|Born||1974 (age 42–43)
Baptiste Trotignon (born 1974) is a French jazz pianist and composer.
Life and career
Trotignon was born near Paris in 1974. He started playing the violin at the age of 6 and the piano three years later. His first solo piano album was 2003's Solo. Trotignon composes music and plays "interpretations of music from Led Zeppelin and [Bob] Dylan to Edith Piaf".
The Daily Telegraph's Ivan Hewett wrote on the originality of Trotignon's style in 2009 that "Any references are only subliminally present in a style that's very much his own. He has certain favourite devices such as rapid-fire repetitions of single notes, and machine-gun alternations of the hands". The Guardian's John Fordham, commenting on a Trotignon duo concert with percussionist Minino Garay stated that the pianist's playing contained "startling chordal exclamations, plaintively romantic lyricism and [...] a collage of liquid lines and stuttering drumlike invitations to his partner".
An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.
|2005*||Solo II||Naïve||Solo piano|
|2009*||Share||Naïve||Some tracks trio, with Baptiste Matt Penman (bass), Otis Brown III and Eric Harland (drums, separately); some tracks quintet, with Mark Turner (sax), Tom Harrell (flugelhorn) added|
|2010*||Suite||Naïve||Quartet, with Mark Turner (tenor sax), Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Matt Penman (bass), Eric Harland (drums); on one track, Thomas Bramerie (bass) and Franck Agulhon (drums) replace Penman and Harland|
|2012*||Song Song Song||Naïve|
|2014*||Hit||Naïve||Trio, with Thomas Bramerie (bass), Jeff Ballard (drums)|
|2016*||Chimichurri||Okeh||Duo, co-led with Minino Garay (cajón, percussion)|
|2007*||di Battista, StefanoStefano di Battista||Trouble Shootin'||Blue Note|
- Bragonier, J Robert (12 November 2003) "Baptiste Trotignon: Solo (2003)". AllAboutJazz.
- Fordham, John (29 February 2012) "Baptiste Trotignon/Tom Arthurs – Review". The Guardian.
- Hewett, Ivan (9 July 2009) "Baptiste Trotignon at Charlie Wright's International, Review". The Daily Telegraph.