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Born in Paris on Chrismas Eve 1961, Louis Moutin developed an early passion for music, particularly Jazz, in which he becamed immersed thanks to the family’s record collection. When he was seven years old, Louis began teaching himself to play piano. At age 20, he chose to become a jazz drummer.
At 24, after completing training as an engineer at the prestigious Ecole Centrale de Lyon and receiving a Masters Degree in Mathematics, Louis decided to abandon a career in technology and to pursue his musical interests. Within three years, he was a member of the very successful Machado Trio, and was already regarded as one of the best European Jazz drummers, performing frequently in the international Jazz Festival network.
At 29, Louis teamed with his twin brother Francois, a highly regarded upright bass player, to form their first group. This collaboration by the Moutin brothers drew praise from Jazz audiences and music professionals alike. In 1998, the Moutin brothers have created the Moutin Reunion Quartet. This quartet has released 5 albums and performed more than 450 concerts. In 2013 they come with a new band, the Moutin Factory Quintet, that gives its first concert at Jazz in Marciac and release a new album "Lucky People".
Meanwhile Louis has pursued a steady career as sideman with such renowned artists as : Martial Solal, Jean Michel Pilc, Michel Legrand, Antoine Herve, Tigran Hamasyan, Michel Portal, Giovanni Mirabassi, François Jeanneau, Manuel Rocheman, Christian Escoude, Albert Mangelsdorff, Andy Emler, N'guyen Le, Eric Lelann, Laurent Dehors, Simon-Spang-Hanssen.
On various occasions, he has also performed with : Danilo Perez, Lew Soloff, John Abercrombie, Joe Locke, Lee Konitz, Flavio Boltro, Larry Schneider, Toots Thielemans, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Didier Lockwood, Markus Stockhausen, l'Ensemble Inter Contemporain, Johnny Griffin...
As a co-leader
LUCKY PEOPLE – Moutin Factory Quintet – Plus Loin – 2013
SOUL DANCERS – Moutin Reunion Quartet – Plus Loin – 2010
SHARP TURNS – Moutin Reunion Quartet – Nocturne / Blujazz – 2007
SOMETHING LIKE NOW – Moutin Reunion Quartet – Nocturne / Lightyear – 2005
RED MOON – Moutin Reunion Quartet – Nocturne / Sunnyside – 2003
POWER TREE – Moutin Reunion Quartet – Dreyfus Records – 2002
PARCOURS – F.& L. Moutin Quintet – 1991
As a sideman
SKY DANCERS – Henri Texier Sextet – Label Bleu – 2016
AT L'IMPROVISTE – Henri Texier Hope Quartet – Label Bleu – 2013
MUSIC – Ronnie Lynn Patterson – Outnote Records – 2010
LONGITUDE – Martial Solal – Cam Jazz – 2008
FREEDOM FIGHTER – Ronnie Lynn Patterson – Zig Zag – 2008
NEW ERA – Tigran Hamasyan – Nocturne – 2007
PRIMA O POI – Giovanni Mirabassi Quartet – Discograph – 2005
LIVE – Giovanni Mirabassi Trio – Atelier Sawano – 2004
– Antoine Herve – Nocturne –
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