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Émile Parisien

The story of Emile Parisien began with the first class of the "collège-jazz" in Marciac, where he discovered this music and his apprenticeship, surrounded by confirmed musicians such as Pierre Boussaguet, Guy Laffitte and Tonton Salut. He deepens his teaching by enrolling at the Toulouse Conservatory, where he studies classical and contemporary music.

In 2000, Emile Parisien moved to Paris, where he met Rémi Vignolo, Manu Codjia, Hervé Sellin, Olivier Temime, Bertrand Renaudin, Paco Sery, Yaron Herman, Christophe Walleme, Charlier/Sourisse, Jacky Terrasson, Michel Portal, Eric Serra, with whom he acquired solid stage experience.

During these years, he also had the chance to rub shoulders with great personalities such as Chris Mc Bride, Johnny Griffin and Wynton Marsalis, who gave him the opportunity to perform with them at the Marciac Festival. Co-creator of the show HIP 11, mixing jazz and hip hop dance, he travels to French and European theatres.

In 2004 Emile Parisien felt the need to assert his artistic identity and decided to create his own group. Inspired by 20th century composers, but also by John Coltrane or Wayne Shorter, Emile Parisien Quartet gives an expressionist character to a music where improvisation is the main element. Pushing back the limits of the concrete, he reaches a very personal and resolutely modern expression thanks to the complicity of the musicians.

Photo credit : Oliver Abels - Nathalie Dubleumortier


Albums (2)

Double Screening
Sfumato Live in Marciac
Soprano Saxophone
Series III soprano

The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.

The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.

Alto Saxophone
Reference Alto

It is the success of the famous Mark VI model that has widely inspired the design of the Alto Reference. Capable of giving an ample sound while keeping its roundness, characteristic of the historic models. It is a model which combines acoustic tradition and modern manufacturing. It is equipped with a bell slightly longer to open the low notes and produce a better tuning.

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