Noël Akchoté

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Noël Akchoté
Born (1968-12-07) December 7, 1968 (age 45)
Origin France
Genres Rock, jazz rock, experimental rock, drone rock, jazz, jazz fusion, free jazz, avant-garde jazz, experimental, avant-garde, drone, classical, neoclassical, contemporary classical, free improvisation
Occupations Guitarist, producer, author
Website http://www.noelakchote.org
Notable instruments
Guitar

Noël Akchoté (born 7 December 1968, Paris)[1] is a French guitarist mainly active in the free improvisation, classical, experimental and free jazz.

Biography[edit]

Trained from the age of eight, he debuted as a guitarist in 1990.[2] He collaborated with a wide variety of musicians among which Henri Texier, Louis Sclavis, Daniel Humair, Jacques Thollot, Sam Rivers but mostly with Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Tim Berne and George Lewis.

Later in his career he began contributing on albums of David Grubbs, Luc Ferrari, David Sylvian, J. G. Thirlwell (for his band Steroid Maximus), Max Nagl, Andrew Sharpley, Jean-François Pauvros, and the band Earth of Dylan Carlson.

Founder of Rectangle (label).

He is the older brother of French electro artist SebastiAn.

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • 2014 - Gesualdo: Madrigals for Five Guitars (CD, BC26, Blue Chopsticks / Drag City, w. Adam Levy, David Grubbs, Doug Wamble, Julien Desprez)
  • 2013 - Green Lands (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Black Album (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Twelve Bars (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Bhangra Jazz Vol. 2 (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Bhangra Jazz (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Works Vol. 2, Orlando di Lasso (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Works Vol. 1, Orlando di Lasso (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Sacred Works Vol. 1, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Machaut Integral, Vol. 3: Sacred Works, Guillaume de Machaut (MP3, 3 x Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Machaut Integral, Vol. 2: Virelais, Remède de Fortune, Double Hoquet & Lais, Guillaume de Machaut (MP3, 3 x Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Machaut Integral, Vol. 1: Ballades & Rondeaux, Guillaume de Machaut (MP3, 3 x Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Cheap Imitation, John Cage (MP3, EP, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - String Quartet in Four Parts, John Cage (MP3, EP, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - L., C. & P. (Larry, Christian & Philip) (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - F-Joseph (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Z-Joseph (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - Y-Joseph (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2013 - X-Joseph (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2012 - Il Primo Libro De Madrigali For Five Voices (For Guitar), Claudio Monteverdi (MP3, Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2012 - La Messe De Nostre Dame, Guillaume De Machaut (MP3, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - Revolver Vol.1 & Vol.2 (MP3, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - Tenderly : 202 Standards (MP3, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - 101 Standards (MP3, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - Meeting R.T. (A René Thomas Tribute) (MP3, Mini-Album, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - Szeroka Street : Chassidics Vol.1 (MP3, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - Szeroka Street : Yiddish Songs, Vol.1 & Vol.2 (MP3, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - Szeroka Street : Klezmzer Classics, Vol.1 & Vol.2 (MP3, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - Pink Lady! (MP3, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - Madrigals For Five Voices: Integral (Libro I – Libro VI), Carlo Gesualdo (MP3, 6 x Albums, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - Joyous Blake (A Pat Martino Tribute) (MP3, Single, Believe Digital)
  • 2011 - Re : Joseph, Vol.1 & Vol.2 (MP3, Believe Digital)
  • 2007 - So Lucky (Winter & Winter)
  • 2004 - Sonny II (Winter & Winter)
  • 2004 - Adult Guitar (Blue Chopsticks)
  • 2003 - Perpetual Joseph (Rectangle)
  • 2001 - Simple Joseph (Rectangle)
  • 1999 - Alike Joseph (Rectangle)
  • 1999 - J’en doute encore (notes sur le travail) (Stupeur & trompette)
  • 1996 - Picture(s) (Rectangle)
  • 1994 - Soundpage(s) (Deux Z)

Contributions[edit]

With David Grubbs[edit]

  • 2002 - Rickets & Scurvy (Drag City)
  • 2001 - Thirty-Minute Raven (Rectangle)
  • 2000 - Aux Noctambules (Rectangle)
  • 2000 - The Spectrum between (Drag City)
  • 1999 - The Coxcomb (Rectangle)

With The recyclers[edit]

With Max Nagl[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Philippe Robert, Musiques expérimentales. Une anthologie transversale d’enregistrements emblématiques. Le Mot et le Reste/GRIM. 2007.

(Collective, edited by Franck Médioni), Albert Ayler : Témoignages sur un holy ghost, Le Mot et le Reste, 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clergeat, André (2002). "Akchoté, Noël". In Barry Kernfeld. The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 21. ISBN 1-56159-284-6. 
  2. ^ Philippe Carles, André Clergeat et Jean-Louis Comolli, Dictionnaire du jazz, Ed. Robert Laffont, Coll. Bouquins, Paris, 1994, ISBN 2-221-07822-5, p.13

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