd’s moving vocal discourse was carried and intensified by a sound tapestry very much originating from the musical concept of trumpeter Jon Hassell, which was executed here with grandeur.
A great closing from a fresh young peripheral perspective. »
Henning Bolte, 05/08/13, http://www.allaboutjazz.com
more infos: www.antoineberjeaut.com