Marc Sarrazy

Profile:
Composer, pianist and writer.
Born in 1970 in Paris.
After some folk-rock experiences in the middle 80’s, he chose jazz since 1989. His style is a combination between a neo-impressionism touch ala Satie / Debussy and free experimentations inherited from European contemporary jazz.
He lived two years in East Africa (1994-6) where he opened his mind to traditional Ethiopian and Yemen music. After mostly piano solo works in the 1990’s, Sarrazy started new collaborations and projects since 2000.
Then, he played with pianist Joachim Kühn, Alexei Aigui & Ensemble 4’33 (Moscow), the violin jazz player Gerhard Putschlögl (Germany), Laurent Rochelle, bass players Yves Romain and Jan Roder, in the Improjazz Kollektief, with Palo Alto & composer Denis Frajerman, The Sputnik Project, a.o.
In 2003, he founded a new quartet (The Marc Sarrazy Quartet) with Austrian trumpet player Paul Scwhingenschlögl, bass player Hanns Höhn and drummer Dieter Arnold (Francfort). The quartet mostly performed in France and Germany. They had a big success in the Berliner Jazz Keller in October 2005.
Marc Sarrazy was invited at the Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival in Saint-Petersburg and made a tour with Russian jazzmen and electronica new scene (Sergey Letov, Vladislav Makarov, Alexey Borisov from Notchnoï Prospekt and Volga, Valentina Ponomareva, 4’33 Ensemble…) crossing Saint-Petersburg, Moscow and Smolensk (April & May 2006).
Since 2006, Marc Sarrazy had formed a new duo with Laurent Rochelle (clarinette basse, sax soprano, mélodica, samplers). They recorded the CD « Intranquillité » in 2007 (linoleum-records.com ).
In the spring 2010, they made a trio with drummer Eric Boccalini, playing their new program « African Project around Abdullah Ibrahim and Mulatu Astatke ». They played several concerts, including for the Rio Loco Festival in Toulouse in June.
In 2011 and 2012, Marc Sarrazy toured in Belgique and in France with Laurent Rochelle (bcl, ss, mélodica), Anja Kowalski (voc), Isabelle Sainte-Rose (cello), Audrey Lauro (as) and Yannick Dupont (dm, laptop) for cine-concerts projects « Histoires sans paroles » and « La Nuit des Corps Vivants ».

Besides his musical activities, Marc Sarrazy is a writer and jazz journalist. He has a long collaboration with the French magazine Improjazz since the issue # 2 (February 1994) and just published a book about the German pianist Joachim Kühn and history of European modern jazz (Editions Syllepse, 2003), and some litteraries novels in different books.

He is actually finishing on a big book on “Jazz & New music from Russia & Siberia, Central Asia, Baltics, Caucasus, Sub-carpatic countries and Mongolia”.
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Albums

dml 001 Le Growl — Marc Sarrazy Marc Sarrazy, Paul Schwingenschlögl Marc Sarrazy, Paul Schwingenschlögl - Le Growl(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Demi-Lune dml 001 France 2003 Sell This Version
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dml 002 K. — Marc Sarrazy Marc Sarrazy Feat. Joachim Kühn Marc Sarrazy Feat. Joachim Kühn - K.(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Demi-Lune dml 002 France 2003 Sell This Version
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dml 003 Virus 124 — Marc Sarrazy Marc Sarrazy Virus 124(CD, Album) Demi-Lune dml 003 France 2003 Sell This Version
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01160 Louis XIV's Love Trance — Marc Sarrazy Marc Sarrazy Louis XIV's Love Trance(CD) Rucilo Records 01160 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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Lin 008 Intranquillité — Marc Sarrazy Marc Sarrazy, Laurent Rochelle Marc Sarrazy, Laurent Rochelle - Intranquillité(CD) Linoleum Lin 008 France 2008 Sell This Version
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Lin 017 Chansons Pour L'oreille Gauche — Marc Sarrazy Marc Sarrazy, Laurent Rochelle Marc Sarrazy, Laurent Rochelle - Chansons Pour L'oreille Gauche (Album) Linoleum Lin 017 France 2017 Sell This Version
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Lin 023 Qui S'en Va Un Peu — Marc Sarrazy Marc Sarrazy, Laurent Rochelle Marc Sarrazy, Laurent Rochelle - Qui S'en Va Un Peu(10", Album, Ltd, Num) Linoleum Lin 023 France 2020 Sell This Version
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Lin 024 Cyclotimic Songs — Marc Sarrazy Marc Sarrazy, Laurent Rochelle Marc Sarrazy, Laurent Rochelle - Cyclotimic Songs (Album) Linoleum Lin 024 France 2021 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Intranquillité — Marc Sarrazy Marc Sarrazy, Laurent Rochelle Marc Sarrazy, Laurent Rochelle - Intranquillité(CDr, Dém) Linoleum none France 2008 Sell This Version