louis billette quintet

jazz band

Zacharie
Ksyk

trumpet

François
Lana

piano

Louis
Billette

tenor saxophone

Marton
Kiss

drums

Blaise
Hommage

double bass

"Le Temps d'Une Vie develops a soaring, airy repertoire...
And compositions that are both subtle and full of character."

Franpi Barriaux, Citizen Jazz

"Louis Billette makes us penetrate in a tormented prettiness,
which summons emotion without falling into sentimentality."

Jean-Charles Doukhan, TSF Jazz

"Louis Billette Quintet addresses a nod as much to
the great masters of classical music and swing as to painting."

Reto Andreoli, Le Courrier

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Poetic without being meditative,
the album unfolds like a life,
in its repetitions and surprises,
its affirmations and doubts.

A quest for an inner song,
a setting in music of lived experiences,
but also a return to the roots
of his musical vocation,
between the circularity of hip-hop
and the lyricism of Coltrane.

2021
recorded by Nicolas Baillard and Gérard De Haro at Studio La Buissonne

mix and mastering by Valentin Liechti
photo and artwork by Hugo Violi
produced by Hout Records/Kuroneko

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Influenced by the free spirit and creative force
of his schizophrenic brother,
Louis Billette devotes himself
to music with a special eye.
He brings together musicians of great sensitivity
in the service of a modern music,
with ancient roots and resolutely acoustic.

2019
recorded at Studio Mécanique

mix and mastering by Benoît Corboz
artwork by Romain Billette
produced by QFTF

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Music is not only a part of Louis' life,
but the way for him to connect
with something out there
that cannot be reached through
rational thought and experience.
Immersion is a contemplative
and deep first album, but also fresh. 

2017
recorded by Antoine Estoppey at Blend Studio

mix and mastering by François Lana
artwork by Reto Andreoli
produced by QFTF