Noël Akchoté

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Noël Akchoté
Born (1968-12-07) December 7, 1968 (age 49)
Paris, France
Genres Jazz, pop, rock, avant-garde jazz, experimental, contemporary classical, free improvisation
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Labels Winter & Winter
Website www.noelakchote.org

Noël Akchoté (born 7 December 1968)[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).

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

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

As sideman[edit]

With David Grubbs

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

With The Recyclers

  • 1994 – Rhymes (Deux Z)
  • 1996 – The Recyclers (Rectangle)
  • 1997 – Visit (Deux Z)
  • 1997 – Morceaux Choisis (Sasha Andres, Ignatus, Katerine & Irène Jacob, Rectangle)

With Max Nagl

  • 2001 – Ramasuri (by Max Nagl Ensemble, Hatology)
  • 2001 – The Evil Garden (from Max Nagl, with Lol Coxhill, Patrice Heral, Josef Novotny, and Julie Tippetts, November Music)
  • 2002 – Big Four (with Max Nagl, Steven Bernstein and Bradley Jones, Hatology)
  • 2007 – Big Four Live (with Max Nagl, Steven Bernstein and Bradley Jones, Hatology)
  • 2010 – Sortiléges – Big Four (with Max Nagl, Steven Bernstein, and Brad Jones Extraplatte)

With others

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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