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On a repertory made of compositions out of his differents albums, “Maid of the Mist” — “Vaci Utca”, and some standards and Pop-Rock covers arranged for this purpose, this trio produces a melodic music, sometimes very opened, sometimes wild, with a great pleasure to listen to and a true several years complicity of the three musicians.


Guitar player and mucic teacher, Yannick Robert has been a very present musician on the jazz scene since severals years. He is very well apreciated as a leader, or as a sideman, for his compositions and his high sense of improvisation. He recorded a lot of albums on his own, or as a guest.

Born in Brittany, he starts to play guitar at the age of 14, after having played accordion and such celtic instruments as bagpipe, bombard, irish whistle. His first years of classical guitar and finger-playing will be determinant for his own technic and his very melodic phrasing. Outstanding musician, with a great and subtil guitar touch, he can plays with the same musicality electric, acoustic, synthesizer and even fretless guitar.

Yannick Robert is very well know as well as a teacher. In charge of the Ibanez Guitar Schools in France, one of the main teacher in the Music Academy International in Nancy, he wrote a lot of books about guitar, improvisation, phrasing, and he is invited to participate in most of the main guitar seminaries and masterclasses...


Born in Marseille in 76, Franck Agulhon starts drumming in 86 with Phil Van.
In 90 he goes to the CMCN in Nancy, he will graduate with honors. Then he goes to the Drummers Collective in New York and studies with Kim Plainfield, Zach Danzinger, John Riley, Duduka da Fonseca, Gene Jackson. He will graduate again with honors in 95. In 97 he is permanent drummer of the Lorraine Regional Jazz Orchestra.

These last years we could listen to him playing with Archie Shepp, Bob Mintzer, Lew Soloff, Ted Curson, Bobby Shew, Thoots Thielemans, Julia Migenes Johnson, Sylvain Luc, Dominique DiPiazza, and some many others...

He is one of the greatests drummers today, mixing all the great Jazz drummers influence with Brasilian, Cuban and Funky music. He teaches at the Music Academy International in Nancy, and at The CMDL (Center of music Didier Lockwood).

www.franckagulhon.com  —  www.myspace.com/franckagulhon


Born in 1962, Benoît Vanderstraeten starts playing bass at the age of 16. First in Pop Rock Music, then in Jazz after having listened to Jaco Pastorius. He immediatly joins on stage most famous Belgian Jazz Musicians like Stev Houben, Jacques Pelzer, Toots Thielemans, etc...

In 85 he goes to Los Angeles at the BIT, and starts developping his unique left hand technic.

Virtuoso, very appreciated for his natural ability to improvise, Benoît played with John Scofield, Michel Petrucciani, Claude Nougaro, Scott Henderson, Didier Lockwood, among others. He is a famous teacher at the Music Academy International, the CMDL, and at the Anvers and Bruxelles conservatories.


  ::  Discography

  “Vaci Utca”        
  Yannick Robert Trio        
  2005 - Mai/Muséa Records        
  ▪  Guitar: Yannick Robert
▪  Bass: Benoît Vanderstraeten
▪  Drums: Franck Agulhon
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