An unusual duet of double bass and saxophone is formed by two musicians Raphaël Schwab and Julien Soro, who have been playing together since their studies in the conservatory of Paris. They both speak the same language, pursuing the same spontaneity: poetry is the cornerstone of their debates. Their compositions are brief and blunt, inspired by Raphaël Schwab’s writing, which becomes an improvisation’s canvas they share with their audience through suspended moments of grace, humor, and after all, music.
About Schwab Soro Jazz Duet
Raphaël Schwab / Double bass
Raphaël Schwab graduated from the Conservatoire of Paris and titular of the CA of Jazz Musician interpret, improviser and composer, he is taking part to numerous projects of various styles, from jazz (with the Big Band Ping Machine) to contemporary music (with Le Balcon’s orchestra) but also classical music and performing Arts. It’s been five years that he’s part of a duet with Julien Soro, saxophonist, to which he is the initiator and for which he composes. The second opus of Schwab Soro duet (Volons ! Neuklang, 2016) was just released and was warmly welcomed.
Julien Soro / Saxophone
He’s one of the most talented young musicians of his generation. He started as leader of the sextet Inama then sideman with the trombonist Glenn Ferris and in Louis Chautemps and François Janneau’s quatuor of saxophonists. In 2009, he founded the quartet Big Four with which he releases four opuses. He also plays for Schwab Soro duet, he’s part of Kami Quintet - then Octet of Pascal Charrier, and finally joins the Ozma quintet, with which he goes in international tours since 2015 (Germany, Central Europe, Colombia, Asia).